The luxury SUV has become the peak of what a family vehicle can be. Not only are they big enough to fit all the kids and their friends comfortably and safely, but the advanced technology and beautiful designs create a next-level driving experience fit for a king or queen.

When it comes to this segment the 2020 BMW X7 leads the pack in many ways, but the 2020 Mercedes-Benz is tough competition nonetheless. So, how do these vehicles compare?

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Which is more fuel-efficient: The 2020 BMW X7 or 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS?

If you're browsing SUVs, fuel efficiency probably isn't the top of your priorities. But, it's still an important consideration to make when comparing options. The 2020 BMW X7 pulls ahead in this category with the base engine receiving 20 MPG city and 25 MPG highway, compared to the Mercedes-Benz GLS base engine that gets 19 MPG city and 23 MPG highway. So in this respect, the X7 goes the extra mile - literally and figuratively.

 
 

Which has better performance features: The 2020 BMW X7 or 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS?

The X7 gives drivers a choice between a 335-hp 3.0L engine, or a twin-turbo 456-hp 4.4L V8 engine with the xDrive50i - both plenty powerful for tackling the hilly inclines of Rockville. The GLS offers two similar engine options, a 362-hp 3.0L engine and a 483-hp 4.0L V8. When it comes to torque, the X7 tops out at 553 lb-ft of torque whereas the most you'll get from the GLS is 516 lb-ft.

Even though the GLS has slightly higher horsepower, the X7 has a secret weapon: the X7 M Sport trim. The M Sport trim out-performs the GLS with its 523-hp 4.4L BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine and intelligent all-wheel drive. The M Sport differential and exhaust system are other additional enhancements to this incredibly high-performing trim. So, if you want a family car that doubles as an exhilarating thrill ride, the X7 might be just what you're looking for.

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Which has more space: The 2020 BMW X7 or 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS?

     

One of the most important considerations when purchasing a family vehicle is the amount of space available so that everybody is happy and comfortable. The BMW X7 is the biggest BMW ever built, which also makes it the most spacious.

     
       
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There is 41.9 in. of headroom and 60.0 in. of shoulder room in the X7, which beats the 39.4 in. of headroom and 59.3 in. of shoulder room in the GLS. The X7 also has an additional 5.3 cubic feet more cargo space then the GLS, which is a big difference when it comes to the amount of gear and luggage you can pile in for that long-awaited getaway adventure.

     

So, the X7 wins in the spaciousness category. Adding to this win, the X7 also comes standard with a panoramic glass roof and the option of a Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof that expands on the spacious feeling. BMW really thought of it all, so enjoy the extra wiggle room and the views.   

 

Which is safer: The 2020 BMW X7 or 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS?

     

Safety is always the priority, especially when your precious cargo is your family. Although the GLS has lots of great safety features, it just doesn't match the extensive range included in the X7. For example, the X7 comes standard with BMW's Active Protection System, 3-point safety belts and head restraints at all seating positions, and a Rollover sensor that triggers airbags and safety-belt pretensioners in the event of a rollover. Other helpful safety features include Active Driving Assistant®, BMW Assist eCall™, Park Distance Control, Adaptive LED headlights and more.

     

The GLS is a fine vehicle, but when it comes to efficiency, performance, comfort, and safety, the BMW X7 clearly comes out on top. Add this with the hometown sales and service offered here at BMW of Rockville, and the decision is a no brainer for the drivers of Rockville, Potomac, and Washington, D.C.!

   
   
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Call or visit us at BMW of Rockville for more information about the all-new 2020 BMW X7 today. We hope you found this article helpful!

   
     
   

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