2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43

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$67,750–$70,500 MSRP range
(5.0) 4 reviews
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Key Specs

of the 2018 Mercedes‑Benz AMG GLE 43. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • AMG models' performance potential
  • Backseat room, seating position
  • Visibility (non-coupe)
  • Flat extended cargo floor with seats folded

The Bad

  • Flimsy climate controls
  • Cumbersome backseat folding
  • Visibility in coupe
  • Backseat entry/exit in coupe
  • Limited cargo room in coupe

Notable Features of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43

  • AMG GLE 43's V-6 engine now rated at 385 hp
  • Five-seat, mid-size luxury SUV
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Available plug-in hybrid GLE 550e

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class mid-size luxury SUV comes in a variety of forms, including an SUV coupe body style and as a plug-in hybrid. Performance-oriented AMG versions are also offered. Competitors include the Lexus RX 350, Audi Q7 and BMW X5.

New for 2018

The twin-turbo V-6 engine that powers the AMG GLE 43 is now rated at 385 horsepower, 23 hp more than last year. 


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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Quality and fun to drive

by Shadow from Boston, MA on March 27, 2018

It is all you could want in an SUV. Real Power, good styling and luxury comfort. Good mileage too. Had a 2005 ML, but just not the same vehicle. This one is a dream to drive. Read full review

(5.0)

Probably my car I've owned !

by Nate from Towson Maryland on January 21, 2018

I've owned plenty of cars , from lexuses to corvettes and this car is probably the best one I've had, You get the comfort of a luxury SUV and the sportiness of a sports car. Rest assured that when u ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
good

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Headlights
acceptable
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
acceptable
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Mercedes-Benz

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, trip-planning services and Carfax vehicle history report

  • Limited Warranty

    5 years / Unlimited Miles*

    Up to 5 years/Unlimited miles from original in-service date if purchased while under original warranty, or 1 year/Unlimited miles if purchased outside of new-vehicle warranty; no deductible, transferable to subsequent owners
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a Rigorous inspection by factory-certified technicians.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The AMG GLE 43 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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