Mercedes-Benz GLS450 vs. Infiniti QX80

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Originally from Cairo, Egypt, Bassem Girgis is a Freelance Writer with a strong passion for creativity. Bassem strongly connects with writing, music, photography, and martial arts.


, - December 5, 2016

The Mercedes-Benz GLS450 has evolved from the GL-Class line and is all-new for 2017. It's a seven-passenger luxury crossover with an extremely luxurious interior, a powerful turbocharged engine, and a tremendously attractive exterior. Many have described getting into the GLS450 like getting into a private jet. This crossover combines luxury with power and quality.

Infiniti QX80 is at traditional SUV built on a full-size truck platform. The QX80 also features enough room to seat seven passengers; however, you have the option of making that eight. This luxurious SUV features an aggressive-looking exterior, a powerful V8 engine, and a spacious, fancy interior. The Infiniti QX80 matches its competitors in terms of luxury and power, but is priced slightly lower.

The Infiniti QX80 brings a lot of value to the table, but is the Mercedes-Benz GLS450 worth the extra cost?

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What the Mercedes-Benz GLS450 Gets Right

The GLS450 has tremendously evolved from the older GL-Class. This vehicle now features an extremely aggressive and attractive exterior, allowing it to compete on a visual level just as well as it competes on a reputable level. The GLS450 comes equipped with an all-new engine that produces 362 horsepower. The 3-liter V6 is attached to a nine-speed automatic transmission. this collaboration gets you 17 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway, and a combined rating of 19 mpg. The interior, however, is the biggest highlight of this crossover, featuring a large screen that holds an extremely advanced and easy-to-use system. You won't be disappointed with the all-new interior, as it brings a whole new level of luxury, from wood trim and a new steering wheel, to an advanced touchpad that allows you to control must vehicle functions by simply moving a finger.

What the Infiniti QX80 Gets Right

The Infiniti QX80 features a 5.6-liter V8 engine, which produces 400 horsepower. The SUV's interior is extremely comfortable and quiet. The powerful engine gets 13 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway. This SUV features leather and wood all over the interior, all made from the finest materials. This vehicle can cross the luxury line by towing up to 8,500 pounds, making it not only a luxurious car, but also an absolute workhorse. This SUV is rising in popularity due to its aggressive looks, tremendously powerful engine, and extremely comfortable interior. This spacious machine can finally compete with any competitor in its class, from the Mercedes GLS450, to the Escalade and the Range Rover.

Is the Mercedes-Benz GLS450 Worth the Extra Cost?

Although the Infiniti QX80 meets every standard when it comes to luxury SUVs, the quality, luxury, and more importantly, fuel efficiency of the Mercedes-Benz GLS450 make it worth the investment.

Our Verdict: Mercedes-Benz GLS450

The GLS450 brings too much to the table, from an extremely impressive interior, to overall superb quality. Although the QX80 is a top competitor, the difference in fuel consumption pushes the Mercedes-Benz GLS450 further ahead, making it the better choice.

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Originally from Cairo, Egypt, Bassem Girgis is a Freelance Writer with a strong passion for creativity. Bassem strongly connects with writing, music, photography, and martial arts.