The turbocharged 201-horsepower four-cylinder runs on diesel and combines solid acceleration with fuel efficiency. All-wheel drive, an electronically adjustable suspension and a seven-speed transmission enhance the SUV's responsiveness and handling.
The interior has a rich look with wood detailing and other standard conveniences including an 8-inch color screen with Bluetooth, HD radio, heated front seats and a power liftgate. Roof rails and a sunroof are also included in the standard package.
Notable option packages include:
- Premium 1 Package with blind spot and lane keeping assist, a rearview camera, and Sirius radio and traffic integrated with COMAND navigation.
- Convenience Package for temperature controlled front-seat cupholders and enhanced back-seat comfort with side-view sunshades.
- Parking Assist Package with a surround camera system and active parking assist.
Additional packages that customize the 300d by adding a sportier, more high-end edge include Interior and Exterior Sport Packages with sports seats, AMG styling and wheels, the mBrace Package with remote access and app connectivity and a Lighting Package with upgraded LED lamps.
Features like a panoramic roof, rear entertainment system, premium sound systems by Harmon Kardon and Bang & Olufsen, leather upholstery, heated rear seats, and in-car WiFi can be added à la carte.
The entire GLE line offers a sizable list of options that can float the price skyward quickly. Luckily, the standard GLE300d comes with luxurious appointments making it close to perfect. Just add the $1290 Parking Assist Package for enhanced safety and visibility while avoiding parallel parking mishaps and you should be good to go.
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