2017 GLE SUV

It comes from a spirit of idealism that can make real life a better, safer, brighter place.

To become not just an SUV but a Mercedes-Benz SUV, the GLE has to do more than fit cargo. It has to be physically fit - with its muscle toned, and its agility honed. And it must be quick on its feet - adapting instantly to changing surfaces, changing seasons, and changing times.
User-friendly innovations to keep you connected, engaged and refreshed. Intuitive controls to keep your world within reach.
Groundbreaking safety systems that look ahead, and all around. Active and semi-autonomous systems to assist you.
Gasoline or plug-in hybrid power. Refined manners with quick reflexes. Multiple drive modes, from Comfort to Sport to Slippery.
A spacious cabin in a wind-carved body. A choice of styles to suit your own. And a confident stance to match its moves.
Flexible accommodations, finely tailored and richly finished. Thoughtful innovations to invigorate and soothe your senses.


Twenty years ago, customers asked the leader in automotive innovation, luxury and safety for something entirely new: an SUV. Mercedes-Benz didn't just answer the call. They created a line of SUVs that continue to respond - in the moments that matter, and to generations of change.

Around town or cross-country, every drive deserves a good soundtrack. The GLE can stream audio from your Bluetooth® device, or via apps1 like iHeartRadio.® You can tune in local HD Radio,® or nationwide SiriusXM Radio* with a 6-month trial.7 And there are two surround sound systems* to choose from: An 830-watt harman/kardon LOGIC7® system with 13 speakers and a subwoofer. Or a Bang & Olufsen® BeoSound™ system with 1,200 total watts. Its 14 active speakers include door-mounted illuminated Acoustic Lens tweeters. And rear passengers can enjoy movies, gaming or both at once with a dual-screen, multi-input Rear Seat Entertainment system.
The GLE is an SUV that enjoys the open road, but it can also make a crowded commute feel more refreshing. Thoughtful engineering is at the heart of Mercedes-Benz luxury, where innovations you never imagined quickly become must-haves. Heated and cooled front cupholders* can keep your cold or hot beverage at a more enjoyable temperature, with red or blue LED illumination to let you know they're on. A cabin-air purification system* teams activated charcoal filtration with an ionizer that uses an electrical charge to remove impurities and odors. And soft-close doors* can gently draw themselves snug, so even your entry and exit can be refreshingly quiet.
Every surface of the GLE cabin reflects a deep tradition of Mercedes-Benz craftsmanship. The upholstery is precisely stitched and hand-fitted, from the legendary comfort and easy care of MB-Tex, to extra-supple designo Nappa leather with diamond-stitched inserts. Premium materials reward your gaze and touch, from silver chrome details to a steering wheel hand-stitched in Nappa leather. No fewer than five trim options include sleek aluminum, hand-finished woods such as Natural Grain Brown Ash or high-gloss Anthracite Poplar, plus deep Black Piano Lacquer. The steering wheel is also available with matching wood accents, or with a heated rim.
From the timeless luxury of a GLE, there's also a view of the future and of today's state of the art. The high-mounted 8" screen displays a live color view from the rearview camera when you shift to Reverse.8 On-screen guidelines move as you steer, to help you negotiate tight spaces and avoid curbs. A special mode helps you line up the GLE to attach a trailer. The Surround View System* composes four cameras into a birdseye view of your vehicle and its surroundings. And with Parking Pilot,* ultrasonic sensors and audiovisual displays help you avoid nearby obstacles. It can also size up available parking spaces, and even assist in parking your GLE for you.