Dress in luxury around town and beyond. The comparisons between the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS and BMW X7 full-size luxury SUVs are bountiful, but which one is the best fit for you?
Consider the research our Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead team found as you prepare for your next luxury vehicle. After all, the long and winding roads in Peoria, AZ , are ideal suitors for either SUV.
The best of both worlds begins with the engines underneath the hood. Drivers will find their respective base models to include a 3.0L 6-cylinder turbo engine - a starting point impressive on its own.
The BMW X7 executes its power with 335 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque alongside standard all-wheel drive. The standard 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS bests the X7 by delivering 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is standard as well, so you’ll be able to take on any slick road or all-terrain trail that stands in your way.
All that extra power also makes the 2022 GLS a more capable towing vehicle. If you’re hauling your boat or a travel trailer, it has a maximum towing capacity of 7,700 pounds when properly configured. Meanwhile, the BMW X7 can only manage 7,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity.
Make no mistake - you’re guaranteed to find comfort, luxury, and next-generation convenience in the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS and the BMW X7. For instance, both SUVs offer supple leather upholstery and 4-zone automatic climate control to keep your whole clan ideally cozy.
It’s here, though, that the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS ups the ante with modern-day technology designed for ease of access. The intuitive Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system includes two 12.3-inch displays - one of which is a touchscreen. These screens combine for a wraparound design that looks stunning. It also gives the system a more seamless look when compared to the similar Live Cockpit Professional of the X7, in which the two screens are separated.
Active safety technology is loaded into the DNA of Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Thoughtful engineering paves the way for a calming journey that’s dressed in safety and peace of mind.
These two luxury SUVs share several standard advanced features in each of their respective trims, including:
That’s just the beginning. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS offers a plethora of advanced safety features—not found on the BMW X7—that make for next-generation protection. Take into consideration the Crosswind Assist, which helps keep the vehicle centered in heavy winds caused by Mother Nature or even a passing truck.
Perhaps most impressively is the optional MAGIC VISION CONTROL® feature on the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS. Using laser-cut holes to deliver precise washer fluid sprays, this feature eliminates the brief, vision-obstructing view commonly found when cleaning the front windshield. This system is not available with the X7.
The path forward is in your hands. Both luxury SUVs provide their own unique spin on the driving experience. Still, our team at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead found that in our 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. BMW X7 comparison, Mercedes-Benz ultimately comes out on top with superior safety and performance.
If you live near Peoria, AZ , pay our dealership a visit when you get a chance. We’ll get you set up with a test drive to try this luxury SUV out for yourself.
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