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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2018 Cadillac Escalade

The Mercedes-Benz GLS, a full-size luxury SUV, embodies your family's values--protective, thoughtful, and generous, the GLS is the ultimate family vehicle. Discover how the spacious 7-seater stacks up against another popular family SUV with the following 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2018 Cadillac Escalade comparison. 

Families seeking an upscale vehicle that is affordable without compromise will be pleased the low starting price of the GLS. The GLS also offers families greater value with the choice between three powertrains, more horsepower, and better city fuel economy. The GLS offers three engine options while the Escalade only offers one, and two of the GLS engine options are more powerful than the Escalade's V8. Both SUVs achieve impressive highway fuel economy. When it comes to cargo space and towing capacity, both SUVs are plenty spacious and capable to haul along whatever you desire. 

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS in White vs 2018 Cadillac Escalade in White

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS


2018 Cadillac Escalade

$69,550* Starting MSRP $74,695

362-hp 3.0L V6
449-hp 4.7L V8 biturbo
577-hp AMG® 5.5L V8 biturbo

Engine Options & Horsepower

420-hp 6.2L V8
Up to 17 city / 22 highway Fuel Economy (MPG) Up to 14 city / 23 highway

16 - 93.8 cubic feet & 7,500 lbs

Cargo Volume & Towing Capacity

15.2 - 94.2 cubic feet & 8,100 - 8,300 lbs.


2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS Cabin Features

Premium comfort and luxury are at the forefront of the Mercedes-Benz GLS cabin--in all three rows. From the heated and massaging front seats to the reclining second row to the power-folding third row, every GLS passenger will be spoiled with space and comfort. A vast Panorama roof stretches over two rows, giving the cabin an open-air feel. In any seating for cargo configuration, the GLS SUV has an incredible capacity to satisfy. The SUV's cabin is also packed with advanced technology and modern conveniences to enhance life behind the wheel. 

Standard and available cabin feature are highlighted below.

  • COMAND® System with 8" Display
  • mBrace® Connect Services
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 2 Screens & DVD Players Behind Each Front Head Restraint
  • USB Input
  • Steering Pilot
  • Active Brake Assist
  • Distance Pilot DISTRONIC® Adaptive Cruise Control
  • ...and more!

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale for details.

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