2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Review

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Review

You don’t have to choose between luxury and power when you drive a 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE. This versatile SUV has the perfect mix of heavy-duty capabilities, as well as premium comfort and mood-enhancing amenities. With this SUV, there’s no stretch of Albany, Leesburg, or Tifton, GA, roads your 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE can’t explore.

At Albany Motorcars, we believe in providing you as much information as possible. That’s why we’ve created this 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE review to help you learn more about the features offered with this SUV and how they’ll help take your travels to the next level. Keep reading to learn more!

Mercedes-Benz GLE Engine Specs

Rugged Power & Performance Capabilities

Found under the hood of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 is a 2.0L turbo engine. With this engine fueling your commutes, you can travel with 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.

For those who crave a little more power, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE is offered in four additional, optional engine configurations. With any of these engines, the hairs on the back of your neck are sure to stand tall from excitement.

Let’s take a look at some of these powerful engines.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Optional Engine Specs


3.0L inline-6 turbo with EQ Boost

4.0L V8 biturbo with EQ Boost


362 hp

483 hp


369 lb-ft

516 lb-ft

Acceleration (0 to 60 MPH)

5.5 seconds

4.9 seconds

Impressive engine capabilities aren’t all the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE comes with in terms of performance. It also comes with optional 4MATIC® all-wheel drive (AWD). Some models split the torque power 50/50 between the front and rear wheels to avoid wheelspin. Other models can vary this distribution to send power to the wheels that need it the most.

Mercedes GLE Interior Space

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Cabin Design

Taking a seat behind the wheel of your 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE provides access to premium amenities that’ll have you feel like you’re traveling first class each time you get behind the wheel.

Feel the softness of the MB-Tex or Nappa leather upholstery—offered in Black, Espresso Brown, Macchiato Beige, and more. Then, select the trim option that matches your needs best.

Bring light to your cabin on even cloudy days and stormy nights with the standard 64-color LED ambient lighting. Choose from one of the pre-set colors or adjust the brightness to match your mood.


In addition to its slick design, the 2021 GLE has a spacious cabin. With 40.5 inches of headroom in the front and almost 37 in the rear, even your tallest passenger will be comfortable. When it comes to stretching your legs in between long stretches of driving, the over 40 inches of legroom in the front and almost 41 inches of legroom in the rear will certainly be handy.

You also won’t be strapped for cargo room when you need to pack for overnight business trips, or bringing the kids to summer camp. With the rear seats up, you’ll have 33.3 cubic feet of cargo space, and that number can be expanded to a maximum of 74.9 cubic feet. The rear seats have a 40/20/40 split, so you can even bring along awkwardly-shaped cargo.

Mercedes GLE Interior

Premium Comfort

Sit back and feel your muscles relax on even the longest commutes with the standard heated seat function. But for those warm Georgia summers, there are also available ventilated seats to help keep you cool.

Need a little help working some knots out of your back? The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE is offered with optional multi-contour front seats with massage features. There are eight different massage programs you can choose to help you feel completely relaxed.

Do you stop by the café on your commute and are disappointed when your iced coffee is melted, or your latte is room temperature by the time you pull into the parking lot at work? You can make use of the available heated and cooled cupholders!

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE also comes with the available Air Balance cabin-air purification system and Air Balance cabin fragrance system.

The cabin-air purification system uses an ionizer to help remove impurities from the air, leaving you with a fresh-air feeling all the time. Going one step further, the cabin fragrance system emits a subtle fragrance into the air at different times. This way, your cabin always smells as fresh as possible.

Mercedes GLE Infotainment

Top-of-the-Line Infotainment

Nothing helps shorten a long drive than a great entertainment system. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE has you covered here, too. With standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto integration, you’ll be able to hook up your smartphone and listen to your favorite podcasts. The 12.3-inch infotainment display is easy to navigate, so you’ll have no trouble getting to your favorite apps.

If you’re a true audiophile, you should look into the available Burmester® sound systems. There are two versions you can outfit your 2021 GLE with:

  • 13-speaker Burmester® surround sound system
  • 25-speaker Burmester® high-end 3D surround sound system

It all comes down to what you want out of your 2021 GLE experience—and if you want to feel like you’re taking center stage for every song on your playlist, you can!

Mercedes-Benz GLE Driving

The Cutting Edge of Safety

While power and comfort are all well and good, the true shining star of the 2021 GLE is its safety system. This vehicle comes standard with the following features:

  • Adaptive braking
  • Active Blind Spot Assist with Exit Warning Assist
  • Active Parking Assist

But the brightest star in this constellation of safety features has to be the PRESAFE® system with hearing protection technology. This system helps to protect you in the event of an unavoidable collision by preemptively tightening the seatbelts, rolling up the windows, and adjusting the headrests to mitigate injury.

The system will also help to pre-trigger your ears’ natural defenses to loud noises to help keep you from ringing ears in the event of a collision. PRESAFE® comes standard, but you can also upgrade with the Driver Assistance Package Plus, which adds PRESAFE® PLUS with rear collision detection and prep.

Test Drive the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Today

As you can see in our 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE review, this luxury SUV is full of performance and comfort amenities that’ll take your Albany, Leesburg, and Tifton, Georgia, travels to the next level. Our review is a great place to start your research, but the best way to learn about these features is to get behind the wheel for yourself.

Contact us at Albany Motorcars to schedule your 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE test drive today!

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