The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a full-size, three-row luxury crossover SUV that offers a diesel V6, a gasoline V6 or a choice of two V8 engines. The 2017 GLS-Class has a new name, but it's technically a refreshed version of the previous GL-Class crossover. Mercedes positions the GLS-Class as the S-Class of SUVs, yet its starting MSRP and pricing in general may not be as exorbitant as you'd expect.
The GLS-Class officially makes its debut for 2017, though it's really a slightly revised version of the outgoing GL-Class. Highlights include modified exterior styling, a newly standard nine-speed automatic transmission (except on the AMG GLS 63) and a touchpad-operated infotainment system with a larger screen and available Apple CarPlay. Also, all engines except the GLS450's turbocharged V6 get a bit more horsepower this year.
If you simply want the best three-row luxury SUV on the market, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class should be on your short list. Offering first-class accommodations, the latest technology and a choice of four excellent engines, the GLS is a top contender in the full-size, luxury SUV category.