Used 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV

Pros & Cons

  • Multiple available powertrains make each model distinct
  • Interior is quiet, upscale and roomy
  • Abundant list of standard safety, tech and luxury features
  • AMG variants are seriously quick
  • Base V6's acceleration is merely adequate
  • Ride quality with the standard suspension isn't as comfy as we expect
  • Punishing ride on AMG models, with little benefit to handling
  • Not many places to store small personal items
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2018
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class for Sale
2018
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$34,994 - $51,990

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COMPLIMENTARY HOME DELIVERY WITH IN 150 MILES!Certified pre-ownedVehicle professionally detailedInspected by a highly trained Mercedes-Benz certified technician20k service performedBrakes in good conditionTires in good conditionPassed both VA, safety and emissions inspectionThis GLE has been well keptService records availableIt has:Premium packagePush button startUpgraded harman kardon surround sound systemMemory seatsBluetooth handsfreeBluetooth audioNavigation GPSBlind spot assistApple carplayAndroid auto MARKET-BASED PRICING Our market-based pricing software scans the market hourly and prices our vehicles based on real-time market supply and demand data. This means you get our best price upfront. No games, just an easy and transparent shopping experience! *WE WILL YOUR CAR EVEN YOU DO NOT BUY OURS.*PLEASE ASK ABOUT A CUSTOM VIDEO OF THIS CAR WE CAN MAKE FOR YOU. - Air Conditioning, Climate Control, Dual Zone Climate Control, Cruise Control, Tinted Windows, Power Steering, Power Mirrors, Leather Steering Wheel, Memory Seat Position, Clock, Tachometer, Homelink System, Telescoping Steering Wheel, Steering Wheel Radio Controls, Sunroof, Moonroof, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbags, Keyless Entry, Security System, Rear Defogger, Intermittent Wipers, AMFM, CD Player, Anti-Theft, Air Conditioned Seats, Aux. Audio Input, Bluetooth, Carpeted Floor Mats, Center Arm Rest, Child Proof Door Locks, Daytime Running Lights, Front AC Seats, Front Heated Seats, Heated Mirrors, Power Lift Gate, Rear Fog Lamps, Rear Spoiler, Rear Spoiler, Rear Wipers, Remote Trunk Lid, Reverse Camera, Roll Stability Control, Side Curtain Airbags, Tire Pressure Monitor, Vanity Mirrors -
Dealer Notes
You won't want to miss this excellent value! Injecting the driving experience with world class power, precision and modern style! This vehicle has achieved Certified Pre-Owned status, by passing Mercedes-Benz's comprehensive certification process. With less than 20,000 miles on the odometer, this 4 door sport utility vehicle prioritizes comfort, safety and convenience. Mercedes-Benz prioritized comfort and style by including: a leather steering wheel, a power seat, and seat memory. A 3.5 liter V-6 engine pairs with a sophisticated 7 speed automatic transmission, providing a smooth and predictable driving experience. Well tuned suspension and stability control deliver a spirited, yet composed, ride and drive Our experienced sales staff is eager to share its knowledge and enthusiasm with you. They'll work with you to find the right vehicle at a price you can afford. Please don't hesitate to give us a call.
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We are located at 6001 Urbana Pike (also called Route 355) in Frederick, MD 21704 -- just a few minutes north of Montgomery County. Ourisman Motors is a convenient short distance away, just about a half hour north of Washington, DC off Route 270. Our flexible concierge service allows you to shop from home and you won't even have to visit the dealership if you prefer not to. Please call our friendly sales staff at 301-662-7600 to schedule a test drive today! CARFAX One-Owner. Odometer is 9293 miles below market average!
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**RATES AS LOW AS 0.99%apr, with APPROVED CREDIT on SELECT CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED, AND 90 DAYS to the FIRST PAYMENT with APPROVED CREDIT MBFS** MERCEDES BENZ Certified. Black 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 4MATIC 7G-TRONIC 7-Speed Automatic 3.5L V6 DOHC 24V Clean Carfax, One Owner, 115V AC Power Outlet, Active LED Headlamps, Adaptive Highbeam Assist, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Blind Spot Assist, DVD Player, harmankardon Logic 7 Surround Sound System, Heated & Cooled Front Cupholders, Heated Steering Wheel, Illuminated Side Running Boards, Illuminated Star, Interior Ambient Lighting wIlluminated Door Sills, KEYLESS GO , Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Tracking Package, Navigation Updates For 3 Years, Panorama Sunroof, Parking Assist Package, Parking Package, Parking Pilot, Premium 2 Package, Radio: COMAND Navigation, Rear Side-Window Sunshades, Rear-Seat Center-Armrest Pass-Through, Region Coding, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Smartphone Integration, Smartphone Integration (14U), Surround View System, Trailer Hitch. Recent Arrival! Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Includes Trip Interruption Reimbursement and 7 days500 miles Exchange Privilege * Vehicle History * 165 Point Inspection * Roadside Assistance * Limited Warranty: 12 MonthUnlimited Mile beginning after new car warranty expires or from certified purchase date * Warranty Deductible: $0 * Transferable Warranty *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.
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Mercedes Benz of Fredericksburg is committed to caring for the health and well-being of our guest and employees as we continue operating during COVID-19. To ensure this, before and after every appointment we are sanitizing and disinfecting all vehicles...This 2018 Selenite Gray Metallic Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 AWD is well equipped and includes these features and benefits: Certified. CARFAX One-Owner.Clean CARFAX. Navigation, Backup Camera, SunroofMoonroof, Push Button Start, Heated Front Seats, Power Liftgate, Memory Seat, 4D Sport Utility, 115V AC Power Outlet, 4-Way Lumbar Support, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Auto-dimming door mirrors, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Black Headliner, Blind Spot Assist, Brushed Aluminum Running Boards, DVD Player, Emergency communication system: eCall Emergency System, Front dual zone AC, Garage door transmitter: Homelink, harmankardon Logic 7 Surround Sound System, Heated Front Seats, KEYLESS GO , Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Tracking Package, Navigation Updates For 3 Years, Panic alarm, Parking Assist Package, Parking Package, Parking Pilot, Power door mirrors, Power Front Seats wDriver Memory, Premium 1 Package, Radio: COMAND Navigation, Rear Seat Entertainment Pre-Wiring, Region Coding, Security system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Smartphone Integration (14U), Surround View System, Trailer Hitch, Wheels: 20 5-Spoke, WoodLeather Steering Wheel. Odometer is 3780 miles below market average!Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Details:* Warranty Deductible: $0* Limited Warranty: 12 MonthUnlimited Mile beginning after new car warranty expires or from certified purchase date* Vehicle History* Includes Trip Interruption Reimbursement and 7 days500 miles Exchange Privilege* Transferable Warranty* Roadside Assistance* 165 Point InspectionWe welcome any pre-buy inspections before purchase and can help facilitate door to door shipping to anywhere in the world at an affordable price. If you prefer to visit our showroom for a viewing, we are pleased to offer free airport pick-up from Reagan International Airport (DCA) or Richmond International Airport (RIC).Mercedes-Benz of Fredericksburg offers an extensive range of superb, low mile, exotic and luxury automobiles. If we don't have the car you are looking for please let us know and we will be happy to help find it. Just minutes off of I-95, Exit 130-B in Fredericksburg, VA. Call us now before it's gone and we will be glad to assist you! 888-693-4572.
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Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 our team at Alpha Motorsports will now provide customers with FREE and FAST shipping on all vehicles in our lot. Our sales consultants will happily book a virtual appointment and even virtual test drive via Facetime YouTube Google Hangout or your chosen APP or WEBSITE. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE. Winner of Dealerrater.com “CONSUMER SATISFACTION AWARD” 6 years in a row. **WE FINANCE** PREMIUM 2 PKG PANORAMIC ROOF AND MUCH MORE**original sticker price was $67K+ click or copy the link to view the original sticker: https:monroneylabels.comcars1666342-2018-mercedes-benz-gle
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JUST ARRIVED. PENDING INSPECTION. Black 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE GLE 350 4MATICÂ 7G-TRONIC 7-Speed Automatic 3.5L V6 DOHC 24V 4MATICÂ 4D Sport Utility Clean CARFAX. 1822 CityHighway MPG Recent Arrival! *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.
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Now offering Complimentary Contactless Delivery within 200 Miles!2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 in Silver with Black Leather. The 30000 mile service was just performed by Mercedes Benz and it ready to find its new home.Value Priced to find its New Stable in a Hurry!This Mercedes is well equipped with but not limited too:Navigation, Sunroof, Bluetooth, Wooden Interior trim, 19 Alloy Wheels. Clean CARFAX.To CONFIRM AVAILABILITY, schedule a test drive, or gather more information contact us at 717-590-8710.What is a One Price store and how does it benefit you? Simply put we put our BEST and ONLY Price right here. Our use of very sophisticated software systems allows us to compare our vehicles to comparable vehicles NATIONWIDE. This ensures you get a great deal and eliminates the stress, hassle, aggravation, and anxiety of the dreaded negotiation process, and allows you to seamlessly purchase your dream car.
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**1-OWNER**, **CERTIFIED**, **AWD 4WD**, **BLIND SPOT MONITOR**, **CLEAN CARFAX**, **DISCOUNTED**, **HEATED LEATHER SEATS**, **LOW MILES**, **NEW BRAKES**, **NEW TIRES**, **NON-SMOKER**, **POWER LIFTGATE**, **BACKUP CAMERA**, **REMAINDER OF FACTORY WARRANTY**, **SIRIUS XM**, **TOW PACKAGE**, **NAVIGATION**, **BLUETOOTH**, **PREMIUM WHEELS**, GLE 350 4MATIC , 3.5L V6 DOHC 24V, 7G-TRONIC 7-Speed Automatic, AIRMATIC Air Suspension Package, Memory Package, Navigation System, Parking Assist Package, Parking Package, Parking Pilot, Surround View System. CARFAX One-Owner.Not only will you receive all Wissler Advantage and Customer Appreciation Program benefits, but you will also receive our Wissler Certified Advantage benefits if applicable. See sales person for details.
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Clean CARFAX. One Owner, CERTIFIED!!, 64060 MSRP!!, 115V AC Power Outlet, 19 5-Spoke Wheels, Accessory Chrome Package, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Blind Spot Assist, Brushed Aluminum Running Boards, Chrome Door Handle Inserts, DVD Player, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, harmankardon Logic 7 Surround Sound System, Heated Steering Wheel, Hood Fin Covers, Illuminated Star, KEYLESS GO , Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Tracking Package, MAGIC VISION CONTROL, Navigation Updates For 3 Years, Panorama Sunroof, Premium 1 Package, Radio: COMAND Navigation, Region Coding, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Smartphone Integration (14U). Certified. Lunar Blue Metallic 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE GLE 350 4MATIC 4MATIC 7G-TRONIC 7-Speed Automatic 3.5L V6 DOHC 24V Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Warranty Deductible: $0 * Transferable Warranty * 165 Point Inspection * Limited Warranty: 12 MonthUnlimited Mile beginning after new car warranty expires or from certified purchase date * Vehicle History * Includes Trip Interruption Reimbursement and 7 days500 miles Exchange Privilege * Roadside Assistance
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1.99% Financing Available & 90 Day Payment Deferral! YOU READ THAT CORRECT ONLY 6800 MILES! PREMIUM 3 PACKAGE! LOADED! Selenite Grey Metallic with Ginger Beige MB-Tex Seating and Expresso Brown Carpeting on the interior. This vehicle is an off lease vehicle from Mercedes Financial.COMPLIMENTARY HOME DELIVERY WITH IN 150 MILES!PERSONALIZED VIDEO WALKAROUNDS AVAILABLE!!Certified Pre-Owned Warranty coverage till 2272023 with Unlimited Mileage! Contact us for details on comprehensive certified coverage!Original MSRP with Options: $66,070Premium 3 PackageActive Blind Spot Assist19 5-Spoke WheelsDISTRONICHarmankardon LOGIC7 Surround Sound SystemTrailer HitchBrown Eucalyptus Wood TrimNavigationLighting PackageSurround View CameraSmartphone IntegrationVehicle professionally detailedInspected by a highly trained Mercedes-Benz Certified TechnicianAll services are currentBrakes and Tires have 6800 miles on them?!New Virginia State InspectionService records availableClean Carfax 1-Owner No AccidentsWe also do up to a 162-point rigorous inspectionreconditioning, 247 roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, and a complete CARFAX vehicle history reportMARKET-BASED PRICINGOur market-based pricing software scans the market hourly and prices our vehicles based on real-time market supply and demand data. This means you get our best price upfront. No games, just an easy and transparent shopping experience!
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With our nationwide inventory at no-haggle prices, CarMax makes it easy to find your next car. We stand behind every used car we sell with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee and a 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Limited Warranty. Price assumes final purchase will be made in WA, and excludes tax, title and registration fees. Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours. Prior Use: FLEET
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-- INSTALLED FEATURES: Air filtration: active charcoal, Front air conditioning zones: dual, Front air conditioning: automatic climate control, Rear vents: second row, Airbag deactivation: occupant sensing passenger, Front airbags: dual, Knee airbags: driver, Side airbags: front, Side curtain airbags: front, Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor, Antenna type: diversity, Auxiliary audio input: Bluetooth, Radio data system, Radio: AM/FM, Satellite radio: SiriusXM ready, Speed sensitive volume control, Total speakers: 8, ABS: 4-wheel, Brake drying, Braking assist, Electronic brakeforce distribution, Electronic parking brake, Emergency braking preparation, Front brake diameter: 13.0, Front brake type: ventilated disc, Power brakes, Rear brake diameter: 12.8, Rear brake type: ventilated disc, Armrests: rear center folding with storage, Cargo area floor mat, Cargo area floor mat material: carpet, Center console trim: wood, Dash trim: wood, Door trim: wood, Floor mat material: carpet, Floor material: carpet, Floor mats: front, Steering wheel trim: leather, Additional key: removable valet, Ambient lighting, Assist handle: front, Cargo area light, Cargo cover: retractable, Center console: front console with armrest and storage, Cruise control, Cupholders: front, Dimming rearview mirror: auto, Memorized settings: 3 driver, Multi-function remote: fuel filler door release, One-touch windows: 4, Power outlet(s): 12V cargo area, Power steering, Power windows: lockout button, Push-button start, Reading lights: front, Retained accessory power, Steering wheel mounted controls: audio, Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic, Storage: cargo net, Touch-sensitive controls, Universal remote transmitter: garage door opener, Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating, Liftgate window: fixed, Rear door type: power liftgate, 4WD type: full time, Axle ratio: 3.90, Drive mode selector, Limited slip differential: center, Auto start/stop, Battery: maintenance-free, Door handle color: body-color, Exhaust tip color: stainless-steel, Exhaust: dual tip, Front bumper color: body-color, Grille color: black with chrome accents, Mirror color: body-color, Rear bumper color: body-color, Rear spoiler color: body-color, Rear spoiler: roofline, Window trim: chrome, Infotainment screen size: 8 in., Clock, Digital odometer, Driver information system, External temperature display, Fuel economy display: MPG, Gauge: tachometer, Multi-function display, Trip computer, Trip odometer: 2, Warnings and reminders: lamp failure low fuel engine oil coolant, Daytime running lights: LED, Exterior entry lights: puddle lamps, Headlights: auto delay off, Taillights: LED, Side mirror adjustments: power, Side mirrors: driver side auto-dimming, Moonroof / Sunroof: anti-trapping, Roof rails, Roof rails color: aluminum, Autonomous braking, Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams, Camera system: rearview, Child safety door locks, Child seat anchors: LATCH system, Crumple zones: front, Driver attention alert system, Energy absorbing steering column, Impact absorbing bumpers, Impact sensor: alert system, Pre-collision warning system: audible warning, Rearview monitor: in dash, Emergency locking retractors: front, Front seatbelts: 3-point, Rear seatbelts: 3-point, Seatbelt force limiters: front, Seatbelt pretensioners: front, Seatbelt warning sensor: front, Driver seat power adjustments: 4-way power lumbar, Driver seat: heated, Front headrests: adjustable, Front seat type: bucket, Passenger seat power adjustments: 4-way power lumbar, Passenger seat: heated, Rear headrests: adjustable, Rear seat folding: flat, Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining, Rear seat type: 60-40 split bench, Upholstery: leatherette, 2-stage unlocking doors, Anti-theft system: alarm with remote, Power door locks: auto-locking, Hill holder control, Roll stability control, Stability control, Traction control, Trailer stability control, Active suspension, Driver adjustable suspension: ride control, Front shock type: gas, Front spring type: coil, Front stabilizer bar, Front struts, Front suspension classification: independent, Front suspension type: double wishbone, Rear shock type: gas, Rear spring type: coil, Rear stabilizer bar, Rear suspension classification: independent, Rear suspension type: multi-link, Suspension control: electronic, Satellite communications: mbrace, Wireless data link: Bluetooth, Spare tire mount location: inside, Spare tire size: temporary, Spare wheel type: steel, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Tire type: all season, Wheels: alloy, Front wipers: rain sensing, Power windows: safety reverse, Rear privacy glass, Rear wiper: intermittent, Window defogger: rear
Dealer Notes
Clean CARFAX. Serviced Here, One Owner, 66480 MSRP!!, CERTIFIED!!, 19 5-Spoke Wheels, Active LED Headlamps, Adaptive Highbeam Assist, Brushed Aluminum Running Boards, harmankardon Logic 7 Surround Sound System, Heated & Cooled Front Cupholders, Heated Steering Wheel, Illuminated Star, Interior Ambient Lighting wIlluminated Door Sills, Panorama Sunroof, Parking Assist Package, Parking Package, Parking Pilot, Premium 2 Package, Rear Side-Window Sunshades, Rear-Seat Center-Armrest Pass-Through, Smartphone Integration, Surround View System. Certified. Polar White 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE GLE 350 4MATIC 4MATIC 7G-TRONIC 7-Speed Automatic 3.5L V6 DOHC 24V Recent Arrival! Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Warranty Deductible: $0 * Vehicle History * Includes Trip Interruption Reimbursement and 7 days500 miles Exchange Privilege * Roadside Assistance * Limited Warranty: 12 MonthUnlimited Mile beginning after new car warranty expires or from certified purchase date * 165 Point Inspection * Transferable Warranty

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Which GLE-Class does Edmunds recommend?

Though the GLE-Class comes in many versions, we think the standard GLE 350 is the way to go. It lacks the shot of adrenaline offered by the AMG models, but it's still strong enough to hustle this big SUV up to speed when needed. Also, we've found that even the relatively mild AMG GLE 43 has a stiff ride quality that's a little off-putting. For options, we recommend getting the Premium 1 package to further burnish the GLE's luxury credentials. Also consider the optional air suspension if ride comfort is a priority for you.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.7 / 10

In some ways, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a bit unusual for a luxury crossover SUV. It's bigger than the typical compact crossover (think Mercedes' GLC) but lacks a third row of seats like many rivals offer. Instead, the GLE provides plenty of room to transport four adults in supreme comfort. And while many crossovers come in just one version, Mercedes offers four distinct GLE models.

The non-turbocharged V6 under the hood of the base GLE 350 provides enough thrust for everyday driving and is rated to tow up to an impressive 7,200 pounds. To really get up to speed quickly, though, check out one of the two performance-focused GLEs. The turbocharged engines in the AMG GLE 43 and the AMG GLE 63 transform the GLE from a laid-back cruiser to a hard-charging bruiser. There's also a GLE 550e plug-in hybrid. It offers a paltry 12 miles of electric-only range, but its mix of power and fuel economy is the best of the GLE lineup.

Whichever model you choose, you'll be impressed by the GLE's beautifully constructed interior. A wide variety of luxurious leathers, rich trim pieces and high-quality plastics line every conceivable touch point, making each variant feel as if it's worth the money. With so many versions available, there's surely a 2018 Mercedes GLE-Class to match your needs.

Notably, we picked the Mercedes-Benz GLE as one of Edmunds' Best Used SUVs and Best Used Luxury SUVs for 2018.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class models

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a five-passenger SUV that slots between the GLC compact crossover and the three-row GLS. It's offered in five trims, each with a distinct powertrain. Rear-wheel drive is standard on the GLE 350, while Mercedes' 4Matic all-wheel-drive system is optional on that model and standard on all others.

Powering the GLE 350 is a 3.5-liter V6 (302 horsepower, 273 pound-feet of torque) and a seven-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive (4Matic) is optional. The generous list of standard features starts with 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic wipers, a sunroof, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, and a power liftgate.

Inside, you'll find dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable steering wheel, heated front seats, a 10-way power driver seat (with four-way power lumbar adjustment and memory functions), simulated leather upholstery, Mercedes' COMAND electronics interface (with an 8-inch display) and an eight-speaker audio system with a CD player and two USB ports. Standard advanced safety features include a rearview camera, a forward collision warning system and Mercedes' Mbrace telematics system.

There are three optional packages that encompass many of the features available for the GLE-Class. The Premium 1 package is one of the most comprehensive for the GLE 350, adding keyless ignition and entry, a navigation system, a touchpad controller for the central display, satellite radio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, a 14-speaker premium Harman Kardon audio system, a 115-volt household-style power outlet, a blind-spot monitoring system and a lane departure warning system.

The Premium 2 package adds adaptive LED headlights, automatic high-beam control, heated and cooled front cupholders, interior ambient lighting, illuminated doorsills, rear-window sunshades and a fold-down pass-through behind the rear-center armrest (not available on the GLE 550e). On top of that, the Premium 3 pack features a 360-degree parking camera, adaptive cruise control, an automated steering system, a collision avoidance system, lane departure intervention and an automated parking system.

Upgrading to the GLE 550e not only includes the plug-in hybrid powertrain — a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 and electric motor provide a combined 436 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque — but also adds leather upholstery and the contents of the Premium 1 package.

The first of the performance-oriented models is the AMG GLE 43. It features a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (385 hp, 384 lb-ft), a nine-speed automatic transmission, 20-inch wheels, an AMG-tuned adaptive air suspension, a sport exhaust, exterior styling upgrades, a flat-bottom steering wheel, simulated leather upholstery and the contents of the Premium 1 package.

Next up is the AMG GLE 63, which adds a stout turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 (550 hp, 516 lb-ft), upgraded brakes, summer performance tires, active stabilizer bars, front and rear parking sensors, a sport steering wheel, a 10-way power passenger seat (with four-way power lumbar and memory functions), ventilated front seats, upgraded leather upholstery, a faux-suede headliner and the contents of the Premium 2 package.

Finally, there's the top-dog AMG GLE 63 S, powered by a tuned version of the turbo V8 (577 hp, 561 lb-ft). It also adds 21-inch wheels, a carbon-fiber engine cover and faux suede steering-wheel inserts.

Many features included in the upper trims or packages can be added separately. Notable stand-alone options include a panoramic sunroof, a trailer hitch, tri-zone climate control, multicontour front seats with massage, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a rear-seat entertainment system, and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon or a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio system.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class AMG GLE 43 (turbo 3.0L V6 | 9-speed automatic | AWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current GLE-Class has received some revisions, including the GLE 43's increase in horsepower from 362 horsepower to 385 hp. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's GLE-Class.

Driving

7.5
The AMG GLE 43 is not a true AMG but has the fun and playful nature that most buyers want. Rough city streets are not its forte; the open road or mountain pass is where the GLE shines.

Acceleration

7.5
For the most part, the AMG GLE 43 accelerates smoothly and willingly. Quick, small gas pedal changes (such as when hesitating while crossing an intersection) lead to sluggish responses as the transmission and turbocharged engine figure out what to do.

Braking

7.0
The brake pedal's travel is long and soft, which doesn't inspire much confidence in the brakes, but actual stopping performance is good. And there's still a lot of steering ability even when braking aggressively; this lets the GLE navigate more easily around obstacles in panic situations.

Steering

7.5
Steering is responsive, and the GLE tracks straight and true. Sport and Sport+ driving modes progressively add more weightiness. There's decent feedback when the front wheels are loaded up, allowing a surprising amount of driver confidence.

Handling

6.5
Handling is a mixed bag. The stiffly tuned suspension makes the GLE feel sporty around town, but hard driving reveals a lot of body roll and lack of vehicular balance. In Sport+, the suspension is too firm, and the front end loses traction.

Drivability

8.0
The GLE excels on the highway and is quick to accelerate when you need it. The transmission's shifting can seem excessive in certain situations, such as when driving up grades.

Comfort

8.0
Once you get the myriad seat adjustments sorted (and stored in memory), the GLE is a fantastic way to travel long distance. Heck, go ahead and take a road trip with your family or friends. There's plenty of room in back.

Seat comfort

9.0
The driver's seat is very adjustable, except when bolstering the thighs. Because of that, the bottom half of your body doesn't feel as secure as the top half. Padding is stiff, but the massage feature works very well.

Ride comfort

6.5
In a word, the AMG GLE 43's ride is harsh. While you expect firmness from a sport-tuned model, it seems excessive in this vehicle. The regular GLE 350 rides more comfortably.

Noise & vibration

8.5
Oddly, wind noise is the main intruder. Tire and road noise levels are minimal.

Climate control

The optional three-zone system is quiet and responsive. We like the easy-to-use controls and the enhanced ways to distribute air flow. The rear vents are well-placed and move a good amount of air. The seat heaters are effective, even through thick winter layers.

Interior

7.5
The best feature of the GLE is its high-class interior. There are multiple choices for seat and interior materials, as well as the trim. The options will overwhelm many and delight some. The two-pane panoramic sunroof is a must-have.

Ease of use

7.5
Aside from the ambiguity of the COMAND knob versus touchpad to control the audio and navigation system, the rest of the controls are intuitive and easy to use. The only sore spot is the number pad, which looks out of place in the otherwise modern cockpit.

Getting in/getting out

7.5
You'll find large door openings in the front and rear, and the just-right height makes it easy to get in and out.

Driving position

The GLE has an excellent driving position, and the seat offers a wide range of adjustments that make it perfect for tall and short drivers. The thick-rimmed AMG steering wheel might be uncomfortable for drivers with smaller hands.

Roominess

7.5
Passengers will not feel claustrophobic inside the GLE. There's ample room in all dimensions, although those narrow of hip may feel as if they're swimming in the front and rear seats.

Visibility

8.5
There's very good visibility all around, and typical blind-spot regions are mostly remedied by the 360-degree parking camera. However, the camera is difficult to access on demand; you must either put it in reverse to inspect your surroundings or go through a convoluted vehicle menu.

Quality

9.0
The GLE features excellent build quality. All the numerous interior pieces fit together perfectly, without any creaks or rattles. The exterior body gaps and paint were excellent, as was the leather quality on the seats and dash.

Utility

8.0
Nothing too crazy. This AMG GLE 43 is still a GLE, after all. The cargo area features nice loops to secure items, but the center seat pass-through is an optional extra. With the adjustable suspension and the optional Class III hitch, the GLE would make a great weekend toy hauler.

Small-item storage

Interior storage is just barely adequate, limited to the inside of the center console, an odd recess underneath the center stack and door pockets. You expect a little more in a luxury SUV.

Cargo space

Cargo space is about what you'd expect for this segment. The cargo area is taller than it is wide, and the load floor is surprisingly high. The rear seat bottoms fold up, making an additional cargo area, and the seatbacks then fold down flat, although you have to lower the headrest to get everything to fit.

Child safety seat accommodation

Four LATCH anchors are located prominently on the rear seats, with three mounts on top. This allows for three car seat positions: two outboard and one inboard. The top mounts are easy to access from the trunk, and the anchors are easily accessible in their own little pockets.

Towing

7.5
The GLE is rated to tow up to 7,200 pounds, but you need to opt for the proper Class III hitch.

Technology

We're happy to see Apple CarPlay make its debut, but the lack of a touchscreen makes it all but unusable. The control and adjustability are beyond what the COMAND interface can handle. The touchpad and dial are two separate systems, and actions and motions don't carry over.

Audio & navigation

Our tester's Harman Kardon audio system sounds good and is easy to use. Inputting destinations is straightforward, and the system provides sufficient directions. The biggest challenge will be in getting into the proper mode by jogging and spinning the dial controller.

Smartphone integration

Bluetooth pairing is quick, and both USB ports in the center console can be accessed by the head unit. The lower of the two USB ports is dedicated to Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, but accessing that mode is tremendously difficult.

Driver aids

Adaptive cruise control works great, and the function is easy to access via the cruise control stalk. Blind-spot detection is just about perfect, and lane departure feedback is gentle. Lane-centering is fine for extremely intermittent use.

Voice control

The voice recognition system doesn't recognize plain text inputs via the touchpad. The system has a specific order and way of inputting commands. This can get tricky since the system is a bit laggy, so you can find yourself repeating and mistiming commands.

EdmundsScorecard

Overall7.7 / 10
Driving7.5
Comfort8.0
Interior7.5
Utility8.0

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class.

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Moving to Luxury
Jon,04/30/2018
GLE 350 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
I have personally driven Toyota 4-Runners for 20+ years. I finally decided I wanted something a little more upscale with an emphasis on comfort. It rides like a dream and the ability to select between driving and riding modes is fun and reasonable. I pretty much stay in comfort mode but get inclined at times to switch to sport mode when I want to connect to the road. Apple CarPlay and Surround View Cameras add to the versatility and convenience of this great vehicle. I have an advanced degree (as my wife says “over-educated) I love all the electronic and vehicle gizmo’s and gadgets. They make this vehicle safer, interesting and down right fun. I got mine in Lunar Blue with the two-tone expresso interior. It stands out from the usual black, white and silver ones that represent 80% of the ones I see. At this price point I get the colors I want, not what are in the lot. My wife did the same thing with her red GLK. Bottom line: Could not be happier my last 4-Runner was traded in after 11 years and 225,000 miles. After 5,000 miles I think I might try for another 11 year adventure.
lux vehicle with the dim headlights
Charles Williams,01/15/2019
GLE 350 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
The standard halogen headlights on this vehicle are horrible. very very dim. Toyota corolla come with the new HID/LED headlight system leaving this lux vehicle in the dark. everything else about the vehicle seems great so far.
Mercedes Mamma
Janet Williams Leon,04/02/2019
GLE 350 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
The comfort (sound/quiet) is superior to any car I’ve owned. I am not happy with the electronics as they take a while to get accustomed to and as Edmonds stated, the appleplay is nice but Mercedes steers clear of any touch screen for automotives due to potential liability issues I’m sure. The voice control is not great...lags & cuts off, still trying to figure this one out. The great news is these cars are rock solid and safe! I was hit directly in the side in downtown Dallas drivers side of vehicle with no injuries at 30 mph impact from an F-150 truck. Costly repair at 40k but kept me safe!!
Only the best....
K. Wombacher,11/17/2018
GLE 350 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
Needed a "four-season" car, will have to wait what winter will bring since I purchased vehicle in late Spring of 2018. Only complaint I have is the fuzzy navigation system. All in all, Ilike the car and am happy with my purchase. The interior is very nice and comfortable. Would buy it again.

Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 22 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
302 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
18 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
302 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
17 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
N/A
MPG
14 city / 18 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
550 hp @ 5750 rpm
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Safety

Our experts like the GLE-Class models:

Blind-Spot Assist
Illuminates a light on the mirror when a vehicle enters the GLE's blind spot. Sounds an alert if the turn signal is activated.
Surround View System
Displays a 360-degree, bird's-eye view of the GLE, making it easier to park.
Displays a 360-degree, bird's-eye view of the GLE, making it easier to park.
Guides the GLE into a parking spot with minimal driver assistance.

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
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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