The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class continues without noticeable change. The current GLE-Class arrived in 2020.
Choosing Your Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
The GLE-Class SUV comes in five trim levels: 350, 450, 580, AMG 53, and AMG 63 S. Pricing starts at $58,850 including destination, and tops out at $117,900 for the AMG 63.
The GLE Coupe variant is available in AMG 53 and AMG 63 S trims only, priced from $82,350 and $118,900, respectively.
The GLE 350 is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and the GLE 450 gets a six-cylinder turbo with mild hybrid assist for enhanced efficiency. The GLE 580 packs a twin-turbo V8, also with a hybrid assist.
On the performance front, the AMG 53 gets a specially tuned version of the six-cylinder turbo with an electric compressor to minimize turbo lag. The AMG 63 S carries a hand-built twin-turbo V8 that takes the GLE from zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. All engines are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
All-wheel drive is standard on all trims except the 350, where it's a $2,500 option. AWD models are rated to tow up to 7,700 pounds.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|2.0L 4-Cylinder Turbo||255 hp||273 lb-ft||22/21 mpg (RWD/AWD)|
|3.0L 6-Cylinder Turbo||362 hp||369 lb-ft||22 mpg|
|4.0L V8 Twin-Turbo||483 hp||515 lb-ft||18 mpg|
|3.0L 6-Cylinder AMG Turbo||429 hp||384 lb-ft||19 mpg|
|4.0L V8 AMG Twin-Turbo||603 hp||627 lb-ft||17 mpg|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The GLE is a midsize crossover available in two body styles. The GLE SUV offers seating for five — or seven with the optional power-sliding and -reclining third row ($2,100). The SUV offers 33.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and 74.9 cubic feet with it folded.
The GLE Coupe features a sloping, couple-like roofline for a sportier look, albeit at the expense of rear headroom. Cargo space also decreases to 27.5 cubic feet behind the second row and 63.2 cubic feet with it folded. The third row isn't available on the Coupe.
The GLE starts out with an automated parking system, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive headlights with automatic high beams. Surround-view cameras are available on the 350 and 450 in the $1,375 Premium Package, which is standard on subsequent trims.
Available on all trims for $1,950, the Driver Assistance Package PLUS adds adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, evasive steering assist, front cross-traffic alert with brake assist, road sign recognition with speed limit assist, and driver condition monitoring with stop assist. A head-up display is also available on all models for $1,100.
The standard infotainment system for the GLE includes a 12.3-inch touchscreen, navigation, eight speakers, HD and satellite radio, five USB ports (seven with a third row), wireless phone charging, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The $1,375 Premium Package includes a 13-speaker Burmester sound system and a household-style outlet. The navigation screen can be augmented with live front-facing video for $350.
Exclusive to the AMG 63 S is a 25-speaker Burmester 3D surround-sound system for $4,550.
The GLE offers a synthetic leather interior with heated 12-way power front seats, driver memory, a 12.3-inch instrument screen, ambient lighting, a power-adjustable steering wheel, wood trim, and a universal home remote. Other features include a single-pane sunroof, proximity access, a hands-free power liftgate, power-folding side mirrors, and 19-inch wheels. The Warmth and Comfort Package ($1,050) tacks on rapid-heating front seats and heated front armrests and upper door panels. Nappa leather seats are available for $2,990.
The AMG Line Exterior Package provides sporty trim elements and 20-inch AMG wheels for $2,900. This treatment can be combined with the Night Package, which adds gloss black body and wheel accents, for a total cost of $3,300.
Individual options for the 350 include a panoramic sunroof ($1,000), ventilated front seats ($450), passenger seat memory ($350), heated second-row seats ($580), a heated steering wheel ($250), and AMG Line interior trim ($400). Models equipped with leather, passenger memory, and the AMG interior can get multicontour massaging front seats for $1,100.
The 450 picks up the six-cylinder turbo and standard AWD. The 450 also gains a few options: soft-close doors ($550), an interior acoustics package ($1,100), and a cabin air purification and fragrance system ($350). The AMG Line Exterior Package increases to $3,250 because it includes a sport exhaust system on the 450.
The 580 receives the twin-turbo V8 engine, plus the AMG Exterior Line Package, Premium Package, and genuine leather as standard. The Night Package remains available for $400.
The AMG 53 carries the high-output six-cylinder turbo, supplemented by an adaptive sport suspension and performance-tuned transmission. The AMG exterior and interior packages are also standard.
The $5,200 AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package adds active roll stabilization, high-performance brakes, additional driving modes, a microfiber steering wheel, and a performance data recorder. An AMG version of the Night Package costs $750. Other equipment and options are shared with the 580.
The AMG 63 S adds the 603-hp twin-turbo V8 and the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package as standard.
The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class in 450 trim provides the six-cylinder performance most buyers expect in this class, so we recommend it over the base 350. The 580 seems ideal for V8 lovers who don't necessarily need or want the all-out performance of the AMG.