2018 GLE SUV Models: 350 vs. 350 4MATIC® vs. 550e 4MATIC® | Northbrook, IL

2018 mercedes-benz gle 350 suv amenities

You already know the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV is the luxury SUV you need to take your driving experience to the next level. But have you chosen a trim level tailored to your specific needs? While all new 2018 GLE SUV trims have been designed with the modern driver in mind, they do have differences you should consider. To assist in your decision, the experts at Autohaus on Edens in Northbrook, IL have compiled this comprehensive trim comparison page. Read on to learn what features each trim level has to offer.

If you’ve already chosen the 2018 GLE SUV trim level that can elevate your daily drive, explore our new 2018 GLE SUV inventory for trim package availability. We also recommend visiting our specials page for our current offers. Apply for financing to get a head start on taking home your perfect Mercedes-Benz luxury SUV.

2018 GLE SUV: Trim Specs Overview

The new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV effortlessly combines premium finishes, daring performance, and incredible convenience. But you may find yourself eyeing one trim level over another. View all the features you can expect with each new 2018 GLE SUV trim package below.

Trim Level Feature Availability
2018 mercedes-benz gle 350 suv


2018 GLE 350 SUV

Starting MSRP $52,200


· 4MATIC® all-wheel drive (2018 GLE 350 4MATIC® only)

· AGILITY CONTROL® suspension

· Seating for five passengers

· Illustrated vehicle display

· 18-in. 5-spoke alloy wheels

· 10-way power driver seat with memory

· Power tilt/sliding sunroof

· Eucalyptus wood trim

· Nappa leather multifunction steering wheel

· LED Daytime Running Lamps and taillamps

· Power liftgate and power-folding side mirrors

· Aluminum roof rails

2018 mercedes-benz gle 350 4matic suv

2018 GLE 350 4MATIC® SUV

Starting MSRP $54,700

2018 mercedes-benz gle 350 550e 4matic hybrid

2018 GLE 550e 4MATIC® Plug-in Hybrid SUV

Starting MSRP $66,700

Includes all 2018 GLE 350 & 350 4MATIC® SUV features plus:

· 19-in. twin 5-spoke alloy wheels

· Dual chrome exhaust tips

· Topstitched dashboard trim

· Heated front seats

· Leather upholstery

2018 GLE SUV: Engine Options

With a standard 3.5L V6 engine, the 2018 GLE SUV rises above the competition. Tackle your daily commute and weekend excursions with ease thanks to a towing capacity of 6,600 lbs. When you choose the 2018 GLE 350 4MATIC® SUV, the towing capacity increases to 7,200 lbs. With some luxury SUVs, you have to sacrifice performance for efficiency. Now you don’t have to, because the new 2018 GLE 550e 4MATIC® Plug-in Hybrid SUV delivers an impressive 436 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft. of torque, all while reducing your carbon footprint. Key engine specs for the 2018 GLE SUV are as follows:

Engine 3.5L V6 3.5L V6 3.0L V6 biturbo + plug-in hybrid electric motor
Horsepower 302 HP 302 HP 436 HP (combined)
Torque 273 lb.-ft. 273 lb.-ft. 479 lb.-ft. (combined)
Acceleration (0-60 MPH) 7.5 sec. 7.5 sec. 5.2 sec.
Transmission 7G-TRONIC® 7-speed automatic 7G-TRONIC® 7-speed automatic 7G-TRONIC® 7-speed automatic
Drive Type Rear-wheel drive All-wheel drive All-wheel drive
Towing Capacity 6,600 lbs. 7,200 lbs. 4,410 lbs.
Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 18/23 MPG 18/22 MPG Not Available
Trim 2018 GLE 350 SUV 2018 GLE 350 4MATIC® SUV 2018 GLE 550e 4MATIC® Plug-in Hybrid SUV

2018 GLE SUV: Safety & Technology Features

Mercedes-Benz has always strived to deliver the advanced safety and innovative technology you demand. The 2018 GLE SUV offers exactly that. Create a dynamic listening experience with the available harman/kardon® Logic 7® sound system. You’ll also appreciate the total peace of mind you’ll have with the myriad of Mercedes-Benz safety systems.

Trim Level Feature Availability
2018 mercedes-benz 350 features

2018 GLE 350 SUV

· SmartKey with KEYLESS GO®

· 5 years of Mercedes-Benz mbrace® Connect Package

· Rearview camera

· Central controller and 8-in. high-resolution color screen

· Bluetooth® audio streaming

· HD Radio® receiver


· PRESAFE® instability detection system

· Brake Assist (BAS®), Electronic Stability Program (ESP®), and Crosswind Assist

2018 gle 4matic interior

2018 GLE 350 4MATIC® SUV

2018 gle 350 550e 4matic interior

2018 GLE 550e 4MATIC® Plug-in Hybrid SUV

Includes all 2018 GLE 350 & 350 4MATIC® SUV features plus:

· SiriusXM® Radio with 6-month All Access trial

· Apple CarPlay™

· harman/kardon® Logic 7® sound system

· Rear Seat Entertainment system prewiring

· COMAND® navigation with no-charge navigation map updates for 3 years

· Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist

Schedule a Test Drive in Northbrook, IL

Experience a truly dynamic driving experience in the all-new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV. Schedule a test drive at our Mercedes-Benz dealership in Northbrook, IL today! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Autohaus on Edens team through our contact form or by calling (847) 272-7900.

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