2020 Mercedes GLS vs. 2020 Lamborghini Urus

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Safety

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The GLS’ pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The Urus doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

The GLS’ driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Urus doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

The GLS has standard Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Urus doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the GLS and the Urus have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, rearview cameras and available lane departure warning systems.

The Mercedes GLS weighs 857 pounds more than the Lamborghini Urus. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Warranty

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There are almost 12 times as many Mercedes dealers as there are Lamborghini dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the GLS’ warranty.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the GLS 450 gets better fuel mileage than the Urus (19 city/23 hwy vs. 12 city/17 hwy).

Regenerative brakes improve the GLS’ fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Urus doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the GLS’ engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Urus doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The GLS has 4 gallons more fuel capacity than the Urus’ standard fuel tank (23.8 vs. 19.8 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The GLS has 1.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Urus’ optional fuel tank (23.8 vs. 22.5 gallons).

Environmental Friendliness

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In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Mercedes GLS higher (6 out of 10) than the Lamborghini Urus (3). This means the GLS produces up to 23.4 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the Urus every 15,000 miles.

Transmission

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A nine-speed automatic is standard on the Mercedes GLS, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the Urus.

Suspension and Handling

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The GLS’ drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The Urus doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the GLS’ wheelbase is 5.2 inches longer than on the Urus (123.4 inches vs. 118.2 inches).

For greater off-road capability the GLS has a 1.7 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Urus (10.1 vs. 8.4 inches), allowing the GLS to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The GLS Off-Road Package’s minimum ground clearance is 1.5 inches higher than on the Urus (11.3 vs. 9.8 inches).

Passenger Space

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The GLS has standard seating for 7 passengers; the Urus can only carry up to 5.

The GLS has .4 inches more front shoulder room, 2.2 inches more rear headroom, 1.9 inches more rear legroom and 2 inches more rear shoulder room than the Urus.

Cargo Capacity

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The GLS’ cargo area provides more volume than the Urus.

GLS

Urus

Third Seat Folded

42.7 cubic feet

n/a

Third Seat Removed

n/a

21.8 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

84.7 cubic feet

56.4 cubic feet

Ergonomics

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The GLS has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Urus doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The GLS’ rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The Urus’

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the GLS has a standard rear wiper. The Urus doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

Optional air conditioned the front and second row seats keep the GLS’ passengers comfortable and take the sting out of hot leather in summer. The Urus doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats in the rear.

Both the GLS and the Urus offer optional massaging front seats. The GLS also offers optional massaging second row seats in order to maximize comfort and eliminate fatigue on long trips. Massaging rear seats aren’t available in the Urus.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Mercedes GLS has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console and for the rear passengers. The Urus doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

The GLS has a 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Urus doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

The GLS’ Active Parking Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, starting, stopping and changing direction automatically. The Urus doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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The Mercedes GLS outsold the Lamborghini Urus by almost 23 to one during the 2019 model year.

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