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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 580

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 580

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$68,417 — $118,569 NEW and USED
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5-7 Seats
19 MPG
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 580 Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

By Brian Wong

Our preliminary testing of the redesigned 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class had positive returns, to put it mildly. Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman went so far as to say that the GLE had “set the new segment benchmark for luxury SUVs.” High praise indeed.

Related: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Excellence at a Premium

This means we’re tickled by the announcement of another member to the GLE lineup. The 2020 GLE580 will sit atop the GLE-Class offerings (AMG models excepted), and the big news is the addition of an electrified V-8 powertrain to the SUV’s engine offerings.

Mercedes has taken its twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 and added a mild-hybrid 48-volt onboard electrical system and integrated starter generator, which Mercedes calls EQ Boost. The V-8 alone makes 483 horsepower and 516 pounds-feet of torque; EQ Boost provides an extra 184 pounds-feet of torque and 21 hp as needed over short periods. That’s a total output of 504 hp. If that sounds like a lot of power, it is – it actually tops the 450-hp total output of the mild-hybrid inline-six-cylinder 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLE53, an impressive feat (though it won’t come with that vehicle’s “sport” air fragrance). All-wheel drive is standard.

Apart from that, expect a lot of luxury and technology as found on the rest of the GLE models including the Mercedes-Benz User Experience multimedia system and its pair of 12.3-inch screens, the E-Active body control suspension and a plush interior. The 2020 GLE580 will start at $77,795 (including...

Our preliminary testing of the redesigned 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class had positive returns, to put it mildly. Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman went so far as to say that the GLE had “set the new segment benchmark for luxury SUVs.” High praise indeed.

Related: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Excellence at a Premium

This means we’re tickled by the announcement of another member to the GLE lineup. The 2020 GLE580 will sit atop the GLE-Class offerings (AMG models excepted), and the big news is the addition of an electrified V-8 powertrain to the SUV’s engine offerings.

Mercedes has taken its twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 and added a mild-hybrid 48-volt onboard electrical system and integrated starter generator, which Mercedes calls EQ Boost. The V-8 alone makes 483 horsepower and 516 pounds-feet of torque; EQ Boost provides an extra 184 pounds-feet of torque and 21 hp as needed over short periods. That’s a total output of 504 hp. If that sounds like a lot of power, it is – it actually tops the 450-hp total output of the mild-hybrid inline-six-cylinder 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLE53, an impressive feat (though it won’t come with that vehicle’s “sport” air fragrance). All-wheel drive is standard.

Apart from that, expect a lot of luxury and technology as found on the rest of the GLE models including the Mercedes-Benz User Experience multimedia system and its pair of 12.3-inch screens, the E-Active body control suspension and a plush interior. The 2020 GLE580 will start at $77,795 (including destination charges), about $20,000 more than the entry-level AWD GLE350. It will go on sale late this year.

Cars.com’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with Cars.com’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of Cars.com’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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

Total beast

by Ed from San Francisco, CA on February 20, 2020

this car is a sleeper. It's beautifully appointed and comfortable to tool around town, and an absolute beast on the highway. A real joy to drive. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 580 currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 580 Base

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

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
good

Crash Avoidance and Mitigation

Front Crash Prevention
superior

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Headlights

Overall Rating
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
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side

Overall Evaluation
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side - Driver Injury Measures

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side - Passenger Injury Measures

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

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Mercedes-Benz

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

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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 580 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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