2021 Mercedes Benz GLS

February 9th, 2022 by

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS available at Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati

2021 Mercedes Benz GLS

The Mercedes Benz GLS is an excellent SUV that, despite its size, handles admirably. It also gets excellent gas mileage and travels smoothly, even on bumpy roads. Inside, buyers will come across one of the best-equipped cabins in the class, along with three rows of comfortable seats and adequate cargo space. As the flagship SUV from Mercedes, often dubbed as “The S-Class of SUV’s”, the 2021 Mercedes Benz GLS offers a lot of luxury and more features than before.


Get to choose from two trims of the 2021 Mercedes Benz GLS- GLS 450 4MATIC® and GLS 580 4MATIC®. The best-in-class comfort features in this three-row SUV make even the longest drives more enjoyable.

Exterior appearance of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS available at Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati

Aesthetics on the Outside:

The 2021 Mercedes Benz GLS was fully redesigned for its previous year. The familiar Mercedes face with two silver bars on the grille and a big Mercedes Emblem are visible at the front. There’s a gorgeous chrome accent below the silver bars at the front as well. Advanced full LED headlights are visible on the SUV, with Mercedes claiming this to be the brightest LED allowed in the US. 

20-inch contrast alloy wheels are available for the GLS, although many other alloy sizes have also been offered by German manufacturers. Side mirrors get all the modern facilities, including power-folding, auto-dimming, Blind Spot Monitoring, and heating. The length of this vehicle is 205 inches, which is long by any standard.      

Instead of being flashy, the GLS looks elegant at the back, with chrome pieces between the taillights. Both the turn signals and the taillights are fully LED. Chrome accents can also be seen on the rear bumper, lying between the two exposed exhaust outlets.

Interior appearance of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS available at Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati

Aesthetics on the Inside:

The high-end interior showcases excellent quality and offers new color options for 2021. Interior features include: 

  • Soft Leather Door Panels with Wood
  • Real Leather Upholstery
  • 14-way Power Adjustable Seats
  • 3-Person Memory Seating
  • Heated and Ventilated Seats 
  • Illuminated Running Boards
  • Seamless Stitching on Upholstery
  • Dual 12.30-inch MBUX Digital Display
  • Leather Wrapped Steering with Piano Black Wrap
  • Split Armrest Console with USB Port
  • Panoramic Sunroof (optional)
  • Covered Cup Holders with Optional Heating and Cooling
  • Wireless Charging Pad
  • 4-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • MBUX Controller
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Rear Cup Holders
  • Lots of Rear Legroom and Headroom for 2nd Row
  • Folding 2nd Row Seats
  • Adequate Space for Adults in 3rd Row
  • 17.4 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space

Engine appearance of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS available at Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati

Available Engine:

The 2021 Mercedes GL 450 4MATIC® comes with a 3.0 liter, inline-6 mild hybrid engine that generates 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, being mated to the 9-speed (9G-TRONIC) automatic transmission. Of course, there is also the option to get the GLS 580 4MATIC® that comes with a more powerful 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbo engine with 483 hp and 516 lb-ft. The ride is indeed very comfortable, and customers will get AWD (All Wheel Drive). 

One of the safety features of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS available at Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati


While Forward Emergency Braking is available as standard, customers will need to add the Driving Assistance Plus Package for other new features like:

  • Active Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist    

Semi-Autonomous Adaptive Cruise Control