2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 Wins Car and Driver “10Best” Award

January 19th, 2017 by

The good people at Car and Driver recently named the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 their choice for best large SUV, topping a competition that included entries from both domestic and foreign manufacturers.

The six-cylinder, twin-turbocharged 362-horsepower GLS 450 had the fastest 0-60 mph time of the competitors, while also offering the best fuel efficiency. Capable of towing up to 7,500 pounds, the GLS 450 still offers the luxurious amenities that Mercedes-Benz is known for. Every passenger, even those in the third row, can enjoy a cupholder, padded armrest and reading lights. The third row seats lower flat with the touch of a switch inside the liftgate, and access to those seats is made easier by the fact that the second row seats fold and tilt forward.

Since this was the first 10Best Trucks and SUVs competition, Car and Driver modified their normal process for choosing competitors. Next year, they expect to implement their normal procedure of limiting invitees to the prior year’s winner and any vehicles that are new or significantly updated.

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