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Mercedes-Benz GLE

2020
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Mercedes-Benz GLE 2020 4-door SUV
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The redesigned GLE SUV promises a range of convenience, performance, and safety technologies, along with all-new engines. 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. Nine-speed automatic transmission is paired with both engines. A longer wheelbase adds second-row head and legroom, according to Mercedes. A two-seat third row is available. The GLE will use the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system, distinguished by its ability to recognize natural language and adapt to the user. Advanced driver assists include adaptive cruise control informed by live traffic data and forward cross-traffic alert to aid when making turns. The 2020 GLE goes on sale in spring 2019.
All Ratings & Reliability
2018
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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 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 plug-in hybrid version is said to deliver 18 miles of all-electric driving.
All Ratings & Reliability
2016-2017
2016 Redesign Year
Mercedes-Benz GLE 2017
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 autobraking is standard.
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