When it comes to luxury SUVs, the Cadillac Escalade may be one of the most well-known models, made famous by various hip-hop artists, football players, and Need For Speed Underground 2, but is it the best way to invest six figures? Of course, there are few complaints about the Escalade by those who drive it, but we can come up with plenty of reasons why you might want to buy a Mercedes-Benz GLS instead.
First, the GLS and the Escalade are almost identical in length. Really, the only difference on the outside, other than aesthetics, is the wheelbase. The GLS has a wheelbase that is five inches longer than that of the Escalade, giving it an advantage in both handling and safety categories. It also makes it possible for the GLS to be two inches taller, providing more headroom on the inside.
|2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 550 SUV||Technology||2017 Cadillac Escalade Platinum 4WD SUV|
|4.7L biturbo V8||Engine||6.2L V8|
|449 HP||Horsepower||420 HP|
|516 lb-ft||Torque||460 lb-ft|
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS is in its first year of production. Before 2016, the GLS was known as the GL-Class, which was modernized to provide drivers with what they expect in a luxury SUV. From DYNAMIC SELECT (®) driving modes to the 9-speed automatic transmission, there is no other SUV in the industry that can match the GLS feature for feature, and we haven't even gotten to the engine yet!
Thanks to AMG®, Mercedes-Benz has become THE expert in the combustion engine. In the case of the GLS vs the Escalade, the GLS has a smaller engine that produces more power using less gasoline. That is quite the sentence, right? The GLS 550 is not a Mercedes-Benz AMG® brand, but much of the same technologies can be found inside of it, helping this almost three-ton SUV jump from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 5.2 seconds. If you would like to learn more about the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS in Phoenix, come to Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead today!