2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser

You might not think of the two as having a lot in common since Mercedes-Benz is a luxury brand and Toyota is not, but there is one model that Mercedes-Benz has that is similar to a Toyota model. The Land Cruiser has a lot in common with the GLS, seeing as how they’re both large and are great for offroading. However, as you put them next to each other you’ll see that there are quite a few differences. Check out our comparison between the 2017 Mercedes-Benz vs 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser.

The Land Cruiser has room for eight, which may make it a better choice if you really need to fit that many people in it. However, the 2017 GLS, despite only having room for seven, has more space which will make the ride more comfortable. See what other differences exist in our comparison below.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 550 SUV vs 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser
4.7L biturbo V8 Engine 5.7L V8
449 Horsepower 381
516 lb-ft. Torque 401 lb-ft.
Standard Front Power Lumbar with Massage Not Available
14 city/18 highway MPG 13 city/18 highway
93.8 cubic ft. Max Cargo Volume 81.7 cubic ft.

Active Safety Features in the GLS

When we look past the extra power and torque in the 2017 GLS, there are some safety features we really shouldn’t overlook. Mercedes-Benz knows you want to keep your passengers and yourself safe during your off-roading adventures, which is why they’ve equipped the GLS in ways that the Land Cruiser can’t compare. Some of those safety features include:

  • Distance Pilot DISTRONIC: an adaptive cruise control feature that will adjust your speed automatically to keep your distance from the car in front of you

  • Crosswind Assist: a feature which will adjust braking to counter sudden gusts of wind

  • Active Brake Assist: this feature can anticipate potential collisions and warn you before they occur. If you fail to brake in time, it will brake for you.

  • ATTENTION ASSIST®: an industry first, ATTENTION ASSIST® monitors your habits to determine if you’re too drowsy. If you are, it will give you both an audible and visual alert.

  • Mbrace Telematics: coming complimentary with the purchase of the GLS, this system provides you with information like automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle assistance, and remote features like unlocking and locking.

If you’re in the market for a full-size luxury SUV, look no further than the 2017 GLS. We have these available at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis, so feel free to stop by and take a look or call us with any questions today!

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS back interior
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS front exterior
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS front interior
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS in winter

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