The Mercedes-Benz GLS was the firm’s attempt at the mildest facelift imaginable. Underneath it was simply a GL-Class, rebadged to bring the seven-seater in line with the rest of the German firm’s nomenclature.
A rival to the Range Rover Sport, Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7, it was meant to be an SUV version of the S-Class – hence the ‘S’ in GLS - but while we were impressed with the fit and finish on offer in the 2016 model, we didn’t think it was quite up to the level of the five-star luxury limo.
That said, this is one of the few premium 4x4 vehicles we can think of that is a genuine seven-seater, with enough room for two adults to sit in the third row and loads of boot room if you’re carrying five or fewer passengers.
It didn’t feel as cumbersome as some rivals either thanks to its relatively slim stance on the road, meaning while there’s a huge distance between front and rear bumpers, the GLS will slot through traffic surprisingly well.
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