2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC


$108,840 - $108,840
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

Pros

  • Several engine choices
  • Quiet, upscale and well-built interior with a roomy backseat
  • Long list of standard safety and technology features

Cons

  • Ride quality with the standard suspension isn't as comfortable as we expect
  • Uninspiring handling when going around turns
  • Base V6's acceleration is merely adequate

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Features & Specs

AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
Starting MSRP$108,840
MPG15
Seating5
Transmission7-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgas
Horsepower577 hp @ 5500 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover19.8%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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What a disappointment!!!
For $136K with tax and license I expected something better. Opinions vary on looks, but I think it is a great, impressive looking car. It is fast, quiet, and feels very solid and comfortable on the road. The airmatic suspension is wonderful in leveling out the ride even in turns. The upgraded B&O stereo is amazing. It's failings are many. I cannot get the seat comfortable. The problem for me is where my legs leave the front edge of the seat. There is no thigh support extension on the AMG GLE 63 Coupe. I have the multicontour seats. You can adjust the side bolsters and front edge. Like blowing up air bags. The side bolsters will hold you nice and firm. The front edge of the seat with the air cushion is just plain uncomfortable. Like sleeping on a blowup air mattress. It is hard at any inflation level. Really, really annoying to me. The navigation system is totally worthless. I don't even want to detail all the problems with it. From laboriously putting in an address to a voice control that functions only with exact addresses, if it understands you at all, and I mean exact. If you manage to get your destination in, navigation can be a problem as well as it tells me to turn when I am in the middle of making the turn, not beforehand. Thankfully Android Auto with Google navigation functions great on the car, but then you have to plug your phone in and out everytime you come and go. An annoyance. I am thinking of getting a cell phone just to leave hooked up to the car. All the safety electronic stuff is worthless. The Active Blind Spot Assist and the Lane Keeping Assist work only at certain speeds and with specific road conditions and markings. So it is totally unreliable. The Stop and Go cruise control is also problematic and not the convenience it is advertised to be. Even the Eco engine feature only works under certain conditions. If too many electronics are on, it won't work as to not drain the battery. Too many electronics as in AC, stereo, and ventilated seats!!! So this car excels as a Sport SUV car, but really, really fails as a luxury coupe. I would not buy another one, and I find the seat so uncomfortable, I am considering taking the loss and trading it in for some other car.

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Following significant updates last year, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is primarily a carryover from 2016, but that doesn't mean it's any less competitive among midsize luxury SUVs. Carrying on the tradition that began under its previous name, the M-Class, the new GLE range combines a usable blend of passenger room, comfort and generous cargo space with a pleasing design that is sure to capture the eye of many shoppers in the market for an upscale utility vehicle.

GLE-Class revisions for 2017 are few. Standard equipment now includes a rearview camera and 4G LTE Wi-Fi. There have also been a few color changes: Black, Selenite Grey Metallic and Brilliant Blue Metallic are in; Palladium Silver Metallic and Steel Grey Metallic are out.

Although the starting price for the GLE is lower than that of many of its luxury competitors, the Mercedes offers an impressive array of powerplant choices. The standard engine for the base GLE350 is a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Other options include a twin-turbocharged V6, a plug-in hybrid powertrain and a twin-turbocharged eight-cylinder AMG variant. All engines come mated to either a seven-speed or a nine-speed automatic transmission, with all-wheel drive standard on every model except the GLE350, in which it remains an option.

Unlike some of its rivals, which tend to stress sporty handling or a degree of off-road capability, most of the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class lineup is tuned for a smooth, comfortable ride. Buyers hoping to get tire-spinning acceleration and a bit more cornering prowess might want to consider stepping up to one of the AMG models.

Inside, the GLE-Class boasts the kind of comfort and convenience items that most consumers expect in a luxury SUV, including heated seats, dual-zone climate control and an infotainment system with the latest technology. The only hiccup might be the "M-B Tex" faux leather seat material that comes standard on the base GLE350. Buyers seeking added luxury can enjoy standard genuine leather seating on the higher trim levels or tick the option box on the GLE350.

The rear-wheel drive GLE350 is EPA rated at 20 mpg combined (18 city/23 highway). Adding the all-wheel-drive option results in a rating of 19 mpg combined (18 city/22 highway).

With its plethora of available accessories and packages, the base GLE350 can be tailored to suit the majority of shoppers. Those in the market for a hybrid can opt for the GLE550e plug-in model, and more performance-minded buyers will want to test-drive the new turbocharged GLE43 (which replaces the GLE400), or the range-topping AMG GLE63 and AMG GLE63 S. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find your 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV.

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