2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid

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Key Specs

of the 2018 Mercedes‑Benz GLE 550e Plug‑In Hybrid. 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 GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid

  • 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 GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid 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. 


Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid has not been tested.

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 GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid 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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