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

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

Why settle for ordinary when you could have extraordinary? Mercedes-Benz has always made an effort to do things a little differently from the rest, and that can be seen in the 2018 GLS. This SUV is a great option for drivers seeking a full-size luxury SUV, and with an assortment of trim levels to choose from, you can’t really go wrong. See which is a better choice as we compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC® vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 550 4MATIC®.

So what’s the difference between these two, other than one number? The GLS 550 4MATIC® has a larger engine and as such has better performance. You’ll experience a lot more horsepower and torque with the GLS 550 4MATIC®, giving you a more spirited drive than the smaller engine in the GLS 450 4MATIC®. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though. Take a look at some additional comparisons in the table below!

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC®


2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 550 4MATIC®

$69,550 MSRP $94,950
17 city/22 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 14 city/19 hwy mpg
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 9-Speed Automatic
362 Horsepower 449
369 lb-ft Torque 516 lb-ft
6.5 seconds 0 to 60 time 5.2 seconds
AWD Drivetrain AWD
7 Number of Airbags 7
Standard PRE-SAFE® Standard
Optional Front Power Lumbar with Massage Standard
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Specs and Features in the 2018 GLS 450 4MATIC® and GLS 550 4MATIC®

What the 550 offers in performance, the 450 comes swinging right back with price. The GLS 450 4MATIC® has a starting MSRP of about $25,000 less than the GLS 550 4MATIC®. While that’s largely due to the differences in performance, you can also attribute it to standard features in the 550 such as front power lumbar with massage feature and standard leather seating (both are optional in the GLS 450 4MATIC®). Curious to see what other similarities these two possess? Some of them are listed below:

  • Heated/cooled front seats
  • Power driver seat with memory
  • Power liftgate
  • Power tilt/sliding sunroof
  • Garage door opener
  • Heated and cooled front cupholders
  • Keyless entry
  • and much more!

Regardless of whether you choose the GLS 450 4MATIC® or the the GLS 550 4MATIC®, you’ll be happy with the end result. Interested in learning more about Mercedes-Benz’s full-size SUV? Get in touch with the team here at World Wide Motors and schedule a test drive today!

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