2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2018 Acura MDX

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For drivers looking to get behind the wheel of a new luxury SUV that offers enough space for the whole family has plenty of 3-row models to choose from. One model that stands out from the rest thanks to its versatile design, powerful capabilities, and spacious interior is the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS. This spacious three-row luxury SUV offers plenty of interior space for everyone to stretch out and sit comfortably – even those way back in the third row.

To give you an idea of just how above and beyond the GLS goes, we’ve put it up against one of its fellow three-row competitors, the 2018 Acura MDX. Both models offer a stylish luxury design and seven-passenger capacity, however only one can reign supreme. See how the models compare in the chart below.

For the purposes of this model comparison, we’ll be looking at two of the models’ similar trim levels, the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC® and the Acura MDX SH-AWD w/ Advance Entertainment Package.


2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS

2018 Acura MDX

121.1 inches Wheelbase 111 inches
7,500 lbs (hitch optional) Towing Capacity 3500 lbs
362 Horsepower 290
35 inches Third-Row Legroom 28.1 inches

Advantages of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS

The largest model in the Mercedes-Benz GL lineup, the 2018 GLS provides plenty of luxury features, performance abilities and safety features as a standard so you and your family can always feel confident behind the wheel.

It runs on a standard 3.0-Liter V6 Biturbo engine that’s able to put forth 362 horsepower and nearly 370 lb-ft of torque. You can also upgrade to an available 4.7-liter V8 Biturbo engine if you’re looking for extra power. This massive engine in the GLS 550 creates 449 horsepower, while the AMG® GLS 63 has 577 horsepower to work with thanks to its 5.5-liter AMG® V8 Biturbo engine.

Drivers also benefit from a variety of impressive safety features including ATTENTION ASSIST®, Active Brake Assist, Crosswind Assist, a standard rearview camera with active guidelines and LED Daytime Running Lamps.

If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS, be sure to contact us today here at Loeber Motors. We’ll be happy to help you get behind the wheel of the model that’s right for you. Just give us a call or click the button below to contact us online!


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