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Mercedes-Benz GLE

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2020
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Mercedes-Benz GLE 2020 4-door SUV
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The redesigned 2020 GLE brings several convenience, performance, and safety technologies. A 255-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is standard, and the next step up is a 362-hp, 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine with a 48-volt mild hybrid assist. A nine-speed automatic transmission is paired with both engines. A longer wheelbase adds more room for second-row passengers. A small third row is available. The GLE gets Mercedes next-generation infotainment system, consisting of one large screen in front of the driver. Audio, phone, navigation and some comfort settings are done through the touchscreen, touchpad or steering wheel controls. The voice command feature has the ability to recognize natural language. Advanced driver assist systems include adaptive cruise control informed by live traffic data and forward cross traffic alert to aid when making turns.
All Ratings & Reliability
2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
Renamed from the M-Class, the GLE is a capable and luxurious midsized SUV. For 2019, the GLE400 comes with a 3.0-liter, 329-hp turbo V6. The ML V6 that we tested delivers smooth and powerful acceleration with 18 mpg overall and generous towing capacity. Supple and composed, the GLE rides well and is quiet inside. Steering response is quick but comes up short on feedback. The first-rate interior finish and the well-padded, supportive seats are interior highlights, but the infotainment system is complex. Automatic emergency braking is standard. A redesigned 2020 GLE just went on sale. It features a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and turbocharged six-cylinder with a 48-volt mild hybrid. A nine-speed automatic transmission is paired with both engines.
All Ratings & Reliability
2016-2018
2016 Redesign Year
Mercedes-Benz GLE 2018
Renamed from the M-Class, the GLE is a capable and luxurious midsized SUV. The GLE350 comes with a 3.5-liter, 302-hp V6 that delivers smooth and powerful acceleration with 18 mpg overall and generous towing limits. A four-cylinder turbodiesel is also available. Supple and composed, the GLE rides well and is quiet inside. Steering response is quick but comes up short on feedback and precision. Emergency handling reaches its limits at modest speeds, reducing confidence. First-rate interior finish and well-padded seats are interior highlights, but the infotainment system is complex. Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking is standard.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $41,225 - $101,450 $38,405 - $94,040
2017 $33,250 - $89,325 $30,855 - $82,615
2016 $27,725 - $78,450 $25,360 - $73,165
2020
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Ratings & Reliability
The redesigned 2020 GLE brings several convenience, performance, and safety technologies. A 255-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is standard, and the next step up is a 362-hp, 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine with a 48-volt mild hybrid assist. A nine-speed automatic transmission is paired with both engines. A longer wheelbase adds more room for second-row passengers. A small third row is available. The GLE gets Mercedes next-generation infotainment system, consisting of one large screen in front of the driver. Audio, phone, navigation and some comfort settings are done through the touchscreen, touchpad or steering wheel controls. The voice command feature has the ability to recognize natural language. Advanced driver assist systems include adaptive cruise control informed by live traffic data and forward cross traffic alert to aid when making turns.
2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Ratings & Reliability
Renamed from the M-Class, the GLE is a capable and luxurious midsized SUV. For 2019, the GLE400 comes with a 3.0-liter, 329-hp turbo V6. The ML V6 that we tested delivers smooth and powerful acceleration with 18 mpg overall and generous towing capacity. Supple and composed, the GLE rides well and is quiet inside. Steering response is quick but comes up short on feedback. The first-rate interior finish and the well-padded, supportive seats are interior highlights, but the infotainment system is complex. Automatic emergency braking is standard. A redesigned 2020 GLE just went on sale. It features a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and turbocharged six-cylinder with a 48-volt mild hybrid. A nine-speed automatic transmission is paired with both engines.
2016-2018
2016 Redesign Year
Mercedes-Benz GLE 2018
Renamed from the M-Class, the GLE is a capable and luxurious midsized SUV. The GLE350 comes with a 3.5-liter, 302-hp V6 that delivers smooth and powerful acceleration with 18 mpg overall and generous towing limits. A four-cylinder turbodiesel is also available. Supple and composed, the GLE rides well and is quiet inside. Steering response is quick but comes up short on feedback and precision. Emergency handling reaches its limits at modest speeds, reducing confidence. First-rate interior finish and well-padded seats are interior highlights, but the infotainment system is complex. Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking is standard.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $41,225 - $101,450 $38,405 - $94,040
2017 $33,250 - $89,325 $30,855 - $82,615
2016 $27,725 - $78,450 $25,360 - $73,165