2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC® vs 2018 GMC Yukon Denali 4WD

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC® vs 2018 GMC Yukon Denali 4WD

Those unfamiliar with the automotive industry may question why a high-end automaker like Mercedes-Benz is being compared to a more traditional one like GMC. ever since they released their Denali trims, that line has rivaled some of the bigger-named luxury brands. That is definitely the case here, but which truly reigns supreme? Take a look as we compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC® vs 2018 GMC Yukon Denali 4WD.

You never know how closely these two resemble each other until you really begin crunching the numbers. Can a brand like GMC really be compared to the likes of Mercedes-Benz? You could certainly think so after noticing that they share almost the same MSRP. Aside from that, there actually is a little back and forth. Take a look at the table below.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC®


2018 GMC Yukon Denali 4WD

$69,550 MSRP $69,200
17 city/22 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 14 city/20 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
Standard Power Sunroof/Moonroof Optional
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Design Features in the GLS 450 4MATIC®

It’s not often you see a less-acclaimed automaker try to compare to a bigger name like Mercedes-Benz, but that’s what GMC is trying to do. While they certainly have a lot going for them in terms of performance, there’s more to a luxury SUV than that. The GLS 450 4MATIC® is equipped with plenty of design features that let you know it strives to be top-of-the-line. The cabin, both refined and refreshing, is equipped with hand-finished wood, hand-fitted upholstery, and subtle metallic details for a contemporary finish. In addition to that, there are plenty of other standard design features such as:

  • 19-inch 5-spoke wheels

  • Nappa leather multifunction steering wheel

  • Aluminum roof rails

  • Dual chrome exhaust tips

  • Eucalyptus wood trim

  • Privacy glass

  • MB-Tex upholstery

The verdict is in. The jury has spoken. There’s simply no beating a purebred luxury brand like Mercedes-Benz. Despite their best efforts, GMC is best left competing with the automakers in their own segment. Curious to see the GLS 450 4MATIC® in action? Come check it out here at World Wide Motors! Conveniently located in Indianapolis, we’re here for all your luxury vehicle needs. Stop by or schedule a test drive today!

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