Mercedes-Benz GLE: Powerful engines, good refinement and decent air-sprung ride

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Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

Many wonder how the Mercedes-Benz GLE has managed to stay popular with consumers through the years. There are more than a few reasons for this, so keep reading to better understand them.

Any vehicle that wants to remain at the top of its game needs some seriously impressive features, and the Mercedes-Benz GLE has more than its fair share. Whether you want a mild or wild ride, you’ll find it in this range. The GLE also has an extensive collection of available comfort, convenience and safety features either as standard or offered as options. Having focused on ride quality, Mercedes have managed to produce a vehicle that is comfortable, spacious interior and luxurious, making it one of the most popular crossover SUVs on the market.

All Great Things Come In…Fives?

Available in five different models, this Mercedes-Benz GLE is designed for five passengers and what sets each model apart is, fundamentally, power. Although the basic GLE 350 boasts a nice set of features, including 302-horsepower and nice, stable 19-inch wheels, the GLE 400 gives you even more power with its heftier engine. If you’re looking for a more environmentally friendly option, the GLE 550e combines an electric motor with a 3.0-litre V6 to create a total output of 436 horses. Those who prefer a more powerful performance will find the AMG GLE 63 hard to beat, with its turbocharged V8 engine and sporty suspension. At the top of the range is the AMG GLE 63 S which enjoys a powerful engine capable of exceeding 575 horsepower.

Choose Your Upgrades Very Easily

Options include Premium 1 package that gives the driver a wide range of practical features, from keyless ignition and entry to blind-spot monitoring; a state-of-the-art navigation system to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. If you feel that’s not enough, take a look at the Premium 2 and Premium 3 options packages which have even longer lists of features and extras, and have taken every possible aspect of driver comfort and convenience into consideration.

Interior Comfort Worthy of an Oscar

With so many possible seat adjustments available, it might take you some time to get them all sorted and stored away in the vehicle’s memory banks. Fortunately, you only need to do them once and then you can hit the open road and enjoy this impressive vehicle. Heck, go ahead and take a road trip with your family or friends – there's plenty of room in back.

Playfully Reliable Nature

Within the cargo area are some loops for securing items and there are optional extras for those who need more room and versatility. If you’re looking for a vehicle that can take the family, and all their toys, for a long weekend in the country, the GLE, with its optional Class III hitch and adjustable suspension it just the ticket. The cargo area capacious, tall and wide with a high load floor. If you need more storage space, you can fold up the rear seats and fold down the, although the headrest must be lowered to get a snug fit. Transforming the inside of the vehicle is straightforward and all the latches and anchors have been positioned for easy access, meaning you can change the seating arrangement on little more than a whim. Overall, the Mercedes-Benz GLE is more than a worthy investment.