The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class comes with a luxury cabin and a powerful powertrain in a solid package. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is the latest in a long line of luxury off-road vehicles from Mercedes-Benz that began in the late 1990s with the introduction of the M-Class. This 2020 GLE-Class GLE is also a huge improvement over the version it replaces. That doesn’t mean it’s perfect. In its quest to outperform key rivals such as the BMW X5, Lincoln Aviator, and Volvo XC90, Mercedes has overlooked several important details, namely interior ergonomics and driving comfort. While the sloping roof coupe model will certainly join the line, the GLE class is currently only offered with a square SUV body.
After driving two of the three available drives, It suggests sticking to the initial turbocharged four-cylinder GLE350 model. Despite the fact that it is the option with the smallest drive, it runs the GLE class, along with enough authority to satisfy most drivers, and it gets better fuel economy. Since it saves our hard-earned dollars by going with the base model, would allow ourselves to opt for the Premium package, energy package Plus and ventilation, cabin air purification system, cabin odor diffuser, and Warmth and Comfort package.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Interior
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 202 model’s interior is built with fine materials like real leather, wood, and metal give a feeling of true luxury, but they add quite a bit of trifle to the bottom. Not only can the front seats be heated, but so are the armrests and the cover on the center console, which quickly pull out the cold of a cold winter morning. The spacious interior can now be equipped with an optional third-row seat and features modern Mercedes technology found in the company’s latest luxury sedans. With the optional third row of seats, It fit 11 hand luggage cases into the cargo area. When all the seats are folded into their flat positions, the GLE class offers space for as many as 26 brackets. The GLE-Class X5 rival in both metrics matched Mercedes, but other competitors like the Audi Q8 which has more coupes held up far less.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Engine
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 is powered by a 255-hp four-cylinder engine with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and a nine-speed automatic transmission. The upgrade to the GLE450 brings standard all-wheel drive and a 362 hp hybrid powertrain consisting of a turbocharger, a line six, and a new 48-volt electrical system. The 2020 GLE350 took 6.6 seconds to reach 60 mph on our test track, and the six-cylinder GLE450 managed 5.3 seconds. While the sultry 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 brings even more heat, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE580 represents the most powerful and most expensive non-AMG model.
The 48-volt system is combined with the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 to achieve up to 504 horsepower. Each GLE class can be equipped with a state-of-the-art air suspension system that can be tucked into corners and even pushed out of the driver gets stuck in sand or mud. Standard settings are traditional steel springs and anti-roll bars. Not surprisingly, the four-cylinder GLE350 earns the highest estimates of fuel economy from the EPA on the city/highway 20/27/22 mpg / combined for a rear-wheel-drive model. Adding all-wheel drive also reduces the number of highways and cities by 1 mpg.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 scores 19/24/21 mpg city/highway / combined. The GLE580 consumes fuel faster and earned 17/21/19 mpg. On our 200-mile highway economy test track, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 4Matic with all-wheel drive returned 25 miles/km, and the GLE450 4Matic delivered 23 mpg. The GLE450 goes head-to-head with the six-cylinder X5 xDrive40i, but BMW wins our fuel-economy test with its 28 mpg score.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Safety
Safety and driver assistance features include adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving mode, automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, traffic crossing warning, and blind-spot monitoring. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) did not release crash test results for the new GLE class, but the Road Safety Insurance Institute (IIHS) declared it a Top Security Pick + because of its good performance in testing the agency. The standard 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class AMG’s driver assistance package also makes a good choice for families.