The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class enjoys a spot firmly atop the modern luxury SUV heap. It climbs that formidable mound with relative ease thanks to its well-rounded driving dynamics, muscular engine performance and spacious, high-end interior. Its position is cemented with a no-less-than-perfect predicted reliability rating from the kind folks over at J.D. Power.
Inside, venturesome souls will find a roomy interior, fitted with comfortable, spacious seats throughout and first-rate cabin materials up front. The infotainment system manages to be excitingly futuristic yet reassuringly user-friendly. The rear offers up a healthy volume of cargo room.
On top of this, the performance delivered from the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE is highly capable, with a smooth ride and tight handling. The vehicle keeps comfortable and quiet on rough pavement, but still delivers a surefooted, agile response when needed. The class offers five different engine options, of which the 450 (which, you may have noticed, we’re looking at on this page) is fitted with the second choice up the ladder.
If you’re already sold, smack the button to the left to see our current 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE selection here at MB of Gilbert. If you’d like to learn about the performance that the 2021 GLE 450 delivers, read on!
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class offers five different engine options. The 2021 GLE 450 is outfitted with a 362-horsepower inline-six specimen. The engine feels like a great fit for the model, with exceptionally smooth performance and never a shortage of power to be had. As a result, the 2021 GLE 450 excels on the road, even when taking on challenging tasks such as hauling a trailer or passing other vehicles on the highway.
The engine in the 2021 GLE 450 gets additional assistance from a 48-volt mild hybrid system known as EQ Boost. This set-up provides the SUV with an extra punch of power when accelerating. In addition, it can turn the engine on or off to save fuel in stop-and-go driving and recoup battery power when braking or coasting. The whole powerplant setup works together seamlessly behind the scenes.
Customers who would like additional beef under their 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE hood can opt for higher trims such as the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 53, 580 and 63 S. Those looking for a less expensive option can have a gander at the 2021 GLE 350.