2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost w/Holdback
MSRP | Invoice Price | Destination Fee | Holdback | Dealer Cost
Mercedes-Benz GLE Pricing for the 350, 450 4MATIC, 580 4MATIC and AMG 53 4MATIC Trims
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Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Mercedes-Benz GLE Class invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Attractive inside and out, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE appeals to those looking to buy an upscale vehicle with a spacious interior design. Although adding multiple options on will quickly jack up the price, the GLE is a vehicle that you can customize to fit your needs with its lengthy list of available trims and features. With its sleek design and excellent outward visibility, the GLE is one of the more practical-yet-chic vehicles in its segment.
What's New For 2022?
Mercedes only made a few minor tweaks to the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE line-up. The biggest change is the standardization of automatic high beams across the entire line-up. The only other change worth noting is a relatively minor one, and that is the elimination of the Air Balance cabin fragrance system from the lower trim levels.
The 2022 Mercedes GLE's Exterior Styling
On the outside, the GLE is everything you would expect from Mercedes. Its undulating lines reach forward and merge into a stylish front grille with a large Mercedes emblem placed smack dab in the middle. All trim levels have LED headlights up front, and you get different wheel sizes depending on the trim, ranging from the base GLE 350's 19-inch wheels to the 21-inch wheels on the line-topping AMG GLE 63 S. A sunroof is standard, and the AMG GLE 53 gets its own exterior trim. The headlights on the AMG GLE 63 S are adaptive, meaning that they will swivel while you turn the steering wheel in order to light up some otherwise dark corners.
The 2022 Mercedes GLE's Interior Features
The GLE's interior is just as refined as its exterior and comes with a massive list of standard features. The base trim has heated, power adjustable front seats, multi-colored ambient interior lighting, MB-Tex simulated leather upholstery, a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen display, a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, a built-in navigation system, compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and wireless charging for smartphones. Upgrading to the AMG GLE 53 will get you a Burmester surround sound system that pumps out concert-like audio from its speakers. The line-topping AMG GLE 63 S gives you even more supportive seats complete with the AMG styling emblazoned on them. You can opt for third-row seats that come in a package that also gives you upgraded second-row seats that have power adjustability.
So, how does the GLE perform? It seems to live up to MB's high standards for luxury performance. The 350's base 4-cylinder engine has ample power for this SUV, getting it from 0 to 60 miles per hour in about 7.1 seconds. The brakes feel solid and comfortable as you apply pressure to come to a stop. Steering feels precise even though the effort required is somewhat light. Cornering should inspire confidence in the driver, as there is very little in the way of body roll. The only downside to the GLE's performance is that the transmission's shifts feel too hard for a luxury SUV, and this transmission does tend to favor more economical driving habits.
Comfort and Build Quality
Mercedes is all about comfort, and the GLE does not disappoint. The cabin is spacious, quiet, and padded for all-day comfort. Even though the back seats do not recline or slide, their comfort level is still quite high. The optional Acoustic package keeps the interior extra tranquil, and the automatic climate control system quickly gets the cabin to the desired temperature, keeping it there with ease. Skip the optional air suspension as it produces too many extra body motions and a floaty sense while cruising along on the highway. Otherwise, the build quality is definitely up to par with all of the luxury materials used in the GLE's design. It is a Mercedes, through and through.
Safety Ratings and Features
Let's talk safety features and ratings. There are a few standard driver aids equipped on the GLE. Automatic emergency braking and a blind spot monitor are all standard features, but you will have to add the Driver Assistance Package Plus to get speed limit assist, evasive steering assist, adaptive cruise control, and the lane keep system. The IIHS has given the 2022 GLE all "Good" marks on its crash safety tests.
Fuel economy isn't exactly a strong selling point for a luxury SUV, and the GLE's fuel economy is fairly average for this segment. The 350 4Matic (which is the all-wheel drive variant) gets 19 miles per gallon in the city and 26 mpg on the highway (for a combined 22 mpg). The GLE 450 only loses 1 mpg, which is a considerably good trade-off for its extra 100 horsepower.
Overall, the 2022 Mercedes GLE is a strong contender in its segment. You will have to pay a lot more for the extra packages you will be tempted to add on. However, those shopping in this segment likely have a little wiggle room in their budget to make a few well thought-out upgrades to the GLE.
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Note: All Mercedes-Benz GLE Class MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.