2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser

Passenger side exterior view of a blue 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS on the left "vs" front driver side exterior view of a white 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser on the right

For a growing family on the go having the right vehicle can easily make or break your day. You require versatile cargo and passenger space to keep up with your ever-changing daily demands and both the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS and the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser offer ample interior space as well as powerful and efficient engines under their hoods. You can find out all about the similarities and differences between standard drivetrains as well as interior space of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS and the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser right here below.



Drivetrain Specs

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS

Versus

2018 Toyota Land Cruiser

3.0L Turbocharged 24-Valve V6 Standard Engine 5.7L 32-Valve V8
363 HP/ 369 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 381 HP/ 401 LB-FT
9-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
17 MPG* City/ 22 MPG* HWY Fuel Economy 13 MPG City/ 18 MPG HWY
*EPA estimated 22 MPG highway and 17 MPG city with 26.4-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS offers three trim levels while the 2018 Land Cruiser only is available in one. As you ascend the trim levels of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS you will find two engine upgrades along the way as well. The GLS 550 4MATIC® gets equipped with a 4.7L 32-Valve V8 that produces 449 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. A 5.5L 32-Valve V8 can be found under the hood of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 and it cranks out 577 horsepower and 561 lb-ft of torque.

Interior Dimensions & Amenities

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS

Versus

2018 Toyota Land Cruiser

7 Passengers Seating Capacity 8 Passengers
40”/ 38.5” 2nd Row Headroom/ Legroom 38.9”/ 34.4”
38.9”/ 35” 3rd Row Headroom/ Legroom 35.8”/ 28.3”
93.8 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Space 81.7 Cubic Feet

The standard engine of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS also has a 7,200-Pound Max Tow Rating while the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is not rated for towing at all. Both the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS and the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser get equipped with large color touchscreen displays, heated front seats, and even a power sunroof but the 2018 GLS adds genuine wood trim to the consoles, doors, and instrument panel. You will also find standard Rain-Sensing Wipers and a Remote Rear Door Release on the GLS and Land Cruiser but the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS also gets loaded with Heated Exterior Mirrors and an Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror. With a more efficient standard engine and more standard interior space the luxurious 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS is the easy choice over the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser.