This luxury mid-size crossover was redesigned last year, which makes things pretty easy to predict for the next year. Considering that everything is still pretty fresh, we have no doubt that the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE will be no more than a typical carryover model. We will see the same design, but keep in mind that minor tweaks are always possible. This refers to things like new features, tweaks of equipment groups and similar things. Anything more than that would be a real surprise.
So, you may count on familiar design characteristics, which are impressive in many ways. This SUV comes with a pretty impressive engine lineup, which includes a couple of very powerful options. Furthermore, the cabin is luxurious, full of first-rate materials, while the infotainment system is probably the best in class. The only major complaint goes to the optional third row of seats, which is really tight.
As there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE Release Date will be scheduled for the end of the year.
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE Design
Design-wise, we don’t expect to see anything different compared to the current model. The new generation has just arrived and everything seems pretty much perfect. The styling may be too similar to other models in the lineup, but it’s far from looking bad. Higher trim levels look particularly attractive.
Of course, styling isn’t the only thing we like about this exterior. The whole mechanical aspect is excellent. This particularly refers to the suspension setup, which offers a fantastic balance between comfort and agility. Of course, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE will continue in the same way, though we might see minor updates, in terms of new color options and similar things. Other than that, things will remain the same.
Just like the exterior, the inside of this SUV will remain unchanged. It is fresh and it looks impressive. Furthermore, the overall quality is impressive. Some may find the dashboard to look too kitschy, but the fact is that materials and build quality are excellent. Also, you can see a full load of tech features already in base versions, which makes everything look even more prestigious.
Besides excellent build quality, this SUV also offers a decent amount of interior space. Base models come with two rows of seats and both are very generous with space. Traditionally, Mercedes makes excellent seats, which are massive and supportive. The driving position is excellent. On the other hand, the optional third row is too tight for anyone but kids.
When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on about 33.3 cubic feet of cargo space with its rear seats upright and 74.9 cubic feet in total. That’s above-average for the segment.
As we already mentioned, there is a chance to see a couple of new things for the next year but the overall list of standard equipment should remain pretty much the same. Therefore, all models should come with things like panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, a 12.3-inch touch screen, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, five USB ports, HD Radio, satellite radio, and wireless device charging. The list of optional features currently includes things like quad-zone automatic climate control, a cabin air fragrance system, rear sunshades, power soft-close doors, panoramic sunroof, premium audio systems etc.
The same thing is with safety. Things should remain pretty much the same as in the current model, which comes standard with goodies like a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, hands-free park assist, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and driver drowsiness monitoring. Additionally, you can get goodies like a head-up display, a surround-view parking camera system, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and adaptive headlights with automatic high beams.
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE Engines
The engine lineup will certainly remain the same. So, the offer will start with a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, which puts out around 255 horsepower, which will satisfy most drivers. Still, we think that the optional 3.0-liter inline-six is the sweet spot, the best choice for this SUV. With its 362 horsepower, it should satisfy the most ambitious drivers.
If you’re up for something even more powerful, the same engine is available in a version with a mild-hybrid system. The total output goes up to 429 horsepower. Models with eight cylinders are also available. One of them features around 483 horsepower, while the AMG model sits at the top of the offer. It puts out 603 horsepower. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE changes won’t come in terms of transmission either, so you may count on a familiar 9-speed automatic transmission.
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE Release Date and Price
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE price won’t change too much compared to the current model, which starts at around 55.000 dollars. We expect to see it on sale sometime late in the year. Key rivals are BMW X5, Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90.