New Mercedes GLE GLE 53 4Matic+ Night Ed Premium+ 5dr TCT [7 Seats] Review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Version review

The image may be different to the version you have selected
Mercedes GLE front right driving
  • Mercedes GLE front right driving
  • Mercedes GLE rear cornering
  • Mercedes GLE dashboard
  • Mercedes GLE boot open
  • Mercedes GLE infotainment touchscreen
  • Mercedes GLE right driving
  • Mercedes GLE front driving
  • Mercedes GLE front cornering
  • Mercedes GLE front right driving
  • Mercedes GLE rear right driving
  • Mercedes GLE front right static
  • Mercedes GLE rear left static
  • Mercedes GLE rear static boot open
  • Mercedes GLE grille detail
  • Mercedes GLE alloy wheel
  • Mercedes GLE kickplate detail
  • Mercedes GLE roof detail
  • Mercedes GLE rear lights
  • Mercedes GLE front seats
  • Mercedes GLE back seats
  • Mercedes GLE third-row seats
  • Mercedes GLE interior detail
  • Mercedes GLE interior detail
  • Mercedes GLE rear armrest
  • Mercedes GLE front right driving
  • Mercedes GLE rear cornering
  • Mercedes GLE dashboard
  • Mercedes GLE boot open
  • Mercedes GLE infotainment touchscreen
  • Mercedes GLE right driving
  • Mercedes GLE front driving
  • Mercedes GLE front cornering
  • Mercedes GLE front right driving
  • Mercedes GLE rear right driving
  • Mercedes GLE front right static
  • Mercedes GLE rear left static
  • Mercedes GLE rear static boot open
  • Mercedes GLE grille detail
  • Mercedes GLE alloy wheel
  • Mercedes GLE kickplate detail
  • Mercedes GLE roof detail
  • Mercedes GLE rear lights
  • Mercedes GLE front seats
  • Mercedes GLE back seats
  • Mercedes GLE third-row seats
  • Mercedes GLE interior detail
  • Mercedes GLE interior detail
  • Mercedes GLE rear armrest
RRP£101,200
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

With a smart interior, a wide range of engines and comfortable cruising manners, there’s plenty to like about the Mercedes GLE. The main issue is that there are rivals that are even more practical, comfortable or better to drive. The 300d makes the most sense, while company car drivers will do well with one of the PHEVs. You’ll need AMG Line Premium trim to get seven seats, otherwise we recommend Urban Edition.

This builds on Premium trim by adding larger 22in alloys wheels and black exterior highlights. Inside you get ventilated front seats.

This mid-level performance version brings a bit more pace without compromising too much on everyday usability and cost. It uses a 3.0 six-cylinder motor to produce more power than the regular 450 petrol, with 429bhp and 413Nm of torque, reducing the 0-62mph time to 5.0sec.


Buying with What Car?

Get the best deal

At What Car?, we believe that no one should overpay for their new car, which is why we created our free New Car Buying service. This links you with trusted local dealers who base their offers on prices haggled by our mystery shoppers.


Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

26.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

630

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

243

g/km