2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV Exterior and Dimensions

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV Exterior Design Rating

2022 GLE-Class SUV Exterior

The Mercedes-Benz GLE looks smart with its dynamic frontal styling, the sloping body-color C-pillar that has now become a GLE trademark, and horizontal taillights that follow the latest Mercedes fashion. To most eyes and ours, it's an elegant and good-looking SUV. The GLE 350 and 450 models ride on twin five-spoke 19-inch alloy wheels, while the GLE 580 gets 20-inch AMG twin five-spoke wheels. Models with 19-inch wheels can be upgraded to 20 or 21 inches at extra cost, although some of the AMG wheel options require that you specify the AMG Line Exterior Package and/or Night Package. Some of the 22-inch wheel options require the AirMatic suspension and are, as a result, not available on the GLE 350, which does not offer this option. LED daytime running lights and all-LED headlights and rear lights are standard on all models, as are roof rails and a powered tilting/sliding sunroof.

2022 GLE-Class SUV Exterior Photos

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Comparing the dimensions of the mid-range six-cylinder models, the GLE 450 4Matic is 194.3 inches long, exactly the same as the BMW X5 xDrive40i, but shorter than the Audi Q7 Premium Plus 55 TFSI's 199.3 inches. It has a 117.9-inch wheelbase and stands 70.7 inches tall, with a width of 76.7 inches without the side mirrors. Curb weights on the GLE vary from 4,608 pounds for the GLE 350 RWD to 5,280 lbs for the GLE 580. This is heavier than both the X5 and Q7 with similar specs equipped.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV Exterior Dimensions:

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV TrimsGLE 350 SUVGLE 350 4MATIC SUVGLE 450 4MATIC SUVGLE 580 4MATIC SUV
Max Width76.7 in.76.7 in.76.7 in.76.7 in.
Length194.3 in.194.3 in.194.3 in.194.3 in.
Height70.7 in.70.7 in.70.7 in.70.4 in.
Wheelbase117.9 in.117.9 in.117.9 in.117.9 in.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV Weight Information:

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV TrimsCurb Weight
GLE 350 SUV4,610 lbs.
GLE 350 4MATIC SUV4,718 lbs.
GLE 450 4MATIC SUV5,016 lbs.
GLE 580 4MATIC SUV5,280 lbs.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV Tires:

Front TireP255/50HR19
Rear TireP255/50HR19
Spare TireCompact

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV Wheels:

Wheels TypeAluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size19" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size19" x 8"

Exterior Colors

In the US, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV is offered in Black and Polar White as the only no-cost, non-metallic paint finishes. Metallic paints cost $720, with various options on offer: Obsidian Black, Iridium Silver, Mojave Silver, Lunar Blue, Brilliant Blue, Emerald Green, and Selenite Grey. Cirrus Silver is newly added to this list for 2022. The designo Cardinal Red ($1,080) and Diamond White ($1,515) metallic options are more expensive but definitely make a statement. We think the GLE looks quite menacing in an understated way in the smoky, dark-silver Selenite Grey metallic, especially on 21-inch multi-spoke AMG wheels.

  • Obsidian Black Metallic +$750
  • Lunar Blue Metallic +$750
  • Cirrus Silver Metallic +$750
  • Emerald Green Metallic +$750
  • Mojave Silver Metallic +$750
  • Selenite Grey Metallic +$750
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic +$750
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic, Build Out: 3/3/2022 +$750
  • Cardinal Red Metallic +$1,080
  • Diamond White Bright +$1,515
  • MANUFAKTUR Diamond White Bright +$1,750
  • Black
  • Polar White

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