The turbocharged 3-liter V6 produces 329 horsepower for smooth, solid acceleration while being relatively fuel-efficient at 18 mpg city and 22 mpg highway. A seven-speed automatic transmission and full-time all-wheel drive make the GLE400 responsive and reliable in foul weather conditions.
Standard interior features include a rich, burl walnut wood-trimmed interior with leather seats that are heated for the driver and front passenger. Entertainment and tech conveniences include an 8-inch color screen with Bluetooth, navigation with traffic control, vehicle location and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon LOGIC7/Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound with satellite radio keep the driver and passengers connected. Also standard are a moonroof and power tailgate.
Standard safety features like collision prevention assist, blind spot control, brake assist and lane keeping assist help minimize accidents.
Performance upgrades include the AIRMATIC suspension for improved comfort and an active curve system that stabilizes the SUV when maneuvering winding roads.
Packages worth considering include:
- Parking Assist Package with a surround camera system and PARKTRONIC active parking assist.
- On/Off-Road Package which adds two off-road programs to the standard DYNAMIC SELECT mode, a two-speed transfer case and front undercarriage protection.
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If you're sports oriented and enjoy mountain driving and the outdoors, the unique on/off-road package is worth the $1640 price tag. A luxurious, panoramic sunroof is also an upgrade worth considering.