2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC® vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz G 550

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC® vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz G 550

Gone are the days of accepting ordinary. You’ve worked long hours at a hard job and deserve something to look forward to on the drive home. Mercedes-Benz has a couple of great options for people like you; SUVs built for the luxury-savvy consumer without the excess junk you don’t need. Check out the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC® vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz G 550.

The most noticeable difference between these two is the shape of each. The GLS 450 4MATIC® looks like a typical luxury SUV from the outside, but the G 550 is unique in that it has a boxy shape and a more retro look to it. Originally designed for the military as suggested by the Shah of Iran, the G 550 has a classic look compared to the contemporary design of the GLS 450 4MATIC®. Check out some additional specs and features below.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC®


2018 Mercedes-Benz G 550

$69,550 MSRP $123,600
17 city/22 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 13 city/14 hwy mpg
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 7-Speed Automatic
362 Horsepower 416
369 lb-ft Torque 450 lb-ft
AWD Drivetrain AWD
7 Number of Airbags 7
6.5 seconds 0 to 60 time 5.9 seconds
93.8 cubic ft Max Cargo Volume 79.5 cubic ft
Optional Front Power Lumbar with Massage Standard
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Specs and Features in the GLS 450 4MATIC® and G 550

Aside from the exterior appearance, there’s another big difference worth mentioning as well: price. The G 550 has a starting MSRP of nearly twice that of the GLS 450 4MATIC®, meaning that if you’re on a budget, the military-inspired vehicle might not be for you. If you can afford the G 550 though, you’ll find a bunch of features to love inside. Some of those include:

  • Direct injection and multi-spark ignition

  • Efficient turbocharger configuration

  • NANOSLIDE cylinder wall technology

  • Permanent all-wheel drive with 2-speed transfer case

  • Three lockable differentials

  • 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission with shift paddles

  • and much more!

It’s difficult to choose when you have two great options like these, but a decision has to be made. Stop by our dealership here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis to get a closer comparison! It’s hard to go wrong as long as you’re choosing Mercedes-Benz, so come by and see for yourself why so many others are making the switch!

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