Used Mercedes GLE Coupe 2015-2019 review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

Used Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe 15-present
  • Used Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe 15-present
  • Used Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe 15-present
  • Used Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe 15-present
  • Used Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe 15-present
  • Used Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe 15-present
  • Used Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe 15-present
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
  • Used Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe 15-present
  • Used Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe 15-present
  • Used Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe 15-present
  • Used Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe 15-present
  • Used Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe 15-present
  • Used Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe 15-present
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Mercedes GLE Coupe 4x4?

As unlikely as it sounds, have a look underneath the GLE Coupé for any signs of off-road damage. This is an SUV with four-wheel drive, after all.

Much more pressing will be signs of parking damage to bumpers or bodywork, since rear visibility is poor – although parking sensors and a rear reversing camera are standard. The tyres do have sizeable sidewalls on them, but check for curb damage all the same. And while you’re there, look at the condition of the tyres. The GLE Coupé can be quite hard on its tyres due to its weight, so make sure the tyres have plenty of tread left.

Reliability rating 92.8% 

Only 18% of GLEs went wrong, with engine electrics and the steering the only areas affected. Two-thirds of those cars could still be driven, but all took between a day and a week to fix. While two-thirds were repaired under warranty, some owners had to pay £1000 to £1500.

But Mercedes as a brand only managed 23rd place out of 31 manufacturers – this isn't a brilliant result.

If you would like to see the full reliability list, head to the What Car? reliability survey pages for more information.

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