Mercedes-Benz successfully transfers the driving experience of a truck into the new 2017 GLS450 SUV, combining the best of both worlds.
Santa Barbara Auto Group is pleasantly surprised with the release of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450. This behemoth cross-over SUV, offers three rows of seating with exceptional cabin space. The fairly straight-edged, old-school body style relies more on rulers and levels than the majority of its modern rivals, exuding an air of confidence and strength. It’s difficult to create a three-row crossover that doesn’t appear to be a block on wheels. However, the engineers at Mercedes-Benz managed to blend new and old design concepts to create a cohesive compromise that makes the 2017 GLS450 the best-looking vehicle in its class. Santa Barbara Auto Group, an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer, is excited to offer customers the 2017 GLS450 because it’s the kind of vehicle that fills the gap between trucks and mid-size crossovers for undecided drivers.
Comfort on the Road and in the Vehicle
One of the most impressive attributes of the 2017 GLS450 is that it packs a shockingly smooth ride. Andrew Krok from the automotive web platform Road Show took the GLS450 for a test drive through the reputably calloused and beaten roads of Metro-Detroit. He claims that the roads became much easier to deal with as the SUV absorbed the shock of Detroit’s cratered streets with a sort of soft and forgiving body roll.
With a 363hp, V-6 engine that boasts 369lb-ft of torque the 2017 GLS450 is strong and capable, while giving fair consideration to its fuel-efficiency. The addition of the new nine-speed automatic transmission keeps RPM’s quite low for the sake of fuel-economy, without sacrificing the ability to smoothly and quickly shift when prompt acceleration is necessary or just desired.
The interior of the vehicle matches the vehicle’s exterior by only modernizing the aspects that truly matter. Mercedes-Benz added their signature COMAND infotainment system controlled by a touchpad, a newer steering wheel, and conveniently place USB ports in the center counsel. The first and second rows in the vehicle allow for ample leg and head space, while the third is only slightly smaller beating out the rivaling Cadillac Escalade and Infiniti QX80. Thanks to power switches in the trunk to fold down or tilt the third-row, making space for luggage or groceries has never been easier.
Our Mercedes-Benz team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is excited to show off the 2017 GLS450, so be sure to come in for a test drive and see if this vehicle is the right fit for you.
About Santa Barbara Auto Group Mercedes-Benz
Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer located just off the 101 and S. Hope Ave. The Mercedes-Benz team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. The Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Mercedes-Benz vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.
The Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Mercedes-Benz models including the all-new CLA-class or the C-Class or E-Class, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.