2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 4MATIC SUV Review

The luxury SUV that started the segment continues to lead the way. Roomy and refined, it’s also agile and aerodynamic. And from LED headlamps to a bold yet elegant cabin, it wraps first-in-class tech in finely tailored style.

From its iconic Star to its broad rear shoulders, the GLE shows its well-toned muscle on every surface. Standard 20-inch wheels are among seven choices up to 21 inches, several paired with even more athletic Sport and Night Package options.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 4MATIC SUV Review

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 4MATIC SUV is a perfect blend of presence and performance. It comes with a 3-liter twin turbo engine that powers the 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission that works in conjunction with an electric motor for maximum efficiency. It has an auto stop feature for the engine making it easier to turn the SUV and get it warmed up before driving in the winter.

Performance

Countless SUV firsts came to market with the GLE’s previous generations. The 2021 GLE’s advanced performance, efficiency, handling and capability aim to benefit future generations. All while inspiring drivers in the here and now.

 

  • Turbocharged torque, and an electric enhancement
  • 9G-TRONIC: The fast and the flexible
  • Multiple modes for different roads
  • Action from all the wheels

Features

Function in Its Finest Form

Attention to aerodynamic detail helps make the GLE more spacious and more sleek. Subtle spoilers ahead of each tire, around the rear window and built into the taillamps reduce noise and fuel consumption without spoiling the good looks.

Ambience That Glows with The Flow

Beautiful by day, the GLE cabin grows even more captivating when night falls. Standard 64-colour LED ambient lighting lets you create an atmosphere to suit your mood. And the standard Panoramic sunroof lets you enjoy an evening drive under a blanket of stars.

Pinch the Touchscreen. Swipe on The Wheel. Or Handwrite on The Console

A 12.3-inch touchscreen, console touchpad, and steering-wheel Touch Controls give you input choice beyond your voice. MB Navigation’s augmented reality feature shows live video of where to turn. And Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto are standard as well

Technology

Pinch the Touchscreen. Swipe on The Wheel. Or Handwrite on The Console

A 12.3-inch touchscreen, console touchpad, and steering-wheel Touch Controls give you input choice beyond your voice. MB Navigation’s augmented reality feature shows live video of where to turn. And Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto are standard as well.

Keep Your GLE Up to Date. Over the Air

Mercedes me connect makes ownership easy. Access Remote Start or Lock/Unlock, see your vehicle status, or schedule service, all from your phone. MBUX can update itself in your driveway. And in-car WiFi for up to eight devices is available for a low monthly rate.

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Safety

9G-TRONIC: The Fast and The Flexible

With nine speeds, the advanced 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission offers a versatile range of ratios, for quick response and efficient, quiet cruising. Fingertip shift paddles and the modes of DYNAMIC SELECT let you take charge anytime.

Multiple Modes for Different Roads

DYNAMIC SELECT lets you alter the performance character of your GLE just by tapping a console switch. Driving modes from ECO to Sport to custom Individual vary the throttle feel, shifting, chassis and more to suit the conditions.

 

Action from All the Wheels

Agile, efficient 4MATIC adds all-wheel driving confidence from slippery roads to dry corners. To help turn grip into go, the GLE 350 4MATIC splits the engine’s torque 50:50 front/rear. The GLE 450 can vary the torque from 0 to 100%.

Trim Highlights

2021 GLE 350 4MATIC SUV

Starting at: $69,900*
Details:

Passenger capacity – 5 (7 optional)

Engine – 3.0L inline-6 turbo with EQ Boost

Power – 362 hp @ 5,500-6,100 rpm

Automatic transmission – 9G-TRONIC 9-speed

Cargo capacity – 630-2,055 L

Acceleration – 5.7 sec 0-100 km/h*

(*May vary depending on model)

2021 GLE 450 4MATIC SUV

Starting at: $77,500*
Details:

Passenger capacity – 5 (7 optional)

Power – 255 hp @ 5,500-6,100 rpm/li>

Automatic transmission – 9G-TRONIC 9-speed

Cargo capacity – 630-2,055 L

Acceleration – 7.1 sec 0-100 km/h*

Why Buy at Mercedes-Benz Overseas Motors?

At Mercedes-Benz Overseas Motors, our primary focus is the classic and stylish Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz Overseas Motors in Windsor features new & used options like Luxury, C Class, GLK Class, ML Class, Blue Tech & Diesel models. Typically, a Mercedes-Benz is not the kind of car someone just runs out and picks up on a whim. That is why making the trip to Mercedes-Benz Overseas Motors in Windsor is such an important step for anyone in the Windsor area who really wants a new or used Mercedes.

Expert sales and service is the name of the game at Mercedes-Benz Overseas Motors, and everyone is treated with the respect they deserve. If you’re in Windsor, call 833.213.8464 to speak to a Mercedes-Benz expert about our car leasing and financing options. We are located at 9225 Tecumseh Rd E Windsor, ON N8R 1A1.