Mercedes-Benz is known for producing some of the most luxurious and powerful vehicles in the world. They have continued that tradition with the GLE450 SUV. The new Mercedes-Benz GLE450 is a full-size luxury crossover SUV with a sleek design and a lot of power. It has a spacious interior and a well-equipped interior. It has a long list of features and a long list of standard equipment.
Difference between Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 and GLE 450
Mercedes-Benz GLE450 is the newest model of the GLE350, with an updated engine and some other upgrades. It comes with a higher price tag.
The base model Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 rides on traditional double wishbones for the front suspension and a multilink rear suspension kit. The buyer can step up to the Airmatics’ suspension system, which makes riding the motorcycle smoother and less bumpy.
The GLE 450 offers 4MATIC all-wheel drive and AIRMATIC gas-pressurized air shocks for compliance and handling. The best of the bunch is the new E-Active Body Control. This adjustable air suspension system offers on-the-fly adjustments of the suspension’s springs and dampers. This SUV has the ability to bounce a vehicle if you happen to get stuck in sand.
This new, highly-responsive e-roadster is the first vehicle to sport a completely new chassis and suspension system, one that is not only highly effective but is also a lot of fun to drive!
This review of the new Mercedes-Benz GLE450 SUV examines its exterior, interior comfort, performance, price, and fuel economy.
Price of Mercedes-Benz GLE450
The price of the new Mercedes-Benz GLE450 starts at $63,950. The GLE450 is a big SUV that offers a lot of space and comfort. It is comparable to other Best SUVs such as the BMW X5 and the Range Rover.
Exterior Design of Mercedes-Benz GLE450
The GLE450 is a big SUV that looks like a truck. It’s designed to be a rugged vehicle. It has a long hood, short front overhang, and a large rear overhang. The overall length of the vehicle is about 12 feet. It’s a tall SUV that’s easy to see from the road.
- Overall length194.3 in
- Overall height70.7 in
- Overall width (w/mirrors)84.9 in
- Overall width (w/o mirrors)76.7 in
- Track width (front)65.6 in
- Track width (rear)66.4 in
- Wheelbase117.9 in
- Coefficient of drag0.29
- Curb weight5,013 lbs
Interior Comfort of Mercedes-Benz GLE450
The interior of the GLE450 is comfortable. It has a lot of space. The seats are comfortable and offer good support. The dashboard is clean and attractive. It has a lot of controls for the climate control, audio system, navigation system, etc.
- Passenger capacity5 (7 optional)
- Headroom (front)40.5 in
- Legroom (front)40.3 in
- Shoulder room (front)59.3 in
- Headroom (rear)36.9 in
- Legroom (rear)40.9 in
- Shoulder room (rear)58.3 in
- Cargo capacity33.3-74.9 cu ft
Engine and Performance
The GLE450 gets a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder turbo engine that delivers 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. This motor has an electric motor which will provide an additional 21 hp boost. This is the new model of the SUV that comes with the four-wheel drive. A 9-speed automatic transmission is the standard transmission on this model. The SUV has a 0-to-60 time of 5.5 seconds.
- Engine3.0L inline-6 turbo with mild hybrid drive
- Power362 hp @ 5,500-6,100 rpm
- Torque369 lb-ft @ 1,600-4,500 rpm
- Compression ratio10.5:1
- ConstructionDiecast alloy block and head
- Fuel requirement: Premium unleaded gasoline
The EPA rates the GLE450 at 20 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, which is pretty good for an SUV. The SUV has a combined fuel economy rating of 17/23 mpg. Next paragraph: This SUV is rated at 2.8 seconds to 60 mph and has a top speed of 155 mph. The SUV has a 0-to-60 time of 3.7 seconds.
- City fuel economy20 mpg
- Highway fuel economy26 mpg
- Emission certificationBin50/ULEV50
Multimedia Features of Mercedes-Benz GLE450
The luxury SUV offers the following Multimedia features:
The GLE450 comes with a 12.3-inch touchscreen multimedia display. It also has a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display.
The GLE450 comes with a MB Navigation. This feature allows you to make and receive calls, send and receive text messages, and stream music and videos through your smartphone or tablet.
The SUV comes with FrontBass system, HD Radio receiver, SiriusXM 6-month Platinum Plan trial subscription, Inductive wireless charging with NFC pairing, Bluetooth audio streaming, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto.
Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX)
Voice Control with Natural Language Understanding
“Hey, Mercedes” keyword activation
Steering-wheel Touch Control Buttons
Five USB-C ports
USB-C adapter cable
No-charge navigation map updates for 1 year
Hands-free Bluetooth interface
Safety Features of Mercedes-Benz GLE450
Mercedes-Benz GLE450 has a number of safety features on their vehicles, including airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, and an emergency brake assist system. One such feature is the front and rear parking sensors that automatically activate when the vehicle is in reverse. The system also alerts the driver if the vehicle is about to hit something. Another feature is the lane change warning, which tells the driver to be aware of traffic in their blind spot.
Here is a list of all the Safety features from their official Site:
- Active Brake Assist
- Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call service
- ATTENTION ASSIST
- LED Daytime Running Lamps and taillamps
- LED headlamps
- Adaptive Highbeam Assist
- Crosswind Assist
- Blind Spot Assist
- PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist
- Rearview camera
- PRE-SAFE Sound
- Seat belt technology
- 7 air bags
- Adaptive braking technology
- Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR)
- Antilock Braking System (ABS)
- Brake Assist (BAS)
- Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
- High-strength unibody
- Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System
- SmartKey with KEYLESS-START
- Antitheft alarm system with remote panic feature
- Parking Damage Detector
- Rain-sensing windshield wipers
- Rear-window wiper with auto-on in Reverse
- Auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors
Competitors of Mercedes-Benz GLE450:
1. 2019 Porsche Cayenne
2019 Porsche Cayenne is a mid-size SUV that is priced from $84,900. The new Cayenne is the third generation of this model and it is one of the most important models in the company’s lineup. This is the first time when the Cayenne has been offered with all-wheel drive and it is also the first time that the Cayenne has been offered with all-wheel drive in the United States. The Cayenne is available with a 3.0L V6 engine and a 4.4L V8 engine.
The Cayenne is the most expensive model in the Porsche lineup. It is the most luxurious model in the lineup. It is the most powerful model in the lineup.
2. 2019 BMW X5
The new 2019 BMW X5 is a luxury SUV that is available in the market. It has been introduced by BMW with the launch of the new generation of the vehicle. The new BMW X5 is available in two different variants, one of them is the standard version while the other one is the long wheelbase version. The new BMW X5 is also available in both diesel and petrol engine options.
The BMW X5 will is priced from $50,000 to $70,000.
3. 2018 Audi Q7
2018 Audi Q7 is a luxury SUV that is designed to compete with the likes of BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. It has a 5.0-liter V8 engine that can produce 420 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. The 2018 Audi Q7 comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
2018 Audi Q7 was released in the United States in the first quarter of 2018. The base model starts at $53,995, while the top-of-the-line model goes for $66,995. The 2018 Audi Q7 is available in three trims: Premium, Prestige, and Prestige Plus.
I’m not going to lie, I was skeptical at first. I had heard all the hype about the GLE 450 SUV, and I was worried it was just another overpriced, overhyped vehicle. But, after driving it, I am now completely converted. I don’t know if it’s the new powertrain, the incredible design, the amazing interior, or simply the fact that it’s the most fun SUV I have ever driven, but I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE450.