Benz GLS

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS

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2019-bmw-x7

2019 BMW X7

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. 2019 BMW X7

As a variant of the company’s flagship SUV, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS offers both traditional styling and a highly capable hauler. Its ample passenger and cargo space are its strengths but there is more to it than its massive size.

The 2019 BMW X7, on the other hand, is a highly anticipated three-row crossover. This large SUV is outfitted with the right features for a proper full-size SUV. Let us see how this newbie fares against the old-timer in this category.

Design & Style

The GLS has a retrograde styling that works even with the current generation. A classic Mercedes-Benz has a sexier exterior and looks so polished and composed through and through. It is very different on the GLS as its curves must be tapered to fit the muscular body. The grille looks mean with the wider size and it is more pronounced with the thick horizontal bars upfront. Nonetheless, the GLS has a plush interior that is cozy and is made with premium materials.

The X7 has the same refinements of any BMW car. The 21-inch wheels look intruding especially when the X7 has a very calm and plain interior.

Technology & Safety

The infotainment system is a big factor in making the GLS stand out. The brand offers a customizable set of features in order to maximize its use, especially when the vehicle is packed to the brim. Aside from the usual entertainment gears upfront, it can also be equipped with a rear entertainment system along with other optional upgrades.

The infotainment system of the X7 is great if you value clarity of graphics and crisp displays. The user interface, however, is confusing and the layout is so disorganized. It will require plenty of effort to get to know the system well and not get distracted while driving.

Performance

The GLS may be big but its turbocharged V6 engine is enough to deliver a noteworthy performance. This is more evident if you will have the V8 engine with its 577 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque. There is an adaptive air suspension for better on-road performance and an optional off-road package if you are aiming for more ground clearance and the best off-road capabilities.

The X7 is endowed with either a 335 hp engine or a 456 hp V8. While it delivers a delightful acceleration, there is a noticeable lag between the time that you press on the gas and the time when the car actually moves. This makes low-speed driving both frustrating and challenging.

The Bottom Line

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS and 2019 BMW X7 are two vehicles that almost match equally in terms of size and tech features. The X7, however, has a confusing UI for its infotainment and its engine is significantly slower than that of the GLS. This means that the GLS wins against the X7 because both entertainment and performance are important in this segment.

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If you are interested in buying the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS, let Mercedes-Benz of Huntington deliver the best deal in town for you. We serve customers throughout the state and its surrounding regions. Drop by our showroom located in Huntington or call us to pre-book for a 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS test drive appointment today!

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