When I back our new GLE out of our small crowded garage, I feel like the music from Star Trek should be playing that accompanies the Enterprise when it moves from its dry dock in Space. We're seniors and hadn't planned on a new car to replace our '04 320E wagon, until my wife rode in a friend's M class and said she never felt so safe. A neighbor was riding in a new Accord a year and a half ago and was blind sided by an inattentive driver a year and a half ago and took a most a year to recover from her injuries, which made us a little skittish driving. We loaded the GLE with Safety features and we are skittish no more. I've driven a lot of cars in 50+ years (just about every major domestic and foreign brand including Lada). and this is the most solid and controlled. No problems acceleration to get on our 70mph turnpike with the basic 6, but you won't win any drag races with it. This is a luxurious "tank" with every creature comfort. Looking forward to taking it out in the snow once we get some on the East Coast. I don't think it will slow us down in our traveling this year!
Interior is spacious. Like the locking/unlocking features a lot. It's a no-nonsense car. The entertainment system has been improved a lot and works very well without much confusion. HVAC works great. takes less than 10 seconds to de-fog windshield. pleasant engine noise. rides a little bit wobbly. suspension can be made smoother. so far so good. A good purchase during the times of low interest rates and easy to get financing. Bought the car from Autonation MB San Jose. It's a great dealership. Salesperson John Nguyen has been helpful and very courtious.