|2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV||2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class|
|201-362 hp||Engine Hp Range||240-429 hp|
|22 city / 29 highway||Fuel Economy (diesel models)||19 city / 26 highway|
|80.3 cubic ft.||Max Luggage Volume||93.8 cubic ft.|
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs GL-Class
How does the new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV compare to more established models? While the GLE Coupe is an all-new model, the GLE SUV is essentially a revamped, refreshed version of what was formerly called the M-Class. So, as with the M-Class SUV before it, the major difference between the GLE SUV and the GL-Class models is size. GLE models are 5-seater 2-row SUVs, while the full-sized GL-class has three rows of seating and seats 7. Both models are luxuriously comfortable inside, and come with a similarly huge array of conveniences and top-notch entertainment features. So, both vehicles will move you and your people from point A to point B in ultra-smooth style -- the main question is how many people need moving.
Meet the Classmates
At the bottom of the horsepower range, both model lines start out with fuel-efficient diesel-engine models, the GLE 300d and the GL350 Bluetec. Moving up, the GL also comes in two more higher-performance models, the GL450 and GL550. The GLE family is larger -- GLE350, GLE400 and the Mercedes-AMG GLE450 models, plus the SUV's brand-new cousin, the GLE Coupe. The GLE450 coupe also seats 5, losing some backseat headroom in exchange for a sportier, low-slung look.
Both SUV families can be outfitted with some brand-new features in 2016. These include most everything the M-Class and older GL-Class models had, plus a power tailgate, rear-view or surround-view cameras, active parking assist, COMAND infotainment and connectivity system with an 8-inch screen, rear-seat DVD player, and Bang & Olufsen or Harman Kardon audio systems. The GL-Class also comes standard with power-folding 3rd-row seats.
Loeber Motors near Chicago, IL has a wide selection of both GL-Class and GLE SUVs available. If you'd like to compare for yourself how these luxury rides stack up against one another, contact us to set up a test drive!