2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE350 4dr 4x2 Sport Utility
  • MSRP$51,100 Invoice$47,523
    • 18 City
    • 24 Hwy
  • Seating5
  • Cargo2,274 L (80 cu.ft.)
  • Towing2,994kg (6,600lbs)

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $2,242 $1,532 $1,177 $964 $823 $722

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Buyer's Guide

Just as Prince was at one time "The Artist Formerly Known As Prince," the all-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is the Mercedes-Benz SUV formerly known as the ML-Class. Mercedes has introduced a new naming structure for its SUV lineup with all the models paying homage to the original Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen (AKA the G-Class SUV). As the mid-level Mercedes SUV offering, the ML becomes the GLE (i.e. the E-Class GL model). The nomenclature change happens to coincide with the introduction of this all-new version, so technically, the GLE has always been the GLE and the ML is—dead. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV debuts with fresh styling, new engines, and for the very first time ever in the history of the Mercedes-Benz SUV lineup, a hybrid powertrain.

What's the difference between trims?

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE300d
  • 2.1 Liter 4 cylinder diesel engine
  • 4Matic all-wheel drive
  • 8 inch color center screen
  • Eco start/stop
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE350
  • Eucalyptus interior trim
  • 19 inch 5-spoke wheels
  • Bluetooth audio streaming/phone connectivity
  • 5 Liter V6 engine
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE400
  • 4Matic all-wheel drive
  • Dynamic select drive controller
  • Agility control suspension
  • 20 inch AMG 5-spoke wheels
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE63 AMG
  • Handbuilt 5.5 Liter biturbo V8
  • AMG Airmatic sport suspension
  • AMG sport steering wheel
  • Lane keeping assist
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE450 AMG
  • 3.0 liter AMG-enhanced engine
  • 21-inch AMG 5-spoke wheels
  • Adaptive braking technology
  • Heated front seats

What makes it move?

Engine choices are a 320-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 with 273 ft-lbs of torque; a twin-turbo 329-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 with 354 ft-lbs; a 201-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with 369 ft-lbs; a 550-horsepower turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 with 516 ft-lbs; a 577-horsepower version of the same engine with 561 ft-lbs; and the 436-horsepower plug-in hybrid powertrain, which pairs a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 with an electric motor for 479 ft-lbs. While each engine employs all-wheel drive and seven-speed automatic transmissions, the base V6 can be paired with rear-wheel drive.

Why buy the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class?

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV's offroad capability is assured with an available off-road package which features lower gearing, an air suspension system capable of up to 11 inches of ground clearance and a locking differential. The plug-in hybrid version can travel 18.6 miles on electricity alone at a moderate pace, or up to 81 miles per hour flat-out. Towing capacity for all but the diesel is rated at 7,700 pounds. High-tech safety features include a 360-degree camera, front and rear parking sensors, and a parallel parking assistant. Other key features include adaptive cruise control, semi-autonomous braking in emergency situations, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, cross-traffic alert, and crosswind alert. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV’s Active Curve System adjusts side-to-side stability during cornering to improve handling.

Research Inventory Tools Buying Guides Special Offers member-dealer calculators section icon Calculator Icon checkmark close comparisons doc-text envelope help info minus plus filter pencil magnifier sort tag doc level-up angle-double-up angle-double-down arrow-right3 arrow-left3 Sideways V Right Arrow Sideways V Left Arrow V Up Arrow V Down Arrow long-arrow-right long-arrow-left enlarge exit enlarge arrow-right arrow-down location