2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV

What’s new

  • The AMG GLE 43 gets an extra 23 horsepower
  • Part of the first GLE-Class generation introduced for 2016

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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$52,200 - $109,700

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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.


Overall7.7 / 10


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.


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.


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 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 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.


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.


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

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

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

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.


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

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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.

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.

Consumer reviews

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

5 star reviews: 59%
4 star reviews: 25%
3 star reviews: 8%
2 star reviews: 8%
1 star reviews: 0%
Average user rating: 4.3 stars based on 12 total reviews

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Most helpful consumer reviews

5 out of 5 stars, Moving to Luxury
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.

4 out of 5 stars, lux vehicle with the dim headlights
Charles Williams,
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.

5 out of 5 stars, Mercedes Mamma
Janet Williams Leon,
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!!

5 out of 5 stars, Nice driving safe suv for my wife and kids
George S,
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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Features & Specs

GLE 350 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
3.5L 6cyl 7A
MPG 18 city / 22 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission7-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower302 hp @ 6500 rpm
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GLE 350 4dr SUV features & specs
GLE 350 4dr SUV
3.5L 6cyl 7A
MPG 18 city / 23 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission7-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower302 hp @ 6500 rpm
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AMG GLE 43 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A
MPG 17 city / 23 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic
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AMG GLE 63 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A
MPG 14 city / 18 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission7-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower550 hp @ 5750 rpm
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Our experts’ favorite GLE-Class safety features:

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 RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
DriverNot Rated
PassengerNot Rated
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
DriverNot Rated
PassengerNot Rated
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
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
Roof Strength Test
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class vs. the competition

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

2018 BMW X5

2018 BMW X5

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class vs. BMW X5

Both the GLE-Class and the BMW X5 are strong on-road performers, with excellent engines and capable handling. The suspension system on the GLE makes it slightly more off-road-capable. The BMW has the option of a third-row seat. Although that seat is small, it's still an advantage for families with small children.

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Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class vs. Lexus GX 460

In comparison to the GLE-Class, the Lexus GX 460 offers significantly better off-road ability. But as a result, its street manners suffer compared to the smoother-riding Mercedes. Shoppers looking for a luxury SUV with rugged, trucklike construction will want to consider the GX 460, but those in the market for a more refined vehicle should check out the GLE-Class.

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Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

This comparison comes down to size and price. Budget-conscious buyers looking to get into a Mercedes SUV might want to consider the GLC-Class. Smaller than the GLE, this crossover still provides a decent amount of room for adults in its well-appointed cabin and delivers a satisfying driving experience on the road. But those who need more room, and have more to spend, will be happier with the GLE-Class.

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Is the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class a good car?

The GLE is a fantastic vehicle for traveling long distances. It's comfortable, capable and roomy. Multiple available engines give buyers distinct choices between fuel economy and performance. The interior is upscale and spacious, and Mercedes offers a long list of standard safety, tech and luxury features. On the downside, the GLE's base V6 engine is merely adequate, and the vehicle's ride quality isn't as comfy as that of some competitors.

Does the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class have good MPG?

The GLE 350 with rear-wheel drive is EPA-rated at 20 mpg combined (18 city/23 highway). Those figures are comparable to fuel economy of most other similarly sized luxury SUVs. Unsurprisingly, fuel economy starts to drop when you move into the performance-oriented AMG line. The AMG GLE 43 is rated at a combined 19 mpg (17 city/23 highway), and both the AMG GLE 63 and AMG 63 S drop to 15 mpg combined (14 city/18 highway). Meanwhile, the hybrid GLE 550e gets 43 miles per gallon equivalent (mpge) in combined driving when running on electric and gasoline power. However, the 550e's battery is good for only about 12 miles of driving. After that, expect 21 mpg on gas. For comparison, the Lexus RX 450h hybrid gets 30 mpg combined.

Does the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class have good resale value?

If you're ready to buy, you're probably wondering about the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class's resale value. How much will a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class be worth in two or five years — or whenever you decide to sell? Check out the Edmunds True Cost to Own (TCO) calculator. It includes projected annual depreciation over the first five years of ownership based on Edmunds' robust market transaction data.

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Is the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2018 GLE-Class both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.7 out of 10. Edmunds’ consumer reviews show that the 2018 GLE-Class gets an average rating of 5 stars out of 5 (based on 7 reviews) You probably care about Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class fuel economy, so it's important to know that the GLE-Class gets an EPA-estimated 15 mpg to 21 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the GLE-Class has 38.2 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class. Learn more
What's new in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class:

  • The AMG GLE 43 gets an extra 23 horsepower
  • Part of the first GLE-Class generation introduced for 2016
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Is the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class reliable?
To determine whether the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the GLE-Class. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the GLE-Class's 5-star average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2018 GLE-Class and gave it a 7.7 out of 10. Our consumer reviews show that the 2018 GLE-Class gets an average rating of 5 stars out of 5 (based on 7 reviews). Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2018 GLE-Class is a good car for you. Learn more
How much should I pay for a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class?

The least-expensive 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE 350 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 7A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $52,200.

Other versions include:

  • GLE 350 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A) which starts at $54,700
  • GLE 350 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 7A) which starts at $52,200
  • AMG GLE 43 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $67,750
  • AMG GLE 63 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A) which starts at $102,550
  • GLE 550e 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7A) which starts at $66,700
  • AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A) which starts at $109,700
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What are the different models of Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class?
If you're interested in the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the next question is, which GLE-Class model is right for you? GLE-Class variants include GLE 350 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A), GLE 350 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 7A), AMG GLE 43 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A), and AMG GLE 63 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A). For a full list of GLE-Class models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV Overview

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV is offered in the following styles: GLE 350 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A), GLE 350 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 7A), AMG GLE 43 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A), AMG GLE 63 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A), GLE 550e 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7A), and AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A).

What do people think of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 GLE-Class SUV 4.3 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 GLE-Class SUV.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 GLE-Class SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including GLE 350 4MATIC, GLE 350, AMG GLE 43 4MATIC, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV here.
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We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV?
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV GLE 350 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV GLE 350 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $55,695. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV GLE 350 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A) is trending $11,460 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV GLE 350 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A) is 20.6% below the MSRP.

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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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