|EPA Est. MPG||19|
|Drive Train||All Wheel Drive|
|Curb Weight||4751 lbs|
It hasn't changed much since a major update two years ago, but that doesn't mean the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is any less competitive in the midsize luxury SUV class. Carrying on the tradition that began under its previous name, the M-Class, the 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.
The standard engine for the base GLE 350 is a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Other options include a turbocharged V6, a plug-in hybrid powertrain and two turbocharged V8 AMG variants. All engines have all-wheel drive as standard except the GLE 350, in which it remains an option.
Unlike rivals that 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, especially with the optional air suspension. Buyers hoping to get quicker 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 simulated-leather seat material that comes standard on the base GLE 350. Buyers seeking added luxury can enjoy standard genuine leather seating on the higher trim levels or tick the option box on the GLE 350.
With its plethora of available accessories and packages, the base GLE 350 can be tailored to suit the majority of shoppers. Those in the market for a hybrid can opt for the GLE 550e plug-in model, and more performance-minded buyers will want to test-drive the new turbocharged GLE 43 or the range-topping AMG GLE 63 and AMG GLE 63 S. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find your 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Overview
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is offered in the following submodels: SUV, AMG GLE 63 4MATIC, Hybrid, AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC, AMG GLE 43 4MATIC. Available styles include GLE 350 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A), GLE 350 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 7A), and AMG GLE 43 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A). GLE-Class models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2018 GLE-Class comes with all wheel drive or rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed shiftable automatic, 9-speed shiftable automatic. The 2018 GLE-Class comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a unlimited yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class features & specs
|Fuel Type||premium unleaded (required)||premium unleaded (required)||premium unleaded (required)|
|Basic Warranty||4 yr./ 50000 mi.||4 yr./ 50000 mi.||4 yr./ 50000 mi.|
|Base Engine Type||gas||gas||gas|
|Base Engine Size||3.5 l||3.5 l||3.0 l|
|Transmission||7-speed shiftable automatic||7-speed shiftable automatic||9-speed shiftable automatic|
|Drivetrain||all wheel drive||rear wheel drive||all wheel drive|
|Horsepower||302 hp @ 6500 rpm||302 hp @ 6500 rpm||577 hp @ 5500 rpm|
Is the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class a good car?
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GLE 350 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
Traded minivan in to get safe family hauler for my wife. She loves the commanding view of the road. This Mercedes Benz rides and handles great and is very comfortable for my family. Plenty of space for kids baseball gear and family outings. Mercedes-Benz dealer was excellent to work with and treats you like a honored guest.
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2018 mercedes-benz gle-class GLE 350 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A), 7-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
19 combined MPG
18 city MPG/22 highway MPG
2018 mercedes-benz gle-class GLE 350 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 7A), 7-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
20 combined MPG
18 city MPG/23 highway MPG
2018 mercedes-benz gle-class AMG GLE 43 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
19 combined MPG
17 city MPG/23 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class?
Available Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 2018 Submodel Types: SUV, AMG GLE 43 4MATIC, Hybrid, Diesel, AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC, AMG GLE 63 4MATIC
Available Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 2018 Trims: GLE 350 4MATIC, AMG GLE 43 4MATIC, GLE 550e 4MATIC, GLE 300d 4MATIC, AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC, GLE 400 4MATIC, AMG GLE 63 4MATIC, GLE 350
Exterior Colors: Polar White, Black, Selenite Grey Metallic, Lunar Blue Metallic , designo Diamond White Metallic, Iridium Silver Metallic, Palladium Silver Metallic, designo Cardinal Red Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic, Steel Grey Metallic, Brilliant Blue Metallic, Dakota Brown Metallic, Diamond Silver Metallic
Interior Colors: Black leather, Black leatherette, Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown leatherette, Espresso Brown leatherette, Saddle Brown/Black leather, Ginger Beige/Black leather, Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown leather, Black w/Grey Stitching Exclusive Nappa premium leather, Crystal Grey/Black leather, Espresso Brown/Black Exclusive Nappa premium leather, Porcelain/Black Nappa premium leather, designo Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa premium leather, Black Exclusive Nappa premium leather, Black Pearl/Black Nappa premium leather
Popular Features: Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Heated seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Power Driver Seat, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Pre-collision safety system, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Sunroof/Moonroof, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, AWD/4WD, 6000lb Towing Capacity, Back-up camera, Remote Start, Navigation, Blind Spot Monitoring, Keyless Entry/Start, Lane Departure Warning, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Towing Hitch, Parking sensors, Upgraded Stereo, 360-degree camera, Upgraded Headlights, Leather Seats, Cooled Seats, Adaptive Cruise Control, 3500lb Towing Capacity
Engine/Mechanics: 6, 8, 4 cylinders
Fuel Types: premium unleaded (required), diesel
Drivetrains: all wheel drive, rear wheel drive
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