2017 GLE in Silver

Trim Comparison: 2017 GLE 350 vs GLE 350 4MATIC® vs GLE 550e Plug-in Hybrid

What’s the difference between the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV Configurations?

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE is one of the luxury brand’s most popular crossovers—from innovative technology to smart safety systems to upscale comfort, the GLE offers the ultimate luxury crossover driving experience. The crossover’s roomy, versatile cabin seats up to 5 and offers a plentiful 80.3 cubic feet of cargo space. So, what’s the difference between the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV Configurations? Check out our quick and easy model comparison to find out.

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GLE 350

The GLE 350 is the base model of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE lineup, offering plentiful standard features to create a premium driving experience, including advanced technology, smart driver-assist features, and luxurious amenities.

The 2017 GLE 350 sports a fun-to-drive 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 302 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Not only does the GLE offer plenty of cargo space for adventure gear, the crossover can also tow up to 6,600 pounds—meaning you can bring along even more for the ride.

GLE Steering wheel and dash
GLE in Silver
GLE Command Center in Black


The 2017 GLE 350 4MATIC® is the mid-line model of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE lineup. The GLE 350 4MATIC® offers all the premium features included on the base model with a major upgrade to the powertrain. The intelligent 4MATIC® all-wheel-drive system sends power to the wheels that can use it most. In tough conditions, it adds all-wheel driving confidence and in dry conditions, it adds thrilling fun.

The GLE 350 4MATIC® is also equipped with the 3.5L V6 engine and delivers identical performance ratings to the base model. This configuration, however, does offer an improved towing capacity of 7,200 pounds.

GLE 550e Plug-in Hybrid

The 2017 GLE 550e Plug-in Hybrid is the top-of-the-line model of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE lineup. The 2017 GLE 550e is equipped with an exhilarating 3.0L V6 biturbo engine and a powerful hybrid electric motor. The GLE 550e delivers 436 combined horsepower and 479 lb-ft torque, and can tow up to 4,410 pounds.

Interested in the 2017 GLE? Stop in for a test drive at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead today!