2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC® vs 2018 Cadillac Escalade

When it comes to full-size luxury, no one does it better than Mercedes-Benz. With five different SUV models and countless trim levels to choose from, few automakers offer quite the selection. Their largest model offers a unique blend of comfort, technology and performance. Take a look at how it compares to another top model here as we compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC® vs 2018 Cadillac Escalade.

Performance is a top concern to many when it comes to luxury SUVs. Both the GLS 450 4MATIC® and Escalade offer plenty of power and performance capabilities. While the Escalade offers more horsepower and torque, it comes at the expense of fuel efficiency and an MSRP of more than $8,000 more than the GLS 450 4MATIC®. How else do they stack up? Check out the table below!

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC®


2018 Cadillac Escalade 4WD

$69,550 MSRP $77,695
17 city/22 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 14 city/21 hwy mpg
9 Speed Automatic Transmission 10 Speed Automatic
362 Horsepower 420
369 lb-ft Torque 460 lb-ft
6.5 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Available
AWD Drivetrain AWD
7 Number of Airbags 7
Standard PRE-SAFE® Not Available
Optional Intelligent Cruise Control Not Available
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Intelligent Cruise Control in the 2018 GLS 450 4MATIC®

Now that 2018 is here, many shoppers are expecting more than ever before in their vehicles - especially luxury vehicles. Despite all the qualities the Escalade has, it’s missing one key element that is available in the GLS 450 4MATIC®: intelligent cruise control. DISTRONIC PLUS, Mercedes-Benz’s intelligent cruise control feature, provides convenience that is often unappreciated until the need for it comes up. Have you ever driven behind a vehicle that fluctuates speed a lot? Of course you have. We’ve all been there. You just want to activate cruise control and let your mind go on autopilot, but it’s hard when you have to keep speeding up and then slow back down. With DISTRONIC PLUS, you’re set with a feature that monitors the speed of the vehicle in front of you to keep a safe distance. As the vehicle slows down, your GLS 450 4MATIC® will also slow down to match their speed. Once they speed back up, you’ll also speed up until you hit your desired cruise control setting.

The time to switch your SUV for a contemporary juggernaut is now. Come to World Wide Motors today to check out our inventory! We’re conveniently located right here in Indianapolis, and there’s a full lineup of models to choose from. Get in touch with us right away!

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