2022 Mercedes Benz GLE Class Review

The 2022 2022 Mercedes Benz GLE is the German automaker’s most current version of the mid-sized luxury SUV that kicked off the segment over 25 years ago when it was known as the M-Class.

Like its pioneering premium sport-Ute predecessor, the 2022 Mercedes Benz GLE is a mix of SUV capabilities, luxury automobile comfort and the latest technology.

2022 mercedes benz gle class review

The current GLE is also loaded with performance options, with models such as the 429 horsepower AMG GLE 53 or the 603-hp AMG GLE 64, S. One of the best features of the GLE is the MBUX infotainment system that is simple to use and stunning to look at.

The GLE competes against other mid-sized luxury SUVs, including the Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Genesis GV80, and we believe it is the most desirable. Check out our expert rating to learn why we love the GLE so well.

What’s new

  • Standard high beams with automatic high beams.
  • The color of the exterior available is Cirrus Silver.
  • Available Black and Espresso Brown leather interiors as well as black and white. Nappa leather is a different alternative.
  • Multicenter front seats that have massage function for GLE53

2022 Mercedes Benz GLE Trims and Features

The 2022 Mercedes Benz GLE family begins with the GLE that comes with an impressive set of features that include a 12.3-inch touchscreen for infotainment and the Mercedes-Benz MBUX information system. Navigation is available at the entry-level.

The GLE also comes with Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, and Android Auto. The system’s audio system features an HD radio and five USB-C charging ports that make sure that everyone’s devices are charged whenever they need to.

2022 mercedes benz gle class review

You can select an additional row or keep the standard two ports. Additional two USB ports will be accessible. Upgrade into the GLC 350 4Matic model means you’ll be getting the brand new suspension system, as well as all-wheel drive as standard.

The GLE 450 4Matic comes with the latest suspension and an all-wheel-drive system. A V6 engine is also a part of the vehicle. The top trim GLE 580 4Matic, comes with a turbocharged machine and an electric system that is mildly hybrid. A 13-speaker satellite radio speaker sound system and interior lighting options are also available.

How Much Does the 2022 Mercedes Benz GLE Cost?

Its 2022 Mercedes Benz GLE 350 has a starting price of $55,700, which is a bit higher than the average for this class.

The mid-priced GLE 450 and the more expensive GLE 450 and GLE 53 models are priced at $63,500 and $73,550, for example, and the premium GLE 580 costs $80,200. The GLE is priced and positioned at the middle of the Mercedes-Benz lineup, which is between the smaller GLB, GLC SUVs, and the larger GLS.

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Performance and Fuel Economy of 2022 Mercedes Benz GLE

The 2022 Mercedes Benz GLE is available with three engines, and two of them are equipped with mild hybridization. All models come with nine-speed auto transmissions and standard AWD, except the base GLE350 version, with RWD. The top-spec model from last year’s AMG GLE63 S and its 603 horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 is removed from the lineup for a short time. Mercedes has also stopped manufacturing its GLE580 and its V-8 due to supply chain problems. 

2022 GLE350/GLE350 4Matic SUV

  • Drivetrain: RWD/AWD
  • Engine: 2.0-liter turbo-four
  • Horsepower/Torque: 255 hp/273 lb-ft
  • Efficiency (city/highway): 19/26-27 mpg
  • Acceleration (0-60 mph): 7.6 seconds

2022 GLE450 4Matic SUV

  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Engine 3.0-litre inline-six is an unintentionally hybrid system.
  • Horsepower/Torque: 362 hp/369 lb-ft
  • Efficiency (city/highway): 21/25 mpg
  • Acceleration (0-60 mph): 5.6 seconds

2022 AMG GLE53 SUV

  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Engine 3.0-litre inline-six equipped with an easy hybrid system and electric supercharger
  • Horsepower/Torque: 429 hp/384 lb-ft
  • Efficiency (city/highway): 18/22 mpg
  • Acceleration (0-60 mph): 5.2 seconds (manufacturer estimate)

Safety Ratings and Features of 2022 Mercedes Benz GLE

NHTSA has awarded the 2022 Mercedes Benz GLE SUV five-star overall safety rating. It also gave five stars in all rating categories, except for rollover resistance, in which case the tall ute was awarded four stars.

In IIHS tests, the 2021 GLE received the top safety rating of 2021, a Pick with a certificate but only for models with the option of automatic emergency braking that comes with cross-traffic monitors.

The 2021 GLE has generally received Good scores from the IIHS with one exception, the acceptable rating for the LED standard headlights projector on the GLE350 and GLE450 during the crash mitigation and avoidance tests.

Each GLE SUV is equipped with standard safety braking in emergencies, as well as rain-sensing windshields as well as automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring, and semi-autonomous parking. Another driver-assist technology is available through GLE’s Driver Assistance Package, which includes the adaptive cruise control system, lane-centring crossing-traffic-monitoring system and traffic signal recognition.

The Final Call

The 2022 Mercedes Benz GLE is an absolute outstanding model in the premium midsize SUV category because it is a standout all over the board. The GLE is a stylish and spacious cabin, powerful yet supple driving dynamics, accessible technological features, and a refined engine lineup. It can also carry seven people and transport a large quantity of freight. It’s worth a look.

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