Price (as tested) 💲: $172,560

Powertrain ⚙️: 4.0L bi-turbocharged V8 + 48V starter-generator

Output 💪: 550 hp and 538 lb/ft of torque

Transmission 🕹: 9-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic

0-60 MPH 🚦: 4.8 seconds

Top Speed 💥: 130 mph

MPG (as tested) ⛽️: 19 city/ 22 highway/ 19 combined

Curb weight ⚖️: 5,974 lbs


Miles cozies up in the most extravagant Mercedes-Benz SUV: the 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS600. With exclusive luxury and technology touches and a $162K starting price, the Maybach GLS appears well worth the $63K premium over the GLS 580. Furthermore, the Maybach SUV checks in at thousands to tens of thousands less than rivals like the Bentley Bentayga V8, Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic, and the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

With 550 horsepower on tap, an available champagne refrigerator, executive lounge rear seats, a smooth air suspension, and leather-rich cabin, does this gussied-up GLS have the driving and feature refinement of its ultra-luxury competitors — or is the German SUV out of its league? Find out in this in-depth review!