2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2017 Cadillac Escalade

The Cadillac Escalade is one of the most iconic luxury SUVs available. Its legendary reputation is known far and wide. And while the Escalade is undoubtedly luxurious, is it worth the price? Did you know you could own a Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV for less price than the Cadillac Escalade?

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz is in its first-year of production, and it is already ready to impress. Previously known as the GL-Class, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS features everything you've come to expect from Mercedes-Benz, including DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes for optimal performance, multiple trim levels and engine options for increased performance or efficiency, and a host of standard and available advanced safety and driver assistance technology.

Keep reading to find out more about the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS and how it stacks up against its rival, the 2017 Cadillac Escalade.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2017 Cadillac Escalade
3.0-liter V6 Biturbo Engine 6.2-liter V8
362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque Power 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
$68,700 Starting MSRP $73,395

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The 2017 Mercedes GLS is available in multiple trim levels. The base model is the GLS 450, which features a 362-hp, 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine. Next up is the GLS 550 SUV, which has a 449-hp, 4.7-liter V8 biturbo engine. The top-of-the-line Mercedes-Benz GLS is the AMG® GLS 63. The AMG® GLS 63 hosts the extremely powerful 577-hp, 5.5-liter AMG® V8 biturbo engine. Mercedes-Benz also makes a diesel version of the GLS: the GLS 350d. With a more efficient base model engine from Mercedes-Benz, you'll get better fuel efficiency from the 2017 GLS than the 2017 Escalade. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS also offers a nine-speed automatic transmission, compared to the 2017 Cadillac Escalade's eight-speed automatic transmission.

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS is packed with new and innovative entertainment and safety features, including an 8-in COMAND® touchscreen and infotainment system with available entertainment and navigation add-ons. The system offers both navigation and entertainment options for drivers. Two custom-made audio systems were made for the GLS, as well, including one by Harman Kardon® and another by Bang & Olufsen®. The 2017 GLS also features the legendary and unmatched Intelligent Drive system, ATTENTION ASSIST®, Crosswind Assist, Active Brake Assist, rearview camera, and so much more.

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS starts at $68,700, almost $5,000 less than the 2017 Cadillac Escalade! Why pay more when you can get Mercedes-Benz luxury for less?

Schedule a test drive of this or any other Mercedes-Benz model from Aristocrat Motors. Our knowledgeable team is ready to help you with all of your Mercedes-Benz needs!
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