Top-shelf luxury items aren’t made for family life, they are made for the rich and famous.
In the upper echelon of luxury vehicles everything becomes motorized, buttons and interfaces are slick, and there are touch controls for the touch controls. But at some point the rich and famous have kids, and for that there is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class three-row SUV is the German Escalade, though it’s made in Alabama. It competes head-to-head with the Cadillac Escalade, BMW X7, Lincoln Navigator, and Lexus LX. It stacks up well.
Mercedes-Benz redesigned the GLS-Class for 2020 with a posh interior, physics-defying handling, and crisp screens. But getting to the third row is a hassle, intelligent cruise control isn’t so intelligent, and some of the tech is annoying.
I spent a week road tripping with the wife and kids, towing boats, and running…