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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS*

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA*

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA

Comparing 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA means pitting two of the industry’s most desirable luxury SUVs head to head, so you’ll have to consider:

  • Performance
  • Interior Features and Dimensions
  • Safety Features

To make things easier, we’ve crunched numbers and compared features to put together this convenient overview. Just read it through to discover which model will best suit your needs.


If you’re looking for a premium SUV ready to perform above and beyond whether you’re changing lanes around Beckley or towing a speedboat from to Huntington, the Mercedes-Benz GLS is for you. If you’d prefer a more balanced blend of performance and efficiency, take a test drive in the Mercedes-Benz GLA.

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA
    • Power: 208 hp w/258 lb-ft of torque
    • Fuel Economy: 24 mpg city/33 mpg highway
    • Not recommended for towing
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS
    • Power: 362 hp w/369 lb-ft of torque
    • Fuel Economy: 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway
    • Maximum Towing: 7,500 lbs (w/optional trailer hitch)
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Interior Features and Dimensions

The Mercedes-Benz GLS functions a little better for growing families thanks to its spacious accommodations:

  • Cargo Space: Up to 93.8 cubic feet in the Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. 43.6 in the Mercedes-Benz GLA.
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 7 in the Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 5 in the Mercedes-Benz GLA.

Of course, the Mercedes-Benz GLA does boast tighter exterior dimensions for easier driving. In terms of features, the Mercedes-Benz GLS offers a few more as standard, including:

  • Genuine Wood Trim
  • Front Dual Power Headrests
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Remote Decklid Release
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Safety Features

Both the Mercedes-Benz GLA and the Mercedes-Benz GLS offer a first-rate selection of driver assistance technologies, including:

  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC®
  • Active Parking Assist
  • Surround View System

However, there are certain safety features you’ll only find available with the Mercedes-Benz GLS, including:

  • Crosswind Assist
  • Active Steering Assist
  • Speed Limit Assist
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Compare Both Luxury Mercedes-Benz SUVs in Our Showroom

Whether you want to arrange a test drive in the Mercedes-Benz GLS, talk Mercedes-Benz GLA trim levels, or find out about the latest special offers, feel free to contact us today.

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Phone: (304) 746-0500

5 Dudley Farms Lane Charleston, WV


Phone: (304) 746-0500

5 Dudley Farms Lane Charleston, WV


Phone: (304) 746-0500

5 Dudley Farms Lane Charleston, WV
38.326558 -81.713262
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