As a full-sized luxury SUV, you can expect for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS to be mighty in performance. The current design is on its fifth year and is still works, especially with the few subtle updates. Aside from a massive cargo space, the GLS has plenty of other strengths that not even the 2020 BMW X5 can compare. The X5 is one of BMW’s best sellers so it will be quite interesting to see where it failed to match against the GLS.
Most Mercedes-Benz vehicles are known for their curvy exteriors and strong styling details. The GLS looks strong, yes, but it will demand an entirely different set of features to compliment its big and boxy body. The designers, however, was able to pull off a design that made the GLS look loveable despite its size. The finely tailored goods are best appreciated on the cabin with the highly-customizable feature
The X5 toned down its looks by having gentle bumps over the rear wheels. It draws the attention from the big front to its rear end where catchy taillights are in place. Although the X5 looks okay on the outside, most of its impressive styling features are on the cabin. The theme is warm and contemporary and they exceptionally did that for most of the interior.
As always, the German automaker really knows how to spoil with its healthy tech offerings for the GLS. Aside from the more than sufficient standard in-car tech, the buyers are also given plenty of upgrade options to make the infotainment features more interesting and upscale than it already is.
As for the X5, being lavish is also a priority and it did so by having two digital displays for the infotainment. While it does come handy for giving important information at a glance, they also tend to cause a distraction. This is precisely why a horde of safety features must be upgraded to keep a safety drive despite having a confusing infotainment.
There are three models for the 2020 GLS and it starts with the GLS 450 with a turbocharged V6 engine for up to 362 hp and 369 lb-ft. while this set up is already adequate, performance junkies will have most fun on the AMG® GLS 63 with its V8 engine for a whooping 577 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque.
As for the X5, its turbocharged 6-cylinder engine delivers enough power at 335 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. Since it is a large car, it will be best to get the Dynamic Handling package for more stability and control on the road.
Both the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS and 2020 BMW X5 surpassed most of the expectations that are reserved for big luxury vehicles. The GLS, however, has gained more points for having intuitive infotainment. The X5 muddled things up when it decided to add a distraction courtesy of the two digital infotainment displays.
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