2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV – Features & Specs Review

Superior Mercedes-Benz engineers have decreased fuel consumption and lowered harmful emissions for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV, and last model year it became the most aerodynamic mid-size SUV in the world. Without compromising on anything you’d expect from a leader in the mid-size luxury SUV segment, this year’s GLE is the largest yet and the third-row seating option increases the GLE SUV to a seven-seater.

Ranked at the top of its luxury SUV segment, Mercedes-Benz’s latest GLE model saw a full refresh in 2020. To explore all that the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV has to offer, stop by and visit us at Ray Catena Mercedes-Benz of Union.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV – Frequently asked questions

If you’re shopping for a brand new or certified pre-owned Mercedes-Benz SUV, we’ve collected a few of our Ray Catena FAQs, to help you determine what to expect from the 2021 GLE model.

We’ve summarized the base price point, manufacturing details, expected fuel economy, and depreciation value, so you can come in to our dealership fully equipped to test drive the new GLE SUV by Mercedes-Benz.

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV base model starts at $54,750.

The Mercedes-Benz is designed and engineered in Germany and manufactured here in the USA.

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV is expected to get a 19-mpg city fuel economy and 26-mpg highway fuel economy.

This model year, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV ranks first amongst its competitors in the luxury midsize SUV class. With its advanced driving dynamics, impressive engine performance, and high-end interior, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE return on investment is one worth pursuing.

The GLE SUV and other models with equal luxury from the Mercedes-Benz family have been fortunate to join the list of luxury cars with the best resale value. The advanced performance, and unique technology features of the all new 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV will prove difficult to even consider selling. Offering the perfect balance between functionality, luxury and safety, design elements from this model will carry over far into the GLE family – attributing to the overall quality of the vehicle.

What are the New Features of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV?

With a drag coefficient of only 0.29 Cd, the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV became the most aerodynamic mid-size SUV in 2020. With aesthetic features such as a flat underbody, aero-optimized tires, and inconspicuous spoilers on the fenders, C pillar and taillights, the GLE puts out less noise and fuel consumption without compromising on its sophisticated design.

To keep up with the demand, Mercedes-Benz increased their 2021 GLE SUV wheelbase to 117.9-inches which lends itself to more space within the cabin. Passengers in the second row can benefit from more leg room and increased headroom, and the power-folding configuration set-up means the optional third-row seating becomes even more accessible.

To improve comfort for this model year, Mercedes-Benz have added an Energizing System to their GLE SUV. Inclusive of a powered seat with memory function, advanced technology can closely monitor your posture within the seat and automatically adjust the cushion and backrest to provide the best support. And in addition – if you wear a Garmin, your stress level or quality of sleep can be monitored to improve accuracy of the Energizing System performance.

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV has been carefully engineered with “the world’s most intelligent SUV suspension” – the E-Active Body Control, which assembles a variety of technological functions to provide an exceptionally comfortable ride, advanced off-road capabilities, and superior suspension control designed to change suspension characteristics depending on the road conditions.

Dual 12.3 inch screens incorporate the Mercedes Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system and instrument cluster behind the wheel in the new GLE SUV. As standard for this year’s offering, the technology integrated within is far superior to anything else available on the market. Fully compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, you can control the system by voice, touch, and by gesture, and the system can recognize different hands when using the gesture control feature.

What’s New for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE?

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE has been one of the most highly-anticipated SUVs of this model year offering. With ultra-modern features and Mercedes-Benz technology, this vehicle has so much to offer you. Following its full refresh in 2020, with redefined design styling, increased 117.9-inch wheelbase, more passenger space, and the brand new MBUX infotainment system, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV sees minor tweaks for this model year. Available in many trim levels: GLE 350, GLE 350 4MATIC®, GLE 450 4MATIC® and GLE 580 4MATIC®, the GLE 350 base model is offered as the only trim with rear-wheel drive. Each of the upgraded trims are 4MATIC® all-wheel drive (AWD). If you’d like your next vehicle to be a premium SUV and you’re thinking about visiting us at Ray Catena Mercedes-Benz of Union to see what’s on offer for this year’s 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE, here’s what you should know first.

Exciting highlights within the base model 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV include a 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine with a 9-speed automatic transmission, 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Whether your priority is power, technology, or a combination of both, there are many reasons to check out the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV at Ray Catena Mercedes-Benz of Union.

Cutting-edge safety features of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE are blind-spot technology with rear cross-traffic alert, automated emergency braking, blind-spot assist, and optional adaptive cruise control.

Available exterior body colors for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV are Black, Polar White, and a range of metallic options. As the Mercedes-Benz standard GLE offering, interior MB-Tex upholstery hues include Black, Espresso Brown/Black, Macchiato Beige/Black and optional leather upgrades. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE can seat the driver and 4 or 6 passengers.

Luxury Ray Catena Mercedes-Benz of Union with Exceptional Customer Service

As a Mercedes-Benz certified auto dealership, at Ray Catena Mercedes-Benz of Union, we live by the philosophy “If you think something is more important than the customer, think again!”. Our team’s shared level of commitment and quality of customer service is unrivaled and evident as soon as you walk through our door. Our top priority is to ensure you have a smooth and pleasant buying experience from the start through the entire life of your new vehicle. When you’re here browsing our large selection of certified pre-owned or brand new vehicles in Union, New Jersey, our staff is committed to helping you find the perfect car. At Ray Catena Mercedes-Benz of Union, searching for a 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE is now more enjoyable than ever before!

If you’ve previously had an overwhelming or stressful experience buying a car, we assure you you’re not alone. At all of our Ray Catena dealerships, we prioritize our customers’ needs and strive to make you feel as welcome and informed as possible. Each of our Mercedes-Benz professionals know the importance of having a wonderful vehicle which fits your daily routine, without giving up the luxurious feel of a Mercedes-Benz.

Ray Catena Mercedes-Benz of Union has one of the largest fleets in New Jersey, and we are the largest Mercedes-Benz luxury auto group in the Tri-State area. Each of our Mercedes-Benz selections allows you to explore each of the GLE trim levels, ensuring that you are equipped to find the vehicle which serves you best. Our sales experts will make sure you hit the road in style – with Mercedes-Benz luxury.

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