Comparison: 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. 2021 Cadillac Escalade

2021 mercedes gls vs cadillac escalade

If you’re searching for your next large luxury SUV, chances are Mercedes-Benz and Cadillac are among your top choices. Both luxury brands are worthy contenders offering advanced safety & technology features, and an impressive interior & exterior appearance. Given a closer look, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS and the 2021 Cadillac Escalade are uniquely different. Here, you’ll find a complete comparison guide to help you determine which luxury SUV meets your requirements.

Price and Performance

While the 2021 Cadillac Escalade has more horsepower, there’s no debate on who gets better fuel economy.

Mercedes-Benz GLS

MSRP | Starting at $76,000
Engine | 3.0L inline-6 turbo with EQ Boost
Horsepower | 362 hp
Fuel Economy (mpg) | 20 City /24 Highway

Cadillac Escalade

MSRP | Starting at $80,490 (4WD)
Engine |6.2L V8 engine
Horsepower | 420 hp
Fuel Economy (mpg) | 14 City /19 Highway

Size & Dimensions

Mercedes-Benz GLS

Length | 205.0″
Height | 71.8
2nd-row legroom |41.9 in
3rd-row legroom |34.6 in
Cargo Capacity |84.7 cu ft

Cadillac Escalade

Length | 211.9″
Height | 76.7
2nd-row legroom | 41.7 in
3rd-row legroom | 34.9 in
Cargo Capacity | 121 cu ft


Standard Features

Mercedes-Benz vehicles are known for being one of the safest cars on the road. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS is equipped with several standard safety features and the impressive MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system.

Mercedes-Benz GLS

  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats & 4-Zone Climate Control
  • Enhanced Alarm System with Parking Damage Detection
  • 7-seat or 6-seat configuration with captains chairs
  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with Voice Control “Hey Mercedes”
  • Inductive Wireless Phone Charging
  • Car-to-X Communication
  • Apply CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Active Parking Assist w/ Surround View Camera
  • Pre-Safe System, including Pre-Safe Sound
  • 20″ Wheels

Cadillac Escalade

  • OLED Infotainment experience with navigation
  • Apply CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile device pairing
  • Sirus XM/HD Radio
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capable
  • Augmented Reality
  • Heated Seats & Steering Wheel
  • Universal Home Remote
  • Wireless Phone Charging
  • IntelliBeam
  • 22″ 14-Spoke alloy wheels


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The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS or the Cadillac Escalade?

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