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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400

Original MSRP Range
$55,700
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
MPG
17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400

What We Like

Wide powertrain selection; smooth, quiet driving experience; good looks

What We Don't

Interior showing its age; some rivals have a little more flair

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.5/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.2/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400?

The erstwhile GLE 350 entry-level model has morphed into the GLE 400 4Matic. The GLE 550e plug-in hybrid has been discontinued. Wood trims become standard in the AMG GLE 63 and 63 S models.

Which GLE 400 is the Best?

The big news is that a fresh generation for the 2020 model year is imminent. Some buyers like to wait for a new model's bugs to be ironed out, however, and now could be the time to negotiate a sweet deal on an outgoing version. If it was us, we'd put the GLE 43 at the top of our list.

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How Much Does a 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 Cost?

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV comes as differently equipped versions according to the drivetrain.

The GLE 400 4Matic ($56,695) has 19-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, remote start, LED daytime running lights, a rearview camera, rain-sensing wipers, heated front seats, synthetic leather upholstery (much better than it sounds), driver's-seat memory settings, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power tailgate, roof rails, self-dimming rearview and driver's-side mirrors, an 8-in center screen with Mercedes-Benz's proprietary Comand infotainment system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi, 8-speaker audio setup, HD Radio, two USB ports, forward-collision mitigation, side-curtain airbags, Crosswind Assist and a driver drowsiness monitor.

Options are often bundled together. The Premium 1 package offers keyless entry/ignition, navigation, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, upgraded Harman Kardon audio, 115-volt power outlet, blind spot monitoring and lane-keeping assistance.

Premium 2 builds on Premium 1 with LED lighting inside and out, active high beams, heated/cooled cupholders, a rear center armrest pass-through hatch and sunshades for the rear side windows.

Premium 3 includes all the advanced safety equipment, such as adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, a 360-degree camera system, cross-traffic assist and a self-parking feature.

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 ($69,145) has an adaptive air suspension, 20-in alloy wheels, sport exhaust and a power sunroof.

The high-performance Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 ($104,045 for the regular model; $111,195 for the S) adds front and rear parking sensors, adaptive LED headlights, automatic high beams, a 360-degree camera system, automated parallel parking, enhanced leather upholstery, plus shift paddles and pedals made from aluminum.

Many features are available in lower models that come standard at higher trim levels. Other options include a panoramic sunroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, rear-seat entertainment system, Bang & Olufsen Beosound audio system and massaging front seats.

Cargo space is 38.2 cu ft. behind the rear seats and 80.3 cu ft. when they're folded down.

GLE 400 Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
GLE-Class GLE 400 4MATIC SUV$55,700 / $52,3586 Cylinder Turbo32917 / 239-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Safety

Is the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 a Safe Car?

The GLE comes standard with anti-lock brakes, a forward-collision warning system, side-curtain airbags, a driver's-knee airbag, traction and stability control, Crosswind Assist and driver drowsiness monitoring. Options include a 360-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, blind spot monitoring and lane-keeping assistance.

Although the GLE has not been crash tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the virtually identical (for these purposes) M-Class earned a 5-star overall rating.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given the GLE its Top Safety Pick+ rating.

Rollover Rating
5 Year Cost to Own

$65,068 ($0.87 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own
Warranty

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 Body 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
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Premium Pkg 1
  • AMG Line Interior Pkg
  • Premium Pkg 2
  • Premium Pkg 3
  • Parking Assistance Pkg
  • AMG Line Exterior Pkg
  • AMG Line Exterior Pkg

Competition

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 vs the competition

2019 Acura MDX -- Although the Acura badge won't measure up to the 3-pointed star in some people's minds, the MDX is a highly capable luxury SUV with reasonable pricing and a reputation for durability.

2019 Audi Q7 -- Impressively luxurious in virtually every respect. One of the best in this class.

2019 BMW X5 -- The GLE's closest rival, with sharper handling and a bolder design, but not the GLE's comfortable, relaxed driving experience. An all-new generation debuts for this model year.

2019 Lexus RX -- Offers much more distinctive styling than the GLE and driving dynamics that might be considered sporty compared with older generations. It also has a long list of technology features and a reputation for excellent long-term reliability.

2019 Volvo XC90 -- Handsome and plush, the XC90 doesn't have any sporty variants, but there is a plug-in hybrid.

Used Mercedes-Benz GL-Class -- For extra space and seating, consider the full-size GL-Class luxury SUV. Prices are more affordable as a used or certified pre-owned (CPO) model.

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