2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 Review: Comfort With Class
For the past 30 years, the Mercedes-Benz M- turned GLE-Class has gradually aided in converting luxury sedan clientele into SUV clientele. The reason is quite obvious for two reasons, occupants will relish in being able to sit up high in the traditionally lavish interior that’s often filled with technologically advanced features. The latest 350 model builds upon everything that its predecessors have had, with a persistent focus on the places that carry weight, and the results are totally worth it!
Comfy Interior, Hot Exterior
It’s not easy being the youngest child, you’re often living in the shadow of the older and bossier siblings. The 350 is the base model of the GLE family, it slots beneath the 450, and doesn’t have the same forward-motion force as the hunkier and more expensive versions, but don’t let that fool you. The 350 carries the same kind of comfort and security that is exactly what a potential buyer needs and best of all, it doesn’t require more money in order to give you what you need.
Other cool aspects about the interior include a 50 percent increase in the panoramic roof, as well as the plush leather seats and the piano-black trim pieces.
As for the exterior, it has a flashy look to it but only in the way that you would usually expect a Mercedes model to look, specifically on the front end, while the rear looks similar to the previous GLE’s and ML’s. Those willing to spend a little extra doe will get a visual punch by the AMG® Line exterior package, it adds a distinctive grille, signature wheels and body-colored fender flares; It looks even better with the $720 paint job, which color is called iridium silver.
Additionally, the $300 Night Package removes the majority of the exterior chrome, giving it a more sleek and sophisticated look.
From a technological standpoint, M-Benz’s new infotainment system takes the leading position of the 350’s revitalization. Slowly but surely, MBUX has been tip-toeing itself into every modified Mercedes, which is a great thing. It has a response that is vastly improved whether you use the touchscreen, the center console’s touchpad, or the steering wheel’s thumbpad. The natural-language voice recognition is without error and will turn on seat massagers or adjust any proportion of components with a clear and simple request.
Standard features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, embedded navigation and connected car services. Safety systems are also standard, such as automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and an active parking assistant. Upgrade with the Driver Assistance Package, and you’ll get the full-speed adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition. You can also get the surround-view camera for $400.
Drive and Engine
This year’s new 350 has a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that provides 255 horsepower with 273 lb-ft of torque. Mercedes has removed a couple of cylinders, which probably contributes to a fuel economy with figures that are more sound. It is estimated by the EPA that this SUV will accomplish 19 miles per gallon city and 26 mpg highway. A foot that is smooth and steady will keep the engine out of boost will likely reward a highway economy to roughly 30.
As previously stated, the drive is more than comfortable. The Road Surface Scan also uses cameras to read the road ahead and will adjust the suspension in accordance with the conditions. Furthermore, the GLE is also proficient in returning the suspension almost immediately if it hits potholes or even pavements.
John Sisson Motors
John Sisson Motors has a plethora of models that perfect for different consumers with individual needs and wants, including the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350. Shoppers have the option of purchasing either new or pre-owned vehicles. Visit our dealership site to view the Mercedes-Benz inventory and speak with an online representative for more information.