2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC®

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC®

Have you been considering a luxury SUV? Luxury vehicles aren’t just a status symbol; they’re made to provide utmost comfort and convenience. In this comparison, we’re looking at two of Mercedes-Benz’s larger SUVs: the GLE and the GLS. They’re both suited toward similar crowds, but depending on what you’re looking for, you may find one is better than the other. Check out the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC®!

The main difference between these two is size. The GLS 450 4MATIC® is a full-size SUV, which means it has more cargo space than a smaller SUV like the midsize GLE. Additionally, you’ll find more power and a greater towing capacity in the GLS 450 4MATIC®. That’s not to say the GLE 350 doesn’t have plenty to offer; it has its own set of advantages. Take a look at the table below!

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350


2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC®

$52,200 MSRP $69,550
18 city/23 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 17 city/22 hwy mpg
7-Speed Automatic Transmission 9-Speed Automatic
302 Horsepower 362
273 lb-ft Torque 369 lb-ft
7.5 seconds 0 to 60 time 6.5 seconds
FWD Drivetrain AWD
80.3 cubic ft Max Cargo Volume 93.8 cubic ft
Optional Adaptive Variable Suspension Standard
7200 lbs Max Towing Capacity 7500 lbs
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Comparisons Between the GLE and GLS

Aside from the size difference between these two, there’s a fairly significant price difference as well. Drivers on a budget who don’t need the extra power or cargo space allotted by the GLS 450 4MATIC® might find that the GLE is a better choice given the lower MSRP. The GLE still has almost the same towing capacity and comes in a 4MATIC® option as well, so if you’re truly interested in getting in on that you can. Other similarities between these two include:

  • Genuine wood trim
  • Front power lumbar with massage
  • Heated/cooled front seats
  • Navigational aid
  • Vehicle location system
  • Electronic parking aid
  • Available Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Multi-adjustable power driver’s seat
  • And much more!

Are you interested in owning one of these two models? If so, get in touch with the team here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis and check them out. You can also schedule a test drive here on our website!

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