Mercedes-Benz M-Class vs Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

Select a car to compare

Cancel
Change
2016 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML 550 4MATIC
Photo of 2015 model year shown

Select a car to compare

Cancel
Change

Select a car to compare

Cancel
+

User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2016 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
ML 550 4MATIC
CarGurus Instant Market Value
N/A
2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 350 BlueTEC
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,358
18 listings nationwide

Shop

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2016 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
ML 550 4MATIC
No Expert Reviews
2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 350 BlueTEC
Eric Tallberg Preview:

For the well-heeled among us who desire a full-size sport ute with power, plush, panache, and even a bit of practicality, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class might be just the ticket. Spor...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2016 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
ML 550 4MATIC
Paul writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2021 BMW X5 better.
"Classier"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2021 BMW X5 better.
"Much smoother ride. Quiet engine. "
10
Greenvette writes:
Handling Ranked 2016 BMW X5 better.
"Quick in the turns and hugs the road."
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 BMW X5 better.
"Looks more sporty and handles better."
20
Konst writes:
Power Ranked 2016 Volvo XC90 T5 Inscription AWD better.
"the small 4 cylinder is powerful enough for this family car."
Front Seats Ranked 2016 Volvo XC90 T5 Inscription AWD better.
"probably the best seats Ive never tried. Outstanding."
2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 350 BlueTEC
40
ojide writes:
Excellent family car
Paseo_2678 writes:
This is the one we bought.
20
Guru91WGKX writes:
I absolutely love this car!!! It is reliable, peppy, sporty, comfortable, beautiful and everything we could as...
Family Car Ranked 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class worse.
"Both great family cars! The kids love the TVs in the head rests for long trips with cordless headphones. "
Value Ranked 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class worse.
"The 360 camera, massaging front seats, brown leather interior, key fab features, and heated AND cooling seats! "

Specs

2016 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
ML 550 4MATIC
2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 350 BlueTEC
Powertrain 7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain --
AWD
Fuel Economy, City --
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway --
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume -- 26.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type --
Diesel
Power --
240 hp @ 3,600 RPM
Torque --
455 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
Cylinders --
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio --
15.5:1
Displacement --
3,000 cc
Bore x Stroke --
3.27 in x 3.62 in
Safety
ABS Brakes -- Standard
Driver Airbag -- Standard
Passenger Airbag -- Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning -- Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio -- Standard
Power Windows -- Standard
Power Door Locks -- Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating -- 7 seats
Front Legroom -- 40.3 in
Back Legroom -- 38.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 16 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,698 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 7,500 lbs
Exterior
Length -- 201.6 in
Width -- 84.3 in
Height -- 72.8 in
Wheelbase -- 121.1 in

Available Options

2016 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
ML 550 4MATIC
2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 350 BlueTEC

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Dakota Brown Metallic
  • Designo Diamond White Metallic
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Palladium Silver Metallic
  • Polar White
  • Steel Gray Metallic

Option Packages

  • Heated Second Row Seats
  • Harman Kardon Logic7 Surround Sound System
  • 3-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Soft-Close Doors
  • Active Curve System
  • Adaptive Damping System
  • Illuminated Running Boards
  • Illuminated Star
  • Accessory Rear-Seat Entertainment System
  • Rear-Seat Entertainment
  • SplitView
  • Designo Auburn Brown Leather Package
  • Designo Black Leather Package
  • Designo Porcelain Leather Package
  • Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
  • designo Wood & Leather Steering Wheel
  • Appearance Package
  • Bang & Olufsen Sound System
  • Lighting Package
  • Premium I Package
  • designo Black Piano Lacquer Trim
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Lane Tracking Package
  • Night-View Assist Plus
  • Parking Assist Package
  • Parktronic with Active Parking Assist
  • Almond Beige/Black Leather Upholstery
  • Almond Beige/Mocha Leather Upholstery
  • Auburn Brown/Black Leather Upholstery
  • Gray/Black Leather Upholstery
  • Grey/Dark Grey Leather Upholstery
  • Black Leather Upholstery
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Multi-Contour Driver/Passenger Seats with Massage
  • Panorama Sunroof
  • Trailer Hitch

Related Comparisons