This 2021 Mercedes-Benz SUV Already Beat out the Competition

There are many good SUV options out there. If luxury is your flavor, there’s one 2021 Mercedes-Benz model that’s already won a prestigious award. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE beat out the competition to win Top Rated Luxury SUV from Edmunds.

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S | Mercedes-Benz

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE

According to Mercedes-Benz, this SUV is hitting the market with a host of updates. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE received a brand new “intelligent” chassis with no equal yet found on the market from other brands. The system uses 48-volt technology that improves both efficiency and comfort.

Mercedes-Benz GLE Class GLE 350 de 4Matic luxury crossover SUV car on display at Brussels Expo
The Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 | Sjoerd van der Wal/Getty Images

A “revised dimensional concept” allows for an enlarged panorama roof. Plus, the GLE now gets black wheel arch claddings. Mercedes-Benz USA claims that the “exterior design is more emotional and dynamic.” And it’s catching the attention of auto critics across the country. That includes the professionals over at Edmunds. They named this luxury SUV the Top Rated Luxury SUV among every other 2021 model.

On the inside of the new Mercedes-Benz GLE, you’ll find not one but two widescreen displays. The touchscreen infotainment controls the acclaimed MBUX system. As we expect from a Mercedes-Benz, the interior is luxurious. It caters to passengers with “refined open pore woods” and ridiculous ambient lighting that offers 64 color moods.

Is the new GLE good for off-roading?

As with other Mercedes-Benz SUVs like the iconic G-Wagon, or G 550, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE seamlessly combines luxury with off-road capability. Storage specifically designed with the “utility” in SUV at heart completes the package. The team at Mercedes-Benz has produced a well-rounded and versatile SUV that will serve families well in a variety of situations.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE | Mercedes-Benz

From hauling the family around town to a bit of trail driving on that weekend camping trip, the new Mercedes-Benz GLE has a lot to offer. While other SUVs like the Jeep Wrangler or the new Ford Bronco are far more designated for off-road adventure, they are lacking in terms of luxury. If you want a gorgeous interior with luxury amenities combined with some off-road capability the 2021 GLE is a great way to get the best of bold worlds––without spending $130 grand on a new G-Wagon.

Edmunds Top Rated Luxury SUV

Edmunds holds high esteem for the entire Mercedes-Benz lineup of SUVs. However, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE takes the cake. Alistair Weaver, editor-in-chief says “it’s the mid-size GLE that’s the best all-rounder.” Again, this mid-size luxury SUV is appreciated for its ability to combine both refinement and technology.

A blue Mercedes-Benz GLE on display at an auto show
A Mercedes-Benz GLE | Manfred Schmid/Getty Images

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“If you expect the utmost from your luxury SUV, then look no further.”

Alistair Weaver, editor-in-chief | Edmunds

For the second year in a row, this model gleans the win as the Top Rated Luxury SUV. In addition, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz SUV offers a wide array of trim levels to suit anyone’s fancy. That includes the AMG models and more than one model has V8 power under the hood.

This luxury SUV starts at $54,750, according to Edmunds. However, as you choose more from your trim level it does reach up into the six-figure prices. The range-topping 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S starts at $113,950.