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The 2022 Mercedes Benz GLE450 – The Family Friendly SUV

With style, comfort, and a splash of luxury, the latest Mercedes Benz GLE450 has something for everyone.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 - The Family Friendly SUV
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Are you tired of hearing “are we there yet?” from the backseat. So are we. The good news is that with the GLE450 you can turn that “are we there yet” into a “do we have to get out” with ease.

That’s because it’s comfortable, spacious, and packed with features that the kids, and you, will love. And it’s so fun to drive you might just take a few extra trips around the block to stay behind the wheel a little bit longer.

Don’t believe us? Just check out what the 2022 Mercedes Benz GLE450 has to offer.

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Safety First

When you’re putting your family in the car the first thing you think about is safety. With the Mercedes Benz GLE450, you get to rest easy knowing that they’re in a vehicle with top-of-the-line safety marks.

Not only does it have a 5-star NHTSA safety rating, but the IIHS gives it top marks across the board in every category.

And when you dive into everything that the 2022 Mercedes Benz GLE450 has to offer it’s not hard to see why. Standard features include automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

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While many newer vehicles include these features few include them standard like Mercedes Benz does with the GLE450.

Of course, if the worst does happen and you get into an accident with top marks in crashworthiness, you and your family are still getting the best possible protection.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 - The Family Friendly SUV

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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 - The Family Friendly SUV

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Comfort and Cargo Space Galore

A cramped environment is the last thing you want to deal with when you’re on a long road trip with family. But you also don’t want to sacrifice cargo space for leg space. With the GLE450 you get the best of both worlds.

The second row has 40.9 inches of legroom, 40.4 inches of headroom, and 58.3 inches of rear shoulder room, which is more than enough for a comfortable ride.

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Add in the fact that you get 33.3 cubic feet of cargo space with kids in the back seat and that means there’s plenty of room for kids, golf bags, and everything else you need for your trip.

Even better when traveling without any backseat companions, you get an impressive 74.9 cubic feet of cargo space!

Finally, while two rows come standard, there is an option for an additional third row if you need the extra seats.

Mercedes-Benz GLE450 - State of the Art Technology

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State of the Art Technology

Everything about the GLE450 feels luxurious and like you’re getting the best technology there is. It feels that way because that’s what you are getting. It all starts with the dashboard and infotainment system.

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The entire display is touchscreen, and it’s all part of a connected system and digitizes everything for you. But while that feels state-of-the-art, it’s really only the tip of the technological iceberg.

Other features like a wireless smartphone charging pad, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and even a hands-free AI system come standard. To activate the hands-free AI system you’ll need to download the app and subscribe to the free service, and then all you need to do is say “Hey, Mercedes,” and the car does the rest.

As a final technological feature, the GLE450 also comes with a parking damage notification system. This system sends an alert straight to your phone if something jostles your vehicle when it’s parked. This lets you check out the damage and determine what happened faster than ever.

Packages and Options to Consider

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While there are plenty of standard features with the GLE450, with Mercedes there are tons of luxurious add-ons you need to consider.

One of their most popular packages is the “Premium Package.” This package includes an upgraded Burmester high-definition audio system, a 360-degree parking camera, and a household 115-volt outlet you can use to power up different devices.

Another option you have to consider is the “Warmth and Comfort” package. It includes rapid heating for the front seats and heated front armrests and upper door panels.

From there, there are a ton of standalone upgrades you can go for. These upgrades include heated second-row seats, a four-zone climate control system, adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous drive, a panoramic roof, and a heated steering wheel.

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A final package you’ll want to consider is the third-row seat option. It allows you to upgrade to get power outlets in the second row and 2 USB-C ports in the third row. That means no more dead batteries on all your kid’s devices on your next road trip.

Mercedes-Benz GLE450 Performance Factors

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Performance Factors

Alright, we focused on the kids and family so far, but at some point you have to focus on you. With the GLE450 that all comes down to what’s under the hood.

It comes with a 3.0L turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine, and that engine pushes an impressive 362 horsepower at 5,500 to 6,100 rpm, and it can take you from 0 to 60 in just 5.5 seconds.

Paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission it’s not just quick and powerful, but it’s also smooth. The GLE450 is simply fun to drive, and when you’re dealing with kids on your next road trip, enjoying the drive yourself is worth every penny.

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Finally, in a world of rising fuel prices, you can’t ignore the fuel efficiency of a vehicle. Luckily for all the power numbers you get with the GLE450, it’s surprisingly fuel-efficient. You get 26-mpg highway, 20-mpg city, and 22 combined, meaning fewer trips to the gas station and quicker times to your destination.

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 Colors and Pricing

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Colors and Pricing

With the 2022 GLE450 there’s no shortage of exterior and interior colors and trim options. Because of the wide array of options available we came up with the chart below to highlight your options for you, and any associated upcharges for those selections.

If you’re interested in a GLE450 the standard model has an MSRP of $63,950, but with so many optional add-ons for luxury and premium features, the price can easily exceed $70,000.

The Final Drive

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When you get behind the wheel of a GLE450, you’re experiencing comfort, style, and a top-notch vehicle from lug nuts to headrests. Mercedes Benz created a top-notch vehicle that’s everything you could ask for, whether it’s a trip to the grocery store or a cross-country trip.

When you can’t sacrifice safety and comfort, the GLE 450 has you covered.

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