The Mercedes GLS is easily one of the most recognizable faces in the Mercedes line-up, serving as the brand’s flagship SUV. But, with brands such as BMW, making bold moves in design, Mercedes has made some moves to keep up. But is this Refreshed 2024 Mercedes GLS enough to keep up? Keep reading to find out and watch our full YouTube Review linked at the bottom of this article!

What’s New for 2024?

  • Updated Exterior look

  •  New Steering wheel and updated interior materials

  •  New trims

  •  Augmented video for navigation standard

  •  Driver Assistance Package now standard

  • Twilight Blue and Alpine Gray added

  •  Surround View with transparent hood standard

  •  Updated Burmester surround sound

  •  New 100w rear USB ports

  •  Off-Road Engineering Package (optional on 580):

  •  Under guard and Air Suspension for 1.2-in more ground clearance

  • Off-road mode with special views for under the vehicle

Trims and Pricing

MSRP with std AWD

GLE 450 4Matic: $87,000

GLE 580 4Matic: $112,000

Trims: Standard -> Exclusive -> Pinnacle (580 comes standard with Pinnacle)

For 2024, we see quite dramatic price increases, with a $6,000 leap for the 450 and a $7,000 leap for the 580. However, the GLS still remains competitive within its very expensive segment.

Design and Features

As mentioned above, please watch the video linked below for a full in-depth exploration of the exterior design and differences. To the naked eye, not many changes appear to have been made to the GLS, but Mercedes has made some adjustments to the front and rear areas. The biggest changes are a bolder, boxier front grille complimented by new headlamps and taillamps. When it comes to the interior, the changes can be seen through tech and safety updates, as noted below. For a full deep dive on the design, please reference the video linked at the bottom of this article!

Here is the full breakdown of what we currently know about the feature availability:




Ground Clearance

Standard Air Suspension | Up to 1.2-in higher with Off-Road Engineering Package

LED Headlights


LED Fog Lamps

Not Available


Various 21-23-inch alloy wheel options


Standard heated, auto-dimming, power folding, blind spot monitoring

LED Taillights


Towing Capacity

Up to 7,700 lbs

Forward Emergency Braking

Newly Standard on ALL GLS Models for 2024

Lane Keep Assist

Auto High Beams

Adaptive Cruise Control


When it comes to the Interior, the GLS will also be well-equipped on all trims.


Smart Entry and Remote Start


Seat Materials

MB-Tex, Leather, and Nappa Leather all available

Seat Adjustment

Power Adjusting with Memory Standard | Massage standard on 580

Push Button Start


Gauge Cluster

Standard 12.3-inch configurable cluster

Head-up Display

Pinnacle Trim

Steering Wheel

Standard Power Adjusting | 580: Heated

Rain-Sensing Wipers


Wireless Charging


360 Degree Camera

Standard with auto-park abilities

Heated and Cooled Cupholders


4-Zone Climate Controls

Standard | 5-Zone Standard on 580

Seat Climate

Heated Seats: Standard | Ventilated Seats: Standard

Audio System

Standard: 13-Speaker Burmester | Available: 29-Speaker Burmester Surround Sound

Ambient Lighting

Standard 64-Color Lighting


Standard 12.3-inch display | Wireless CarPlay and Android Auto | Augmented Video Navigation


Auto-Dimming with HomeLink Remotes


Standard with sunshade


The rear of the GLS is also very well-equipped, making it one of the best in the segment.

Rear Amenities

Seat Configurations

6-Person Captain’s Chairs Standard | 7-Person Bench Seat Available

Power, Heated, and Ventilated Rear Seats

Standard with 2nd Row Captain’s Chairs

Power Sunshades


3rd Row Amenities

Standard USBs | Available Heating

Power Folding 2nd and 3rd Rows



Hands-Free Power


For in depth details on the 2024 Telluride, watch our full first look review linked at the bottom of this article.

2024 Mercedes GLS Front

What’s Under the Hood?

Mercedes has also made some refreshes to the Powertrains for 2024, coming with better power and efficiency:

  • GLS 450: 3.0L Turbo Inline-6 w/ EQ Boost (mild hybrid): 375 hp | 369 lb.ft
  • 13 more HP than last year


  • GLS 580: 4.0L Twin-turbo V-8 w/ EQ Boost: 510 hp | 538 lb.ft
  • 27 more HP than last year


When it comes to fuel economy, the 2024 Ratings are as follows:

450: 19/24/21 MPG (+1 MPG from 2023)

580: 14/20/16 MPG

We hope you have found this overview of the Refreshed 2024 Mercedes GLS helpful! For a more detailed first look of the GLS, please watch our video below! What do you think of the updated Mercedes GLS? Let us know in the comments!