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Mercedes-Benz GLS

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Summary


The Mercedes-Benz GLS is a large SUV, and the largest model in the Mercedes SUV family. The current model was launched in 2019 – earlier models were called the GL until 2016, when Mercedes renamed a number of its models to provide a more cohesive structure to its range.

The standard GLS is currently only available in the UK with a diesel engine. There is a more luxurious Mercedes-Maybach GLS that comes with a petrol engine, and a high-performance Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 as well. We will be building separate pages for these vehicles, so check back soon.

The Mercedes-Benz GLS has received positive reviews from the UK automotive media, and currently holds an Expert Rating of 68%, two points behind its main rival, the BMW X7. It has received praise for its comfort, refinement and spaciousness, although the driving experience is not rated particularly highly.

Key specifications


Body style: Large SUV
Engines: diesel
Price: From £75,040 on-road

Launched: Summer 2019
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


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Safety rating


No safety rating

As of August 2021, the Mercedes-Benz GLS has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP. Testing was halted during the first half 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and has been gradually resuming since Autumn 2020.

Due to its price and relatively low sales numbers in Europe, we’re not expecting the GLS to be a priority for Euro NCAP crash testing. If the car is assessed, we’ll publish the results here.

Eco rating


No eco rating

As of August 2021, the Mercedes-Benz GLS has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP, and only a few cars have do far been assessed.

If the GLS is chosen for assessment, we’ll update this page with the results.

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