The GLE, Mercedes-Benz five-seat SUV, replaced the former ML. The GLE lineup includes the GLE350 (formerly ML350);  and GLE550e (Mercedes' first plug-in SUV). The high-performance AMG models are now called AMG GLE43, GLE63 and GLE63 S. The plug-in gets a 329-hp V6, with the hybrid system adding another 114 hp of electric power, and is said to deliver over 18 miles of all-electric driving.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"My GLEe 550 has great performance with the combined turbocharged V6 and electric motor. Acceleration from standing start and highway passing is excellent. The transition between internal combustion and electrical power is almost seamless. The 4 drive modes allow the driver to have control of the experience."

Otis B., TX (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE)

"Excellent acceleration. Sports car handling"

Anonymous, NC (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE)

"Drive modes including sport and comfort are very useful for transmission shifting and handling. Very rapid acceleration for sport mode for passing and entering freeways. Comfort handing for city driving provides for gentle acceleration for congested driving and easy parking."

Anonymous, BC (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE)

"Acceleration is average but adequate. Car is well balanced - easy to steer in any situation or speed. Doesn't oversteer. Brakes well while turning."

Anonymous, OK (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"VERY comfortable seats - Front and Back. Car handles easily at any speed. Is well balanced. Quieter than any car we have owned before."

Anonymous, OK (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE)

"Massage seats work very well, cabin noise is minor compared to friends SUV's, ride modes - Sport and comfort can be selected for roadway conditions."

Anonymous, BC (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE)

"The ride quality is great. For the price I would expect so. Original faux leather seats are not that great in quality though. Road noise is barely noticeable."

Michael P., TX (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE)

"Amazing ride - when people get in the car they can't believe how comfortable the suspension is and how easily this car responds as well. Most people think I drive a V8 when the GLE 350 is actually a V6 with lots of torque"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE)

"Luxury interior and comfortable ride"

Otis B., TX (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE)

"Having just come out of a 2013 model the new car has definitely been improved upon in all three areas. the car feels tighter and more quiet then the old one and in addition the new dash board is more pleasing to use."

Jonathan R., CA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"At their initial tier (one above base) the GLE 350 has terrible headlights (I had to change their standard yellow bulbs for more potent ones to be able to see). Also, for a car of this price, Premium I package should add the parking sensors."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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