GLS vs X7: A Rich Rivalry

September 16th, 2019 by

The 2020 GLS “leans in even further to the idea that the GLS is the S-Class of SUVs” (Car and Driver, APR ’19). The S-Class Family features: 

  • AIRMATIC® Suspension
  • LED Intelligent Light System
  • Active Parking Assist
  • 64 Color Ambient Lighting
  • Wireless Charging
  • Burmester® Surround Sound System

The many advantages of the 2020 GLS

The GLS SUV has a 23.8 gallon fuel tank which means less stopping on the road and on average can get up to 571 miles on one tank!

  • More USB-C ports (GLS has 9; X7 has 7)
  • HANDS-FREE ACCESS with KEYLESS GO®; X7 does not offer hands free access
  • The 2020 GLS is now longer, taller and has more cargo space behind the 2nd row compared to the 2019 GLS
  • Smartphone Integrations standard and at no cost; X7 only offers Apple CarPlay – and it is $80/year
  • Parking Assistance features standard; X7 offers Parking Assistance Package
  • Offers optional wireless charging and rear tablet in rear seats with Executive Rear Seat Package; not offered on X7
  • GLS Car Wash Mode is more advanced than X7’s Car Wash Camera Function
  • GLS is almost 3 inches longer and 1 inch taller than the X7
  • 23″ wheels (optional add on) on the GLS 580; these wheels are not offered on any BMW
  • GLS has a larger 3rd row window

What’s New? 2020 is the year of more options

  • E-Active Suspension -> see it in action!
    • Optional system that creates even better ride and comfort agility
  • Make every seat, the best seat in the house
    • Offered with MBUX Rear Tablet that controls comfort and entertainment
  • MBUX: Mercedes-Benz Users Experience
    • WINNER of the 2019 Edmund’s Tech Driven Award for “Most Innovative New In-Car Feature”
  • Captain’s Chairs are now available at a $0 Cost Option – which have a 7 inch gap for easy access to and from the third row; X7 has a 3 inch gap 
    • No more climbing in and out or having to hassle with taking out a car seat!

Car Wash Mode

  • Standard on all 2020 GLS Models

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV

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