2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450

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Mercedes-Benz GLE450 highlights

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  • Plenty of standard tech features
  • Athletic handling
  • Upscale interior


  • Minor discomfort due to road noise
  • Insufficient passenger room in the third row

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 26 highway, 23 combined

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What is new for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE450?

  • GLE450 trims have been upgraded with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment this year.
  • Panoramic Sunroof, Automated Cruise Control, Leather Seats, Fold-Away Third Row, Adjustable Suspension, A/C Seat(s), Head Up Display, Rear Sunshade, Leatherette & Cloth, Lane Departure Warning, Full Roof Rack, Running Boards, 20 Inch Plus Wheels, Tow Hitch, Run Flat Tires, and Burmester Audio features are now available as options on select trims.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 trims

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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE450

1. Upscale cabin

The 2021 Mercedes GLE 450 boasts a luxurious and well-appointed interior. High-end materials, meticulous craftsmanship, and attention to detail are evident throughout the cabin. You'll appreciate the soft-touch surfaces, premium upholstery, and ambient lighting that elevate the overall experience, making every journey feel special. For tech fans, you'll appreciate the standard wireless charging, hands-free entry, and parking assist.

2. Great infotainment system

Mercedes-Benz's MBUX® infotainment system is one of the most user-friendly systems out there. It features a responsive touchscreen, available augmented reality navigation, voice control, and more. If you love to soundtrack your drive with your favorite music, look out for the available Burmester® sound system. This pairs nicely with the standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto connectivity, allowing you to access your playlists and podcasts out on the road.

3. Refined driving

The 2021 GLE 450 is equipped with a turbocharged inline-six engine paired with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system for a total of 362 horsepower. The available adaptive air suspension ensures a comfortable ride, effectively absorbing road imperfections while the available Acoustic package helps minimize road noise. Whether cruising on the highway or navigating city streets, the GLE 450 offers a refined and composed driving experience.

4. Standard all-wheel drive

If you're looking for a luxury vehicle that's also practical, the GLE 450 is a great choice. The standard all-wheel drive means you'll have extra confidence when the weather turns, but you'll also have the flexibility to go off the beaten path. Whether that means parking up on the grass or heading to your favorite campsite, the 2021 GLE 450 has you covered.

5. Plenty of storage

Practicality is one of the GLE 450's strong suits. The SUV offers a spacious cargo area, making it suitable for family vacations, shopping trips, or transporting larger items. You'll get 33.3 cu-ft of cargo space with a full house of passengers. The rear seats can be folded down to further expand that to 74.9 cu-ft, and there are numerous storage compartments and pockets throughout the cabin for smaller items.

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Mercedes-Benz GLE450 features and specs

(no trim) 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Parking
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Seat Massagers
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Burmester Audio
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Running Boards
  • Seat Massagers
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel (4WD/AWD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 40.3"/R 40.9"

Head room

F 40.5"/R 39.6"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

770/7700 lbs.



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