2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2018 GLS

Were there even any differences between last year’s Mercedes-Benz GLS and the 2019 version? There were a few changes made, most noticeably on the 450 and 550, which both have a new edition you couldn’t get on the 2018 model. Let’s check it out!

As you may know, there weren’t very many changes made from the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV to the 2019 version. However, there are a few key differences that may have an impact on your buying decision. Mainly, we speak of the Grand Edition. This edition brings different features with it that you would be hard-pressed to find on the 2018 GLS SUV. Because of the minimal differences between the two years, we’ll look at the GLS 450 for both 2018 and 2019. This way, you’ll be able to see where they differ.

2019 MB GLS 450 4MATIC exterior front fascia and passenger side vs 2018 MB GLS 450 4MATIC exterior front fascia and drivers side

2019 GLS 450


2018 GLS 450

designo® Porcelain/Espresso Brown Nappa Leather (with Budapest stitching) Seating Optional leather seats
designo® Natural Grain Linden wood trim with stripes Wood Trims? Genuine wood trim
20" 10-Spoke Wheel with Black Accents Wheels 19-inch
available Grand Edition Badging? n/a

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As you can see, there are a few differences between these two trims of the GLS. For one, you’ll have designo® Porcelain/Espresso Brown Nappa Leather with Budapest stitching on the 2019 GLS, whereas you’ll have leather seats optional in the 2018 version. Likewise, while the 2018 GLS is equipped with a genuine wood trim, you’ll have the designo® Natural Grain Linden wood trim with stripes in the 2019 model, as well as unique 20-inch 10-spoke wheels with black accents.

Altogether, there are many perks of driving a Mercedes-Benz SUV, and it is up to you to decide if you are better off with the 2018 or the 2019 version of the GLS. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV is waiting for you right here at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead. Don’t just read about the features of this vehicle; feel the luxury right beneath your fingertips. You can take the GLS for a test drive to see everything we’ve spoken about for yourself. Afterward, you can ask our team of experts any questions that you have.