2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 vs. GLE400

So you've decided the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE is the right SUV for you. Excellent choice. But don't put your feet up and relax just yet, because there are still decisions that need to be made. Within the GLE range, there are 6 variations, including a diesel-fueled 300d and performance-focused AMG options. However, what we want to focus on here are the two most popular GLE models — the GLE350 and GLE400.

As you might expect, a 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 vs. GLE400 comparison features a lot of similarities. Identical body styles and dimensions are a given, but you might be surprised at the multitude of ways these variations differ. From their price tags and engines to their interior amenities, these GLE SUVs are not as identical as they might appear. That said, both of them are available on our lot, so click the button below to take a closer look at our current selection.

 

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 VS 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE400
3.5L V-6 Engine 3.0L biturbo V-6
302 HP / 273 lb-ft Torque Power Ratings 329 HP / 354 lb-ft Torque
17 city/22 hwy MPG 18 city/22 hwy
$53,600 MSRP $64,600

What's the difference between the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 and GLE400?

The first thing to consider when weighing your options between the GLE350 and GLE400 is price. The GLE400 starts $11,000 higher than the GLE350, which is no small sum. That said, the GLE400 does bring more to the table in a number of areas, starting with the experience behind the wheel. As the table above indicates, the GLE400 yields 27 more horsepower and 81 more pound-feet of torque. The differences in the two are best experienced with a test drive, but you'll notice the GLE400 gets off the line a little quicker and feels a little more energetic, however both are quite dynamic. Despite the additional power, the GLE400 is just as efficient as its 350 counterpart.

When it comes to equipment, the GLE400 has a number of amenities that aren't standard in the GLE350, however many can be added with equipment packages. The standard features exclusive to the GLE400 include: a rearview camera, navigation, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warnings, 20-inch wheels, multicolor ambient lighting, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, among others.

Of course, the additional power and features come at a price, and this isn't a decision to be made based on lists of specs and features. Schedule back-to-back test drives and do your own comparison with the help of a Loeber Motors associate today!

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