All You Need to Know

There are SUVs, but none offer the luxury and class that the 2021 Mercedes-GLE does. This mid-size luxury SUV is well-equipped with technology features, high-end styling, and a comfortable interior. This Mercedes’s mid-size SUV might be a bit on the high side, but it offers all the goodies you won’t get from rival brands.

It has an optional third-row perfect for children; what better SUV for a family day out.

The Mercedes GLE class has a family-friendly interior, and many features distinguish it from other brands with cheap plastic and low-budget interiors. With the 2021 Mercedes GLE, you get your money’s worth and even more with its powerful engine and luxury features that make driving enjoyable and smooth.

Not convinced on whether the 2021 Mercedes Benz GLE is the SUV to go for? Fasten your seat belts as this guide takes you on a ride while providing you with every detail you need to know.


The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a masterpiece that offers a spacious, family-friendly cabin and many off-road features. It offers three different powertrains, a turbocharged four-cylinder in the GLE350, a turbocharged inline-six in the GLE450, and a twin-turbo V-8 in the exquisite GLE580. Some of the high-end features available in the GLE-class include an adjustable air suspension, a bouncing mode to help the SUV free itself from deep sand or mud, amongst others. Although some criticized the bouncing mode saying drivers won’t drive into deep sand, however, knowing you have such a significant weapon in your arsenal and can use it without stress when in a jam is a luxury in itself. The 2021 Mercedes Benz GLE-class cabin is spacious, luxurious, and comfortable, while the exterior design reeks of wealth and class that anyone would expect of any car wearing the Mercedes badge.


Power and performance

The 2021 Mercedes Benz GLE class offers three options to select from, and each has its distinct features and performance, which gets better as you upgrade. The GLE350 SUVs are powered by a 255-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. Stepping up to the GLE450 provides you with a 362-hp hybrid powertrain that consists of a turbocharged inline-six and a novel 48-volt electrical system. The 48-volt system combines with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 to make up to 504 horsepower.

The 2021 Mercedes Benz GLE has an impressive performance and a seamless engine that gives you a driving experience like never before.

Interior, infotainment, and Cargo

The 2021 Mercedes Benz GLE boasts fine materials such as leather, showcasing true luxury. In addition, it features front seats, armrests, and a center console lid that can be heated. The 2021 Mercedes Benz GLE has high-end features that can keep you warm on a cold winter morning. The spacious interior houses an optional third row, perfect for kids, and features modern Mercedes technology found in the company’s luxury cars.

The 2021 Mercedes Benz GLE has a spacious cargo space that can house your luggage items comfortably. With the third row of seats stowed, you get additional cargo space for more luggage items. The GLE can comfortably fit in over 26 carry-on suitcases.

Aside from its mind-blowing interior design and vast cargo space, the 2021 Mercedes Benz GLE also has a top-notch infotainment system. It features a dual 12.3-inch infotainment display that is almost the length of the dashboard and offers several ways to interact with the system, including a voice-recognition system. The voice-recognition system lets drivers focus on driving while it turns on the heat or changes the radio station on their command.


Fuel economy

The luxury 2021 Mercedes Benz GLE is fuel-efficient and has an impressive fuel economy rating. The GLE450 earns the highest fuel-economy estimates from the EPA at 21 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, 23 mpg combined, and the four-cylinder GLE350 earns ratings of 19 mpg city,26 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined. However, in real-world testing, the GLE350 has an excellent performance of  25 mpg, and the GLE450 has 23 mpg.

Warranty and maintenance

As far as warranty policies go, the GLE-class does not offer anything out of the ordinary. The 2021 Mercedes Benz GLE provides a limited warranty that covers four years or 50,000 miles,  a powertrain warranty that covers four years or 50,000 miles, and zero complimentary scheduled maintenance


It should come as no surprise that the luxury 2021 Mercedes Benz GLE is a tad on the high side with the high-class technology, impressive engine performance, and stylish interior it features. The 2021 Mercedes Benz GLE offers a fleet of options to select from according to your sass, style, and budget.

The entry-level GLE350 starts at a whopping $55,800, and the price increases as you go up the upgrade ladder. The GLE450 goes for $63,550, and the big dog, the GLE580, goes for $79,950.

Is the 2021 Mercedes Benz GLE reliable?

The 2021 Mercedes Benz GLE is a reliable luxury SUV in every aspect. It has a seamless engine performance, a stylish interior with warm lighting, and gives you comfort that’s more than your money’s worth. If you’re looking for reliability in fuel economy, the GLE350 is the perfect fit for you as it has the highest fuel economy rating in real-world testing. Not to forget its bouncing mode feature that frees the luxury SUV from deep sand if it gets stuck.


Although the 2021 Mercedes Benz GLE hasn’t been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated it a Top Safety Pick+, which means it has superior safety features as a result of its outstanding performance during testing. It also provides a suite of driver-assistance features that make the 2021 Mercedes Benz GLE a good pick for families.

What people are saying

The general public opinion on the 2021 Mercedes Benz GLE seems to be swinging both ways. While some had negative things to say about the GLE-class, many commended its impressive and smooth driving performance, also noting that you can never go wrong with any car sporting the Mercedes logo. The entry-level GLE350 got many heads turning as many had a lot of positive things to say about how it is fuel-efficient with its impressive fuel economy.


In the world of mid-size luxury SUVs, the Mercedes Benz GLE is mainly compared to the BMW X5. It has other noteworthy competitors such as the Porsche Cayenne, Volvo XC90, Genesis GV80, Audi RSQ8, to mention a few.

This short ride has provided you with all the details you need to know about the 2021 Mercedes Benz GLE, now is a perfect time to unfasten your seat belt, walk into that dealership close to you and get you a 2021 Mercedes Benz GLE.


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