Mercedes GLE review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

Mercedes GLE 2021 rear seats
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 front tracking
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 rear tracking
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 RHD instrument panel
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 rear seats
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 infotainment
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 front tracking
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 front right panning
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 RHD front seats
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 RHD folding third row
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 RHD control closeup
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 boot open
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 front tracking
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 rear tracking
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 RHD instrument panel
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 rear seats
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 infotainment
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 front tracking
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 front right panning
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 RHD front seats
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 RHD folding third row
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 RHD control closeup
  • Mercedes GLE 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

No one will feel cramped in the front of a Mercedes GLE – it’s a fairly wide car so there’s no chance you’ll be clashing elbows with the person sitting next to you.

Even if you add the optional panoramic glass roof (part of the AMG Line Premium Plus package) there's plenty of head room. In addition, there are lots of useful cubbyholes dotted about the place, along with good-sized door pockets.

Another handy feature on all seven-seat models is electric adjustment for the middle row. The seats can be moved forwards and backwards, and the backrest angle can also be adjusted – a nice luxury for back-seat passengers.

The front passenger seat is electrically adjustable across the range, and the optional AMG Line Premium trim package adds a seat position memory feature.

Boot space

In five-seat versions of the Mercedes GLE (or with the rear-most seats folded away in seven-seat versions), boot space is reasonable rather than exceptional. In our tests, it could swallow eight carry-on suitcases below the parcel shelf. That’s more than in the BMW X5, but the Land Rover Discovery managed nine cases and the Audi Q7 took 10.

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