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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450

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Sport Utility
17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450

What We Like

Bold styling; impressive performance; lots of available equipment; more room in back than you might expect

What We Don't

Still not that much room in back; aging interior largely borrowed from GLE and M-Class; high base price; not much cargo space


Expert Rating

4.4/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.2/ 5


What's New in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450?

The GLE Coupe is a totally new SUV for 2016, though it shares many mechanical components with the regular GLE, which in turn carries over a great number of characteristics of the brand's popular M-Class SUV. See the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class models for sale near you

Which GLE 450 is the Best?

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe will have a limited appeal, as it's primarily aimed at shoppers who want SUV ride height and sports-car performance for serious luxury-car money. If that's what you want, we recommend a well-equipped GLE450, which offers excellent performance without going overboard like the crazy-fast AMG GLE63 S. Find a Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class for sale


How Much Does a 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 Cost?

The base-level GLE450 ($66,100) comes standard with an impressive list of equipment. There are 21-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming mirrors, adaptive LED headlights, heated power front seats, automatic wipers, an adaptive air suspension, an 8-in central display screen, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Mercedes' MB-Tex premium vinyl upholstery, a navigation system, a backup camera, a power tilt-telescopic steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power lift gate and a USB port for music.

Upgrade to the Premium package, and you'll get a panoramic sunroof, a 13-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a blind spot monitoring system, lane-departure warning with lane-keep assist and keyless access with a push-button starter. Drivers can also opt for the Parking Assist package, which includes front and rear parking sensors, an automated parallel parking system and a surround-view camera system.

Meanwhile, the high-performance AMG GLE63 S ($110,200) comes standard with both the Premium and Parking Assist packages and adds 22-in wheels, full leather upholstery, ventilated front seats and a series of performance-oriented upgrades such as improved brakes, a sport exhaust, sport-tuned steering and sport seats.

The Convenience package is optional on both models and adds soft-closing doors, an interior air purifier, heated and cooled cupholders and a Rear Climate package with tri-zone automatic climate control and heated rear seats. Also optional for both is the Driver Assistance package with adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert and forward-collision warning with automatic braking. The GLE450 offers full leather upholstery and ventilated front seats as an option.

GLE 450 Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
GLE-Class 4MATIC 4dr GLE 450 AMG Cpe$65,100 / $60,5436 Cylinder Turbo36217 / 237-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD

Is the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 a Safe Car?

Although the GLE Coupe has not yet been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the M-Class (which includes a totally different body design but many of the same mechanical features) earned a perfect 5-star overall score. We hope the GLE Coupe replicates that performance. It's the same story with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: While the GLE Coupe has not yet been tested, the standard GLE has earned the nonprofit's Top Safety Pick designation.

As for safety features, all GLE models come standard with the basics: anti-lock brakes, side-curtain airbags and traction control with stability control. Options include lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic parallel parking, rear cross-traffic alert, a blind spot monitoring system and a forward-collision warning system with automatic braking.


Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion4 Years/50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/50,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Power Liftgate Release
  • Blind-Spot Assist
  • Driver Assistance Pkg
  • Premium Pkg


2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 vs the competition

2016 BMW X6 -- The boldly styled, performance-oriented BMW X6 is the GLE Coupe's closest competitor. We happen to think the GLE Coupe looks more aggressive than the X6, but if you're looking for a sporty luxury SUV with some style, both of these models should be on your shopping list.

2016 Infiniti QX70 -- Think of the QX70 as a bargain-priced alternative to the GLE Coupe for drivers who don't want to spend $70,000-plus on a new vehicle. It also offers bold styling, lots of technology and available V8 power.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport -- The Range Rover Sport offers driving styles from docile and civilized to loud and sporty, and while it doesn't have the GLE Coupe's look, it comes with an excellent reputation.

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