2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Mercedes-Benz GLE Model Overview at Mercedes-Benz of Akron

Mercedes-Benz GLE

Key Features

  • Starting at $62,650 MSRP*
  • Standard 2.0L Inline-4 Turbo with mild hybrid (255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque) or available 3.0L Inline-6 Turbo with mild hybrid (375 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque) or 4.0L V8 Turbo with mild hybrid (510 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque), or plug-in hybrid drivetrain with 38 miles of all-electric range (381 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque)
  • 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission on all GLE models
  • Standard 4MATIC® fully-variable All-Wheel Drive
  • MBUX Interior Assistant with hand and arm movement recognition
  • 100-percent LED lighting, inside and out
  • Standard 2nd-generation MBUX with Voice Control, dual-12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and 12.3-inch touchscreen multimedia displays
  • Revolutionary E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL system — the world’s most intelligent SUV suspension developed by Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV

About the Mercedes-Benz GLE

After essentially inventing the “Luxury SUV” class 20 years ago, the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV remains the benchmark for today’s luxury SUVs. Up front, signature LED Daytime Running Lamps slope elegantly into the chiseled profile of the GLE with glowing arcs. Large wheel options for the GLE range from 19 to 22 inches in size and confidently accent its commanding wheel arches. Powertrain options include a standard 255-horsepower 2.0L Inline-4 Turbo with a mild hybrid system, an available 375-horsepower 3.0L Inline-6 Turbo with a mild hybrid system, an available 381-horsepower plug-in hybrid drivetrain, or an available 510-horsepower 4.0L twin-turbo V8 with a mild hybrid system. The E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL system, the world’s most intelligent SUV suspension pioneered by Mercedes-Benz, helps redefine on-road comfort and handling. Inside the cabin, all occupants will enjoy a premium interior that includes advanced tech and driver-assistive features. Industry-leading safety systems help drivers stay ahead of danger and protected from the unknown inside the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV.

What the Critics Say


The 2024 GLE line has plenty of engine options that range from ‘I don't care what's under the hood’ to ‘I want everything you've got.’ In fact, with the new GLE 450e plug-in hybrid, the 2024 GLE line now has a startling six powertrain options!” — Motor Trend


Sometimes it’s easy to take things for granted when they’re exactly right. With the GLE luxury midsize SUV, Mercedes-Benz has managed to reconcile opposing forces. It’s responsive yet stable, taut yet comfortable, poised as well as planted. That’s a difficult thing to pull off, yet it all seems so effortless in the GLE.” — Kelley Blue Book


What’s New For 2024

The changes for 2024 have been extensive. Starting with the drivetrains, the base 4-cylinder got a mild hybrid system and a higher torque output, although horsepower is unchanged. For the I6, there is more horsepower, but torque is unchanged. The V8 gets more horsepower and more torque. None of these increases are enough to change the driving characteristics of the GLE, but it’s a noticeable bump, and that’s always good. There is one big drivetrain change though, and that’s the addition of a plug-in hybrid option, the GLE 450e 4MATIC®. As the name implies, the horsepower output is very similar to the GLE 450 4MATIC®, but the electric motor means that there is a lot more torque, 479 lb-ft compared to 369 lb-ft on the standard 450. The changes inside haven’t been huge, but there is a new steering wheel with touch controls which is a noticeable change. There is a new generation of the MBUX infotainment, and that comes with wireless capability for the standard Android Auto/Apple CarPlay. The interior options list now includes two-tone upholstery and chrome trim for the air vents.


Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV Features

Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV

Sophisticated Styling & Performance

Hit the streets with confidence with the muscular yet stylish look of the Mercedes-Benz GLE. A standard 2.0L Inline-4 Turbo with a mild hybrid system produces 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Choose the GLE 450 4MATIC® and you’ll enjoy a potent 3.0L Inline-6 Turbo with a mild hybrid system that provides 375 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. There is also a plug-in hybrid version of the GLE, the GLE 450e 4MATIC®. This has 381 horsepower and 497 lb-ft of torque. It can also drive for an estimated 38 miles on all-electric power. If you’re looking for even more power, the GLE 580 4MATIC® packs a twin-turbo V8 with a mild hybrid system and produces 510 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque.

Enhanced agility, ride control, and new functions such as free-driving mode are each benefits of the available E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL suspension. Developed in-house by Mercedes-Benz, E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL includes a 48V operating voltage and is optionally available for engine variants with the 48V system. Individual wheel actuation is another new function for off-road driving, allowing your GLE to tread where other luxury SUVs fear to.

Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV Interior

Luxuriously Versatile Interior

Giving you space to accommodate all of life’s necessities, the cabin on the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV has plenty of room to help create new possibilities. Second-row seating is available with six fully electric adjustments, a first in the SUV segment. The distinctive raised center console helps create an inviting contrast with the free-floating appearance of the dashboard. By using the EASY-ENTRY® function of the fully electrically adjustable second seat row, it’s more convenient than ever to access the back seat. The GLE comes equipped with the latest generation of the multimedia system MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Experience. This groundbreaking system includes twin 12.3-inch screens as standard, which are arranged in-line with each other for an impressive widescreen look.

Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV MBUX

Technology & Safety Innovations

Drivers can personalize the look of the interior with Classic, Sport, Progressive, and Understated moods on the Instrument Cluster Display and the multimedia display. The available MBUX Interior Assistant also allows intuitive, natural operation of different comfort and MBUX functions by using movement recognition. Intelligent Voice Control has also been enhanced with Natural Language Understanding, and is activated by the keyword “Hey Mercedes”.

Advanced safety technologies help the GLE remain one of the safest luxury SUVs available in the segment. The latest generation of Mercedes-Benz driver assistance systems provides real-time support to the driver. These include Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC®, Active Brake Assist with Cross-Traffic Function, and Active Stop-and-Go Assist. To identify traffic jams, Active Stop-and-Go Assist evaluates the road category, speed, and distances from vehicles traveling ahead and in adjacent lanes.


Trims & Specs

Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® SUV

GLE 350 4MATIC® SUV

  • Starting at $62,650 MSRP*
  • 2.0L Inline-4 Turbo with mild hybrid system and ECO-START®/STOP system (255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque)
  • MB Navigation with no-charge navigation map updates for 3 years
  • Power heated front seats with driver-seat memory functions
  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX)
  • KEYLESS GO® and Remote Start via Mercedes me Mobile App
Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 4MATIC® SUV

GLE 450 4MATIC® SUV

  • Starting at $69,500 MSRP*
  • 3.0L Inline-6 Turbo with mild hybrid system and ECO-START®/STOP system (375 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque)
  • Active Brake Assist, Active Parking Assist, and ATTENTION ASSIST®
  • Power tilt/sliding sunroof
  • Available Burmester® High-End 3D Surround Sound system
  • Optional Multicontour front seats with massage
Mercedes-Benz GLE 450e 4MATIC® SUV

GLE 450e 4MATIC® SUV

  • Starting at $69,500 MSRP*
  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo with Plug-In Hybrid technology (381 combined horsepower and 479 lb-ft combined torque)
  • 38 miles of all-electric range
  • 64-color LED ambient lighting
  • PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist
  • Multiple USB-C ports
Mercedes-Benz GLE 580 4MATIC® SUV

GLE 580 4MATIC® SUV

  • Starting price TBA
  • 4.0L V8 Turbo with mild hybrid system and ECO-START®/STOP system (510 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque)
  • Sport Exhaust System
  • AIRMATIC® air suspension
  • 20-inch AMG® twin 5-spoke wheels
  • Available head-up display

*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.

**Burmester® is a registered trademark of Burmester Audiosysteme GmbH, Berlin, Germany