2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2018 Cadillac Escalade

black 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS set against navy blue 2018 Cadillac Escalade

Few brands are as prestigious as Mercedes-Benz, but some come pretty close. Cadillac, for example, is known for making reliable, high-quality, and stylish vehicles that place a high priority on rider comfort and advanced amenities, much like Mercedes-Benz. If you're in the market for a large luxury SUV, then you'd be hard-pressed to find two models that check more boxes than the Mercedes-Benz GLS and Cadillac Escalade.

But one must come out on top, right? If you'd like to figure out whether the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS or 2018 Cadillac Escalade is better suited for you, then we invite you to utilize the details laid out below.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC®


2018 Cadillac Escalade 4WD

$69,550* Starting MSRP $77,695
Turbocharged 3.0L V6, 362 horsepower Base Engine 6.2L V8, 420 horsepower
17 city / 22 highway** Fuel Economy (mpg) 14 city / 21 highway
Standard Power Sunroof Not available

In comparing the base model of the GLS and the 4WD variation of the Escalade base trim, there are a few notable differences. Right off the bat, you can see the Cadillac SUV has a more powerful base engine. That being said, the Mercedes-Benz GLS stands out when it comes to efficiency. The GLS also happens to be the more affordable option. Both models offer comfortable seating for seven passengers as well as a generous cargo area. The two vehicles are also on the same level when it comes to available features, offering the best of the best for any driver.

Test drive the Mercedes-Benz GLS in Lexington, KY

It can be a tough decision to make, but if you're leaning toward the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS, we certainly don't blame you. Drivers can choose from a few different GLS models as well as a number of optional enhancements, such as heated and cooled seats, innovative safety technologies, a rear seat entertainment system, LED exterior lighting, and so much more.

When you are ready to get up close and personal with the Mercedes-Benz GLS, we invite you to schedule a test drive with our team at James Motor Company.

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, [and dealer prep]. Options, model availability, and price may vary. [See dealer for details.]

**EPA estimated 17 MPG city and 22 MPG highway with 26.4-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.