Mercedes GLS detailed review: Is this the luxury 7 seat Benz SUV you need in 2020?

30 lip 2020
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The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS is a beast of an SUV! It takes luxury SUVs to a new level and offers realistic 7 seat accommodation, plus decent boot room to...boot. Is it worth the big price increase? Paul Maric tests the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS400d to find out!
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Intro: 00:00
Exterior: 00:43
Interior: 03:12
Infotainment: 04:47
Features: 07:16
Practicality: 09:26
On the Road: 14:58
Verdict: 19:02
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  • From left field here - great look (I'm a film maker). What camera do you use? :)

    Just a MINUTEJust a MINUTEMiesiąc temu
  • I just start watching your videos as a car lover .your reviews are very honest and make sense .This is absolutely a stunning suv, it looks more bigger and bulky than Audi q9 and BMW x7 plus interior looks so modern and luxurious.I would say Mercedes Gls is a king of the road with best 7 seat capacity.

    P PP P2 miesięcy temu
  • Re: Build quality and misaligned glovebox cover & buttons. You gotta realize this Benz is built in the USA. By Americans. In an American Factory. An American Car making factory. You can't expect traditional German precision and attention to detail.

    eaglen00beaglen00b2 miesięcy temu
    • But they must. It's a $150000 car!

      smsmMiesiąc temu
  • Great review! a question, is that premium or premium plus? Not prem plus executive i think.

    Haider KamalHaider Kamal3 miesięcy temu
    • CarExpert got it thanks for the prompt reply!

      Haider KamalHaider Kamal3 miesięcy temu
    • Tough to say - we only get one specification in Australia, so it may be different in your country. It's quite a high standard specification though to match the price.

      CarExpertCarExpert3 miesięcy temu
  • Nice one keep it up

    Kashyap PATELKashyap PATEL3 miesięcy temu
  • Think I will stick with my mazda 3...

    david kellydavid kelly4 miesięcy temu
    • Ha ha, good idea!

      CarExpertCarExpert4 miesięcy temu
  • Nice car

    david kellydavid kelly4 miesięcy temu
  • Paul always love your reviews! Couple of points on the GLS. After sitting in the BMW X7 then the GLS I felt the quality of the materials and the plastics on the doors and 3rd row were far superior in the X7. Also, the overall build felt much tighter in the X7 compared to the GLS which you quite rightly pointed moved around a bit when you pushed on the dash component. For cars that are in the same price bracket I think you should have called out the Mercedes a little more for this. I sat in one at the LA motor show and the continuous people traffic had left so many marks on the cheap door bin plastic. Thanks

    Andrew PittAndrew Pitt4 miesięcy temu
  • The front of the suv look like the X-class!

    yash mihir jugessuryash mihir jugessur4 miesięcy temu
    • True!

      CarExpertCarExpert4 miesięcy temu
  • Set the lane keep assist, then take your hands off the wheel. When a Merc moans/beeps/warns you to put them back on please please please say, 'hey mercedes, bite me!' I just wanna know what one would do. Slow down and pull over? Kill you and itself out of spite? Put the god awful interior lighting on strobe?

    newtona1newtona15 miesięcy temu
    • 😅

      CarExpertCarExpert5 miesięcy temu
  • I was just thinking that as well that it's similar to a van in the back with the seats flat, big room.

    Santill BrezonSantill Brezon5 miesięcy temu
  • There is also the big lexus LX , but I think that vehicle is body on ladder frame .

    Santill BrezonSantill Brezon5 miesięcy temu
  • The interior mismatches and stuff you pointed out reminded me of Tesla.

    Fierce DEVILFierce DEVIL5 miesięcy temu
    • 😅 true !

      CarExpertCarExpert5 miesięcy temu
  • Can you make comparisons of GLS VS X7 VS Q7 VS DISCOVERY

    Pragyanesh KumarPragyanesh Kumar5 miesięcy temu
  • Luxury cars in Australia are so much more expensive relative to other countries. Why do we still have the Luxury Car Tax. I thought there's no longer any locally made cars so what car industry is the LCT protecting?

    KenmanhlKenmanhl5 miesięcy temu
  • I guess he totally forgot about Range Rovers when talking about the competition at 0:43

    FrazerFrazer5 miesięcy temu
    • Which seven seat Range Rover is there?

      CarExpertCarExpert5 miesięcy temu
  • Give this channel a few months, its gonna Shoot up in views and Subscribers 🛫 !! ( Great review Paul !! )

    Reagan DiedericksReagan Diedericks5 miesięcy temu
    • Thanks mate!

      CarExpertCarExpert5 miesięcy temu
  • great review!, and there's no way you can be too picky, your reviewing a car!

    Tate MTate M5 miesięcy temu
    • Thanks!

      CarExpertCarExpert5 miesięcy temu
  • 4:17 that creaking of every service makes me cringe everytime!, flexibility isn't an excuse for cheap/not solid craftsmenship

    Tate MTate M5 miesięcy temu
  • As always, a very good review. Hope this channel gets more attention that it deserves.. and of course, Paul doing a great job! 👍

    Shakeeb AhmerShakeeb Ahmer5 miesięcy temu
  • I recommend testing the right armrest for softness, where you usually rest your arm on long drives.

    Michael CarrabsMichael Carrabs5 miesięcy temu
  • Hi Paul another great video, really enjoying your work. I'm just a bit perplexed about your comparison of this big Benz to a Toyota Torago, wouldn't it's natural competitor be the Toyota Landcruiser?

    Charles CharalambousCharles Charalambous5 miesięcy temu
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    Martel RichyMartel Richy5 miesięcy temu
  • Hey mate, a big thumbs up for always informed us with the latest features of the automobile industry. May I request, mate can you also check the hardness/softness on the right side driver armrest? Much appreciated! Have a good on.

    Javed TurjyaJaved Turjya5 miesięcy temu
  • It's time you did comparison reviews

    Lunga SwaziLunga Swazi5 miesięcy temu
  • Very NICE Reviews Information THANKS YOU SIR

  • Doubt it is Apple CarPlay resolution, BMW iDrive 7 along with other manufacturers have them on widescreen. Also wish you do more review on HUD, it is one of the most important features for me on any car :D Also, what's with Mercedes using texture for their leather seats on the side and back, they look a little cheap.

    Edgar ChiengEdgar Chieng5 miesięcy temu
  • The headlights kind of reminds me of the X-class

    Marco van WillinghMarco van Willingh5 miesięcy temu
  • Love the review. Could we please see a Ford Endura Titanium review!!!

    Jett BurmesterJett Burmester5 miesięcy temu
  • Good review mam

    Tango AlmasryTango Almasry5 miesięcy temu
  • 326 HP is nothing for a Car where has a weight from over 2500 KG, this Car need minimum a V8 with over 450 HP.

    Hai FischHai Fisch5 miesięcy temu
  • i think the built Quality is very good for a American Car and this Big SUV is a perfect Family Car to and perfect to drive on American Highways.

    Hai FischHai Fisch5 miesięcy temu
  • Test the softness of the door tops

    Richard ManningRichard Manning5 miesięcy temu
    • i think the same.

      Hai FischHai Fisch5 miesięcy temu
  • Love watching your reviews. Great detail on the videos. Majority of the cars you review I’m not super interested in but only watch them cause you review them and make them really interesting and, annoyingly, kind of want to own the cars. Best suggestion I’ve had from PLworld in a very long time! For the softness test I’d like to see the steering wheel and the headrest.

    Adam MilneAdam Milne5 miesięcy temu
  • Imagine paying that much for a car and you get fake exhausts 🤦‍♂️

    S LaciS Laci5 miesięcy temu
  • Another great review 👊🏽

    Simon CouchSimon Couch5 miesięcy temu
  • You sure the boot space with both rows down is only 1470 litres? A Skoda Kodiaq has nearly 2000 litres with both rows down and the GLS is a much bigger car.

    Daniel KellDaniel Kell5 miesięcy temu
    • Yep - the problem with cargo space is the different way manufacturers measure it. With the GLS - Benz only quotes up to the window sills whereas Skoda would quote to the boot ceiling. They should all be to the same standard in my opinion! 😁

      CarExpertCarExpert5 miesięcy temu
  • Apart from some leg room in the 3rd row, I can’t see the value over the GLE. Same driveline and interior. Is there something I’m missing?

    Gipper0076 MordavGipper0076 Mordav5 miesięcy temu
  • Utterly obnoxious vehicles, I can't stand modern Mercedes and the people who drive them. What was once a very classy and refined brand now builds wankmachines.

    Big ChiefBig Chief5 miesięcy temu
    • isnt the gls pretty refined when it comes to sound insulation?

      AcceleratorAccelerator5 miesięcy temu
  • Expand the tests, but do a rankings for the measurements! Without context the measurements are useless

    hardstylediscohardstyledisco5 miesięcy temu
  • 10:09 The screens are just casually freaking out in the background. The driver's display is switching between the map and default view, and the centre is flashing on and off.

    -TJ--TJ-5 miesięcy temu
  • Nice work Paul. Would be nice to have the x7 comparison. I just can’t get over the GLS (whole Mercedes) new look, it just looks so hideous. The front light and rear light look so shallow.....

    Steve LeeSteve Lee5 miesięcy temu
  • Mercedes is very nice

    Ronny AlfrayjiRonny Alfrayji5 miesięcy temu
  • Wait, did the steering wheel move up as well when you exited the car at 9:25 ? Holy moly!

    Berend PilonBerend Pilon5 miesięcy temu
  • Durometer on the steering wheel please. 👍🏻

    Corey HullenCorey Hullen5 miesięcy temu
  • Do nissan patrol please

    Magnai GanzorigMagnai Ganzorig5 miesięcy temu
  • Steering wheel should definitely get the soft touch treatment as that is where our grubby paws lay 🤘😁

    Mathew BeattieMathew Beattie5 miesięcy temu
  • Please check the hardness of Steering Wheel, Door arm rest- These are the main area we would touch on a daily basis...

    Leon AthavanLeon Athavan5 miesięcy temu
  • Paul, what about the Lexus LX? That's a real big boy. Admittedly not as luxurious as the Merc or Bimmer. Is it sold in Australia?

    Marc SwyerMarc Swyer5 miesięcy temu
  • g'day Paul! which one has best 3rd space X7 or this? stay safe mate!

    M79 Ba11DogM79 Ba11Dog5 miesięcy temu
  • For the durometer - test the lower centre console - where you'd rest your knee!

    CarLoverCarLover5 miesięcy temu
  • Great review. I just bought a 2020 GLE 450 SUV. Yes interiors are the same. And my OCD also flares up when I see my car’s chrome buttons in the middle console. THEY DONT PERFECTLY LINE UP. 😂. Mercedes must have a partnership with the international psychiatry association. lol

    RichardRichard5 miesięcy temu
  • Paul FYI, these types of pricey high end suvs are normally used by big corporate heads or chauffeured driven in the Middle East as well as China & Russia, hence the boss will probably be seating the at the back and need more space hence by having the switch to control the left front seat, the driver can make necessary adjustments for his boss..:)

    Hon Guen LohHon Guen Loh5 miesięcy temu
  • have you ever done a review Benz V BMW, what is better ?

    mixalismixalis5 miesięcy temu
  • The gangsta sized rims comment made me laugh! 😂😂😂

    Pratap PPratap P5 miesięcy temu
    • As did the wife/massage comment 😂

      Pratap PPratap P5 miesięcy temu
  • Love the tech and the interior and the review. 👍

    Top CatTop Cat5 miesięcy temu
  • Paul nice review again! But seriously, I wouldn't say too much about your lovely wife's back massages. This is a pretty expensive alternative & no slow cooked lamb/beef/chicken meals either!!!😆 And mate seriously baggy clothing is the new slimming tool!!!🤣👍🏻As for the HUD I had a Merc GLZC 2015 & I turned it off. I found it bloody distracting!

    Andrew DAndrew D5 miesięcy temu
  • Great reviews keep them coming

    Greg RaeGreg Rae5 miesięcy temu
  • Excellent review, truly great. I think the Mercedes Benz GLS is better than the X7

    Juan GilJuan Gil5 miesięcy temu
  • mwahaha finally Paul. this is the one am waiting for. lets see how big is the beast... look at those stitches.. they dont align. its a bloody $150k car... kinda remind me of your other VW car review. but no excuse on this one.

    Henry HenryHenry Henry5 miesięcy temu
  • Does it bounce in off road mode like GLE 😂😂

    Zeljko StanisicZeljko Stanisic5 miesięcy temu
  • This is going too far. Now they involving a gadget to test the hardness? Hands can doo that.

    Stardust BilermamStardust Bilermam5 miesięcy temu
    • @RRSmurf I unfortunately can't do that considering I live in Africa

      Stardust BilermamStardust Bilermam5 miesięcy temu
    • Indeed. And why review at all, just go start a car review PLworld channel and test the whole vehicle yourself...

      RRSmurfRRSmurf5 miesięcy temu
  • I want that dinner plate😂

    Yiming ZhangYiming Zhang5 miesięcy temu
  • How about using the durometer on the upper and lower door panels?

    Randy CockshipesRandy Cockshipes5 miesięcy temu
  • Paul is a great reviewer. Keep up the great work mate.

    Akash GuptaAkash Gupta5 miesięcy temu
  • He looks like Nadeshot in 20 years

    Blake DaquilaBlake Daquila5 miesięcy temu
  • I'd still choose the X7 over this, but I've gotta admit, the GLS is a handsome truck. Gorgeous interior design, but the inconsistent detailing would irritate me to no avail!! Great review, Paul.

    Sam GilesSam Giles5 miesięcy temu
    • @Lee M Both are excellent choices - good luck with your decision!

      Sam GilesSam Giles5 miesięcy temu
    • X7 is definitely is built better and looks better imo. I'm looking at a X7 or SQ7 in the UK

      Lee MLee M5 miesięcy temu
  • Nice review Paul, can’t wait for your review of the Maybach version

    Kudakwashe MuzoriwaKudakwashe Muzoriwa5 miesięcy temu
  • Do top of the door panels for 4:12. For that misaligned cubby and buttons, they honestly just need to move the production out of America and back to Germany. I think apple phones don't have high resolution screens so to expand apple car play to the whole screen would make it look weird.

    SDav21SDav215 miesięcy temu
    • Your argument about full-screen Apple CarPlay is rubbish. They don't scale it up and cause resolution problems. The X7 has the same screen size with full screen CarPlay, it looks pretty good.

      -TJ--TJ-5 miesięcy temu
  • I love this car but not with this wheels. Those 23 inch dual 5 spoke ones are amazing on the GLS and the 400d probably the best engine. The inline 6 diesel has great power and torque, is smooth and can still have reasonable fuel economy.

    SDav21SDav215 miesięcy temu
  • Cool video! I loved the camera angles, try maybe talking a little bit slower because it was hard to follow along. But over all I loved the video

    Nat J FultNat J Fult5 miesięcy temu