What is the GLE?
For 2024, Mercedes-Benz has given its midsize GLE SUV a significant update. It's not fully redesigned but the 2024 GLE does have freshened styling, a more luxurious interior, an upgraded infotainment system and a new plug-in hybrid powertrain option. The GLE continues to be larger and more expensive than the brand's GLA, GLB and GLC SUVs. In this alphabet-soup family, Mercedes-Benz also makes the slightly smaller EQE SUV, which is the all-electric counterpart of the GLE. This midsize luxury SUV typically seats five, but it can be optioned with a third row with two additional seats. Key rivals include the Audi Q8, BMW X5, Genesis GV80, Lexus RX and Porsche Cayenne.