2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV Review for Evanston, IL
Transport your family in comfort and style with the all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS. This luxury large SUV seats up to seven across three spacious rows with all the interior niceties you’ve come to expect from Mercedes-Benz. Paired with ultimate performance and all-weather safety, the GLS is the primo choice for distinguished drivers near Evanston, IL.
We invite you to read our review of the performance, technology, and interior of the luxurious 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS Performance
The all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS comes with three engine options:
- 3.0L twin-turbo V6 (362 horsepower)
- 4.7L twin-turbo V8 (449 horsepower)
- 5.5L twin-turbo V8 (577 horsepower)
With each engine upgrade, you’ll get faster acceleration, with 0-60 mph times of 6.5 seconds, 5.2 seconds, and 4.5 seconds, respectively.
You’ll get above-average fuel efficiency with the GLS lineup considering the model’s size and powerful engines. The base V6 achieves 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway ratings. The 4.7L V8 achieves 14 mpg city and 19 mph highway, while the most powerful AMG 5.7L V8 gets 13 mpg city and 18 mpg highway.
The GLS employs an air suspension system to provide a comfortable, cushioned ride in any road conditions. All-wheel drive is standard with Dynamic Select mode to add extra grip on dangerous roads, using Slippery, Comfort, Sport, and Off-Road settings. Combined with winter tires, these extra safety assurances are a must-have for the inclement weather in Evanston, IL.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS Exterior
Overall, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS is quite similar to its SUV cousins, with a trend toward a sloping front and a more angular rear. The grille of the GLS features a prominent Mercedes-Benz emblem, with complementing LED headlights. With wheel sizes ranging from 19 to 22 inches, the GLS can be upgraded for a more aggressive aesthetic.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS is available in a range of neutral colors, plus a fiery red and a vivid blue:
- Polar White
- Obsidian Black Metallic
- Silver Metallic
- Lunar Blue Metallic
- Brilliant Blue Metallic
- Selenite Grey Metallic
- Cardinal Red Metallic
- Diamond White Metallic
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS Interior
As you would expect from a top-rated luxury SUV, the GLS is decked in comfortable and modern luxury materials, such as metal, wood, and leather trims. Standard are leather seats and a 10-way powered adjusting driver’s seat with memory settings, as well as a sunroof.
Optional interior upgrades include genuine leather seats, quilted Nappa leather seats, 10-way adjusting passenger seat, massaging front seats, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, and a steering wheel trimmed with quality wood inlays and leather. You can also spring for a larger panoramic sunroof, three-zone climate control, sunshades, and soft-close doors.
Unlike many third-row SUVS, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS is designed to fit adults as well as it fits children. With room for seven, this SUV easily adapts to growing families with class-leading head- and legroom. The third row splits in half to fold forward (with power controls) for extra cargo space--a total of 49.4 cubic feet. With the second and third rows folded, you’ll have access to a massive 93.8 cubic feet.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS Technology Features
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS comes with surround view cameras that provide a 360-degree view of the vehicle, making parking easier than ever.
Standard technology features include Bluetooth®, HD radio, 115-volt household outlet, and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment hub.
Available technology features include an 8-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, voice commands, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a harmon/kardon® or Bang & Olufsen sound system. An optional rear seat entertainment system makes drives fly by for rear passengers.
Advanced safety features also come standard on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS, including driver attention monitoring, drowsiness monitoring, forward collision alerts, and automatic emergency braking. Add-on features include a full suite of the latest safety technology:
- Adaptive LED headlights
- Automatic high beam headlights
- Blind spot monitoring
- Lane departure warning
- Lane keep assist
- Adaptive cruise control, to maintain a safe distance from other vehicles
- Active steering assist
- Pedestrian detection
- Speed limit assist
- Automatic parking assist
- PRESAFE® Plus
PRESAFE® Plus is a special Mercedes-Benz technology that helps protect passengers in the event of a collision. The PRESAFE® technology employs sensors to detect oncoming collisions, which then trigger the seat belts to tighten, close windows, and automatically adjust the headrests to better support the head and neck. The PRESAFE® option even triggers a white noise sound that helps protect the inner ear from the shockwaves and loud sounds of a collision.
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS Models Available
GLS 450 4MATIC®
This base model is paired with the base 3.0L twin-turbo V6 engine with an automatic 9-speed transmission. As a base model, the GLS 450 comes with basic standard features with premium packages adding on desired upgrades for technology, safety, and lighting.
GLS 550 4MATIC®
This midrange trim upgrade offers the 4.7L V8 engine with 9-speed transmission. Aside from improved performance, the GLS 550 is upgraded with genuine leather seats, massaging seats, smartphone integration, and a suite of safety features.
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