2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2017 Lexus GX
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS is an incredible choice for a full-size luxury SUV, with it recently named to the Car and Driver "10Best Trucks and SUVs" list. It sets the bar very high, for it’s the only full-fledged seven-seater in the European premium SUV segment, while boasting ample spaciousness, luxury and impressive levels of comfort, agile dynamics and best-in-class safety. In this 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2017 Lexus GX comparison, we show how the new GLS favorably measures up against the luxury SUV competition.
The 2017 GLS550 4MATIC easily outmuscles the 2017 GX 460 on the performance front. It comes with the state-of-the-art V8 biturbo engine featuring direct injection, delivering an incredible 449 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the GX 460 only manages 301 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque. Further enhancing the performance of the GLS is its DYNAMIC SELECT system, which provides up to six transmission modes. In addition to the settings COMFORT, SLIPPERY and SPORT, with the DYNAMIC SELECT Controller in the center console, the driver can additionally choose INDIVIDUAL or an OFF-ROAD mode.
|2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS550 4MATIC||VS||2017 Lexus GX 460|
|Turbocharged 4.7-Liter V8||Engine||4.6-Liter V8|
|93.8 cu-ft||Maximum Cargo Capacity||64.7 cu-ft|
|Standard||Genuine Wood Trim||No|
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Another advantage of the 2017 GLS is its luxurious, comfortable and spacious interior. It can seat up to seven passengers, providing plenty of elbow and headroom in all three seat rows. With its diverse adjustment options, the center seat row enables a high degree of flexibility in the interior, including a cargo position for optimum use of the luggage compartment. While the 2017 GLS offers a cavernous maximum cargo capacity of 93.8 cu-ft, the 2017 GX 460 only provides 64.7 cu-ft. Interior highlights of the 2017 GLS include 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel in nappa leather, a sophisticated instrument panel with color Media Display and available an air ionization system for even better interior air quality. Also, the 2017 GLS comes standard with genuine wood trim, which is not offered for the GX 460.
You can have the peace of mind for safety in the 2017 GLS. Standard driver assistance systems include COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, Crosswind Assist and ATTENTION ASSIST. Other systems available as standard include PRE-SAFE system, Brake Assist and electronic all-wheel-drive traction system. Also, the optional Driver Assistance Package further reduces the driver's workload while enhancing safety for the passengers, with systems including DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist, PRE-SAFE Brake with pedestrian detection, BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Speed Limit Assist.
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