The GLE is very quiet and impeccably finished inside, and has excellent seats.
The uplevel GLE 450 has a powerful 3.0-liter turbo six-cylinder engine that returned 20 mpg overall in our tests.
The standard engine is a 255-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder.
The GLE rides comfortably, but its handling is rather dull.
It comes with Mercedes' latest infotainment system, which has one large panel that contains the instrument panel and center screens.
Audio, phone, navigation, and some comfort settings can be changed through the touch screen, the touchpad, or the touch-sensitive controls on the steering wheel.
We found the system to be complex and extremely distracting to use, even with the ability to use voice commands.
FCW and AEB are standard.
The GLE 63 S gets a 603-hp, 4.0-liter V8 turbo engine for 2021.