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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2018 Cadillac Escalade

Spacious, safe, and upscale, luxury SUVs are highly sought after by large families who want the very best. The Mercedes-Benz GLS has been raising the bar for the luxury SUV segment for decades. See how it stacks up against another popular model in the following 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2018 Cadillac Escalade comparison. 

The Mercedes-Benz GLS and the Cadillac Escalade are popular luxury SUVs among families. The GLS offers the greatest value, as it boasts a lower starting price despite having more to offer than the Escalade. For example, the GLS offers three powertrain options--two of which are more powerful than the Escalade's one powertrain option. The GLS also achieves three more MPG during city driving, which is important to busy families with countless daily errands. Both the GLS and the Escalade offer plenty of cargo space to store the essentials and then some, as well as sufficient towing power. Get more for less with the GLS! 

2018 GLS in White vs 2018 Escalade in White

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS


2018 Cadillac Escalade

$69,550* Starting MSRP $74,695

362-hp 3.0L V6

449-hp 4.7L V8 biturbo

577-hp AMG® 5.5L V8 biturbo

Engine Options 

& Horsepower

420-hp 6.2L V8
Up to 17 city / 22 highway Fuel Economy (MPG) Up to 14 city / 23 highway

16 - 93.8 cubic feet

& 7,500 lbs.

Cargo Volume

& Towing Capacity

15.2 - 94.2 cubic feet

& 8,100 - 8,300 lbs.


2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS Cabin Features

Upscale and sophisticated, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS is equipped with a host of advanced technology features and modern conveniences to make life more enjoyable behind the wheel. The SUV's luxuriously-crafted cabin features high-quality and soft-touch materials for a first-class driving experience. From advanced driver-assistance systems to a rear seat entertainment system, the 2018 GLS SUV has plenty to offer to keep the whole family happy. 

We've highlighted some standard and available cabin features below.

  • COMAND® System with 8" Display
  • mBrace® Connect Services
  • Heated and Massaging Front Seats
  • Panorama Roof
  • 2 Screens & DVD Players Behind Each Front Head Restraint
  • Power-Folding Third Row
  • Active Brake Assist
  • Distance Pilot DISTRONIC® Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Steering Pilot
  • ...and more!

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead for details.

2018 GLS blue side view
2018 GLS cargo space
2018 GLS cabin with Diamond Seat Pattern
2018 GLS in Silver side view