2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs. Its Competition

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The GLE-Class SUV has broad appeal, much like that of the BMW X5.

BMW’s SUV is loaded with tech and boasts some of the strongest engines ever offered; its interior offers a cut-crystal shifter and white leather, if you’re on the Palm Springs vector.

So does the Volvo XC90, which offers a value-priced plug-in hybrid version this year and retains its excellent interior and gorgeous design.

The Audi Q7 is hard to beat for its tech story and terrific engines; its third row is nearly as small as that in the Lexus RX, which has gone boisterous in its exterior design and its interior trim choices.

If performance is your end goal, the versatile Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup scores for its new seven-passenger body style, for its perennial off-road capability, and for its coming plug-in hybrid powertrain.

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Quick Specs
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class doesn’t compromise on interior space or in performance, though the V-8s are taking a year off.
The 2022 Audi Q7 puts seven seats into the family-wagon fast lane.
The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s iconic appeal evolves with more efficient engine options.
The 2022 Lexus RX seeks a luxury-crossover edge with an eye-grabbing shape, but performance toes the usual line.
Low-key luxury lies in the 2021 Volvo XC90’s serene cockpit, in its strong acceleration, and in its gray-wool confines.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Small SUV 2WDStandard SUV 4WDStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WD
Style Name    
GLE 350 SUVPremium 45 TFSI quattroAltitude 4x2RX 350 FWDT5 FWD Momentum 7P
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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