2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 Bridges the Gap Between SUV and Truck

Reviews of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 say that the vehicle effectively transfers the truck experience into SUV.

Mercedes-Benz of Shreveport is excited about the newest addition to Mercedes-Benz’s SUV lineup. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 is a considerably large cross-over SUV, offering three rows of seats and a surprisingly spacious cabin. The exterior of the GLS450 takes a page out of the notebook of older SUV’s by relying more on rulers and levels, rather than flowing lines and rounded edges. The result is a strong and confident appearance. Most attempts to create a three-row crossover SUV end in something that looks like a block on wheels. However, the GLS450 blends the old and new design concepts so that the product is cohesive and original, while avoiding a clunky box-shaped appearance. The GLS450 is the perfect vehicle for drivers who want the luxury of an SUV, but also desire the driving experience of a truck. At Mercedes-Benz of Shreveport, our talented team of representatives have all the information you need to decide whether the GLS450 is the best car for you.

Luxury on the Inside and Out

The Mercedes-Benz GLS450 offers an impressively smooth ride for such a large vehicle. An auto-blog writer, Andrew Krok, from the automotive web platform Road Show was able to take the GLS450 for a test drive. Krok decided to take the beast through the reputably calloused and beaten roads of Metro-Detroit. Though the SUV faced crater-sized potholes and street-level inconsistencies, Krok claimed that the roads became much easier to deal with as the GLS450 absorbed the shock well with a sort of soft and forgiving body roll.

The GLS450 is equipped with a 363hp, V-6 engine that offers 369lb-ft of torque. It’s strong and capable while remaining conscious of fuel-efficiency. The new nine-speed automatic transmission maintains a low RPM, but still manages to quickly shift with ease when asked for prompt acceleration.

To go along with older-style of the exterior, the interior only modernizes the features that truly matter. The GLS450 comes loaded with technology, including Mercedes-Benz’s signature COMAND infotainment system controlled by a touchpad, and conveniently placed USB ports for charging or connecting your phone to the system. The first and second rows are well-proportioned, giving more than enough leg and head space to be comfortable. The third row is only slightly smaller, but still more spacious than the rivaling Cadillac Escalade and Infiniti QX80. In addition, the third row can be folded down or tilted through the use of power switches in the trunk. This is a great feature for when you need room for groceries or luggage.

Mercedes-Benz of Shreveport is excited to offer this new addition to our SUV lineup. If you think the 2017 GLS450 might be the right vehicle for you, come visit us at Mercedes-Benz of Shreveport and we’ll help you through the process, step-by-step, to owning your own.

About Holmes Mercedes-Benz of Shreveport

Holmes Mercedes-Benz of Shreveport brings together a team of automotive experts and service professionals that are fully dedicated to achieving excellence, bestowing great customer service, and reflecting the superior nature of the Mercedes-Benz name in every way. Holmes Mercedes-Benz of Shreveport features an outstanding selection of new and pre-owned luxury cars including a variety of the most popular current Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

1221 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
Shreveport, LA 71105
(877) 926-3254

By |2017-04-04T14:17:33+00:00April 4th, 2017|Holmes Auto Group|Comments Off on 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 Bridges the Gap Between SUV and Truck
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