2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV Interior and Cargo

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV Interior & Cargo Rating

2022 GLE-Class SUV Interior

In common with other Mercedes models, the GLE's interior is very modern and stylish, with the ambient lighting offering any ambiance you desire. Some people might lament the absence of the trademark round air vents found in some other models, but the expansive twin 12.3-inch full-color displays - one a digital gauge cluster and the other the MBUX touchscreen - redresses the imbalance most emphatically. Build quality and materials are generally excellent, although prodding and poking may elicit the odd creak or groan from the trim. The first two rows are comfortable and spacious but the middle row doesn't recline or slide. The optional ($2,100) third row is fine for children. Up front, power heated seats are standard, as well as dual-zone climate control, double sun visors, wireless phone charging, and a retractable luggage cover.

2022 GLE-Class SUV Interior Photos

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Seating and Interior Space

Seating comfort is excellent and space is plentiful in the first two rows. Ventilation can be added at extra cost to the front seats and heating to the second row. The ride height and good visibility mean an excellent view out, although there are some blinds spots to the rear. Like the X5 and Q7, the optional third row is somewhat cramped and only really suitable for people of small stature or children. It is great for occasional use on the school run or for carpooling, but not for long distances. It's also a hassle to clamber into the third row through the rear doors.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV Interior Dimensions:

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV TrimsGLE 350 SUVGLE 350 4MATIC SUVGLE 450 4MATIC SUVGLE 580 4MATIC SUV
Headroom Front Seat40.5 in.40.5 in.40.5 in.40.5 in.
Headroom Back Seat39.6 in.39.6 in.39.6 in.39.6 in.
Legroom Front Seat40.3 in.40.3 in.40.3 in.40.3 in.
Legroom Back Seat40.9 in.40.9 in.40.9 in.40.9 in.
Shoulder Room Front59.3 in.59.3 in.59.3 in.59.3 in.
Shoulder Room Rear58.3 in.58.3 in.58.3 in.58.3 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

The upholstery is MB-Tex imitation leather, though real leather is standard on the GLE 580. On the GLE 350 and 450, the MB-Tex can be had in Black, Espresso Brown/Black, and Macchiato Beige/Black combinations. The Black MB-Tex/Dinamica combination can only be had with the $400 AMG Line Interior. Upgrading to leather costs $1,620 and requires the front-seat-memory function at an additional $350. Three leather combinations are available: Black and Macchiato Beige / Black carry over from last year; Espresso Brown / Black is new this year. Black Nappa leather costs $2,990 and requires both the $350 memory-seat function and $400 AMG Line Interior; this year, the Nappa leather can also be had in White / Black. Black Exclusive Nappa leather requires the seat-memory function only.

The GLE 580's standard upholstery is either Black or Macchiato Beige/Black leather, but no-cost MB-Tex/Dinamica - or the $1,370 Nappa leather option - can be had instead and compels the $400 AMG Line Interior. The Black Exclusive Nappa leather can be had without the AMG interior. In terms of dash and door trim, all GLEs offer the same options. Standard, no-cost trims comprise Grey Linden wood and Aluminium with a longitudinal grain. For $160, either of two wood trims can be specified: Natural Grain Grey Oak or Natural Grain Brown Walnut. The Metal Weave trim costs $600, and an extra $859 is added to the bill when you opt for the designo wood trims in either of the two styles: Natural Grain Black Flamed Ash and Brown Linden 'Flowing Lines'.

2022 GLE-Class SUV Trunk and Cargo Space

There is very little space for luggage behind the third row in a mid-size SUV, which is why their use as seven-seaters is at best occasional and for short trips only. They can be used on long road trips with lots of luggage when the third row is folded down and, in this configuration, the GLE offers a class-competitive 33.3 cubic feet of space. This compares well with the X5's 33.9 cu ft and the slightly larger Q7's 35.7 cu ft. The third row splits 50/50 and the second row, 40/20/40. With the rear seats folded flat, there is a generous 74.9 cubes of space. There are lots of places to store oddments and put drinks in the interior with multiple cubbies and door pockets.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV Bed Size:

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV TrimsGLE 350 SUVGLE 350 4MATIC SUVGLE 450 4MATIC SUVGLE 580 4MATIC SUV
Box Height (Area)35 in.35 in.35 in.35 in.

2022 GLE-Class SUV Infotainment and Features


The GLE is fairly comprehensively equipped and standard features include powered and heated front seats, a powered tailgate, a SmartKey with hands-free access and go (including remote starting), an electric tilting/sliding sunroof, double sun visors, a power-adjustable tilting and telescoping steering wheel with Touch Control Buttons, 64-color ambient lighting, a garage-door opener, a wireless phone-charging pad, and auto-dimming / power-folding door mirrors. The standard safety suite comprises Mercedes Pre-Safe, brake assist, parking-damage detection, Mercedes eCall emergency-call services, seven airbags, a backup camera, LED headlights with adaptive high-beam assist, attention assist, and blind spot assistance. The GLE 580 has a standard household-style 115-volt power outlet, too.


The Mercedes-Benz MBUX infotainment system is well stocked and is controlled via a 12.3-inch touchscreen, a touchpad controller, a voice-command feature that understands natural language, and 'Hey, Mercedes' keyword recognition. Included in MBUX are navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth connectivity. Catering to both the driver and other passengers are five USB-C ports, and another two are added if a third row is equipped. In front of the driver is a digital gauge cluster that also measures 12.3 inches. The steering wheel is equipped with Mercedes' Touch Control Buttons and the sound system features audio streaming and has eight speakers, a FrontBass system, SiriusXM satellite radio with a six-month all-access trial, and HD Radio. A Burmester surround-sound audio system with 13 speakers is standard on the GLE 580 and is optionally available on the other two trims, along with many other extras, such as a head-up display and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

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