The Mercedes-Benz GLE is a luxury midsize SUV model produced and sold by Mercedes-Benz, a subsidiary of the Daimler AG multinational automotive corporation. Within the Mercedes-Benz vehicle catalog of SUV models, the GLE is sized and priced above the Mercedes-Benz GLC luxury compact SUV and below the Mercedes-Benz GLS luxury full-size SUV.
The first generation of the GLE was released in 1997 under DaimlerChrysler and was called the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. However, due to pressure from BMW, which produced its own line of M models (for motorsport), M-Class models were sold with ML badging and naming conventions, leading to some confusion among its audience. Much later, during the vehicle’s third generation in 2015, Mercedes-Benz abandoned the M-Class name, adopting the GLE nameplate under a new brand nomenclature structure, making it easier to categorize models.
- 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 (Starting MSRP $54,750)
- 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe (Starting MSRP $76,500)
- Pros: The Mercedes-Benz GLE luxury midsize SUV looks appropriately expensive and features a spacious cabin pack with luxury features.
- Cons: The ride quality of the GLE is a bit stiff, its option third-row is too small, and its best high-tech features are optional and expensive.
- See Also: GLC and GLS
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