Luxury SUV Shoppers Need Only Look to Mercedes-Benz

With more and more Grand Rapids drivers trading in their sedans and trucks for SUVs, the demand for what makes the highest-quality SUV is quickly taking on a new meaning. The luxury SUV segment is more open than it has ever been, and as a result, the best auto manufacturers in the world have stepped their game up to get to the top of what is now a hotly contested mountain for the best luxury SUV on the road today.

Mercedes-Benz has answered the call with a lineup of robust luxury models ranging from the subcompact class up to the full-size class. Suffice it to say; no matter how big or compact you want to go, there's a Mercedes-Benz model for you.

Most Grand Rapids Drivers Start Small

If you're new to the SUV segment, it's important to find something you're comfortable with driving. Experienced sedan drivers fit right into the subcompact Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, as its agile handling feels appreciably familiar. The Mercedes-Benz GLA comes loaded with standard features which have been expertly designed to be very user-friendly, and it features the best fuel economy of the group due to its smaller body size.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class comfortably sits five passengers in its premium interior that comes standard with leatherette upholstery. You'll also get the latest version of the COMAND infotainment system which includes an eight-inch color display, compatibility with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Bluetooth hands-free calling.

The Compact Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Bring Big-Time Performance in a Small Package

Don't let its compact size fool you, the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is a force to be reckoned with. It has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds and has a power potential of up 503 horsepower on its AMG GLC 63 model. Like it's subcompact cousin, the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class sits five passengers, though it comes with a larger interior that can accommodate a great cargo capacity. With the rear seats folded down, you'll have 56.5 cubic feet of space to work with.

You'll also have several standard features that would typically come as costly add-ons in other models. A leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, a tablet-like seven-inch touchscreen, rain-sensing wipers, and a driver drowsiness monitoring system highlight the features.

The Mid-Size Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a Cutting Edge SUV

If you are looking for an SUV that provides size, speed, and loads of standard features. The mid-size Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a high-quality SUV that knows how to deliver a world-class driving experience. Its standard engine is a 3.5-liter V6 that outputs 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque that also unlocks a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds; more than double that of the compact GLC-Class.

You'll also have a lot more cargo capacity in its roomy and upscale interior, a number that clocks in at 80.3 cubic feet. Notable standard features include LED daytime running lamps, a power sunroof, and several tow-assist technologies including Trailer Stability Assist and Crosswind Assist.

The Full-Size Mercedes-Benz GLS Leads the Way

If you need to go big, then your choice is undoubtedly the full-size Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class. This three-row SUV comfortably sits up to seven passengers and offers the highest base engine power at 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque courtesy of its 3.0-liter biturbo V6.

With both back rows folded down, the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class offers a cavernous 93.8 cubic feet of cargo space and its robust suite of standard features includes a universal garage door opener, aluminum rail roofs, premium interior lighting, a power liftgate, and a Nappa-leather multi-function steering wheel.

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