2020 Mercedes GLE 350 - 2 Minute Review

Published November 7, 2019 by Elizabeth Jeneault

 

From the video:

This fully redesigned 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE here is truly stunning. It offers impressive power, an ultra-luxurious interior with the most advanced technology, and lots of cargo space. 

 

I’m Liz Jeneault, by the way! I review SUVs weekly for SUVs.com, so please do subscribe if you enjoy watching. Thanks to Mercedes-Benz of Cherry Hill for letting us check out this 2020 GLE 350! There’s also the even more powerful GLE 450, 580, and AMG performance versions to consider. 

 

Thanks to its full redesign, the 2020 GLE-Class has an even bolder, sportier look. The grille is now wider and more aggressive looking. The GLE also now has a longer wheelbase, which means some more passenger room. 

 

Up to seven people can fit in here now with a new, optional third row. This vehicle’s interior has all the bells and whistles, everything you’d want in a modern luxury SUV and then some. Love these twin grip handles, they help you get in and out and are comfortable to rest your arm on.

 

These large 12.3” dual screens here are operated by the advanced MBUX infotainment system and this setup comes standard on all models. It offers navigation, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. You can pinch the touchscreen, use the steering-wheel touch controls, or write on the console touchpad to operate it. Or, you could just say “Hey, Mercedes” to get it to listen to you. 

 

Heated front seats come standard, as does a power liftgate, power tilt/sliding sunroof, garage door opener, and more. Upgrades include a 64-color ambient lighting system, panorama roof, a large head-up display, and other options.

 

Even with the base GLE 350, you get plenty of power and while you can upgrade to the 450, the 255-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine of this 350 is impressive. It can get up to 60 miles per hour in 7.0 seconds (without 4MATIC all-wheel drive). 4MATIC all-wheel drive provides added driving confidence. The 450, by the way, has a turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder that with EQ Boost makes 362 horsepower. There’s also the GLE 580 and AMG performance versions to consider. Plus, optional coupe styling.

 

Lots of safety features come standard with the GLE, by the way, including Pre-Safe and Pre-Safe Sound. 

 

Rating time! Exterior is improved and stunning. 9. Interior has the most advanced technology possible, can now fit seven, and is truly a cut above the rest. 10. Performance is great, even with the base 350. 9. Fuel economy is slightly above average for this segment, 8. As for value, this 350 4MATIC does have a starting price of over $56,000 and additions can easily drive up the price, but it does have an extremely advanced and impressive interior. So, an 8. 

 

That results in an SUVs.com deal score of 88 out of 100! What's your favorite Mercedes-Benz SUV? Let me know in a comment below!

 

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