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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350View 2018 Model Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 Exterior

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 Overview (See Available Styles)

  • Standard 3.6-liter V-6 mated to 7-speed automatic
  • Rear- and all-wheel drive options
  • 80.3 cubic feet of maximum cargo room
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 is a mid-size luxury SUV that seats 5 passengers. It competes with the BMW X6, Audi Q7, and Lexus RX 350. This year, it remains largely unchanged. The fuel-efficient GLE 550e is a plug-in hybrid variant of the regular GLE 350. It will be covered in a separate overview.

Two trims are available: the base model and 4MATIC.

The GLE 350 follows the same design language as the rest of the lineup. However, it is distinguished by a hollowed-out front bumper, a two-tone front- and rear-fascia, and chrome body accents. Standard features include power/heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, 19-alloy wheels, a power liftgate, and a power moonroof. AMG body styling, 20-inch AMG wheels, LED headlights, a panoramic moonroof, and a trailer hitch receiver are available as well.

Under the Hood
The GLE 350 is powered by a standard 302-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 engine mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission that produces 273 pounds-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive (RWD) comes standard, while all-wheel drive is optional (AWD). It has a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds. Fuel efficiency for the GLE 350 is an EPA-estimated 22/29 mpg city/highway.

Inside, the GLE 350 has a leather/wood trim interior with a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. It offers 80.3 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seat folded down. The center stack features a standard infotainment system, which includes an 8-inch display, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and a USB port. It can be upgraded with an integrated navigation system, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, and a Bang and Olufsen premium audio system. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, power/heated front seats, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, remote keyless entry, and push-button start. Available features include tri-zone automatic climate control, a heated steering wheel, a wood/leather steering wheel, heated/cooled cup holders, heated/ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a cabin-air purification system, and a rear seat entertainment system with dual screen displays.

The GLE 350 comes with a standard PRE-SAFE system that secures its occupants in case it detects a possible collision or rollover. Standard Agility Control suspension with shock absorbers helps adapt the GLE 350 to different road conditions. Other standard features include a backup camera and a tire pressure monitoring system. Available active safety features include adaptive cruise control, a surround view system a blindspot warning system, lane keep assist, and active brake assist. Other available features include a surround view system and park assist.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 18 MPG
  • Highway: 23 MPG

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

46 of 50 (92%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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