Critics Remain Impressed by the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2018 GLE

Reviews from across the industry have heaped praise on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE, drawing attention to such diverse areas as:

  • Comfort
  • Technology
  • Capability
  • Safety

To save you the trouble of trawling the internet, we’ve collected together the key points that top critics have made.


“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.” – Edmunds

Edmunds cites the power tilt/sliding sunroof as “a must-have,” and there’s certainly no shortage of further interior enticements, including:

  • Heated and Ventilation Front Seats with Massage
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Tri-Zone Climate Control
  • Porcelain/Black Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Espresso Brown Nappa Leather Upholstery

Even the cupholders can be heated and cooled, and the interior is richly proportioned as well as equipped. Five adults can sit comfortably, and there’s up to 80.3 cubic feet of cargo space.


“From plug-in hybrid form to street-storming AMG® editions, [the 2018 Mercedes GLE] has performance bandwidth to burn.” – The Car Connection

The Car Connection review is right to highlight multiple engine options, which cover:

  • 3.5L V6 rated at 302 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • Turbocharged 3.0L V6 rated at 385 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque
  • Turbocharged 5.5L V8 rated at 550 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque
  • Upgraded turbocharged 5.5L V8 rated at 577 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque

Such power allows for up to 7,200 pounds of towing, plus acceleration beyond what you’d expect from so commanding a vehicle. For all-weather peace of mind, 4MATIC® all-wheel drive is available.


“The NHTSA hasn’t crash-tested the latest Mercedes GLE, but others have. So far, the results, and its safety features, are outstanding.” – The Car Connection

The IIHS has already honored the new 2017 GLE with a coveted 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award, and we expect similar results for the 2018 edition. The GLE’s safety credentials are burnished by first-class safety features such as:

  • Distance Pilot DISTRONIC® and Steering Pilot
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Speed Limit Assist
  • Parking Pilot
  • Surround View System

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