2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G 550
If you are in the market for a Mercedes-Benz SUV, you want to know the difference between the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 AWD 4MATIC® SUV vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G 550 with Navigation. Both of these models have a lot to offer enthusiasts in Philadelphia, so the team at Mercedes-Benz of Cherry Hill put together this comparison.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 AWD 4MATIC® SUV Vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G 550: Pricing
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 AWD 4MATIC® is the base GLE-Class model with added all-wheel-drive. The starting price for this model is $57,250. If you prefer a model from the G-Class, you might consider the base model, starting at $131,600.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 AWD 4MATIC® SUV Vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G 550: Performance
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 AWD 4MATIC® SUV is equipped with a 255-horsepower turbo-four engine, nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive. It’s rated at 19/26 mpg and can tow up to 7,700 pounds when properly equipped. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G 550 features a 416-horsepower twin-turbo engine and nine-speed automatic transmission for more power.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 AWD 4MATIC® SUV Vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G 550: Interior
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE has standard seating for five, but you can add a third-row seat to increase capacity to seven. However, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G 550 does not offer a third-row option. Additionally, the GLE contains 33.3 cubic feet of cargo room behind the rear seats and a total of 74.9 cubic feet when you fold that row down. In comparison, the 2021 G-Class G 550 holds 38.1 cubic feet behind the back row and 68.6 cubic feet with the seats folded down.
Both models feature a lot of the same standard equipment, such as a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a 12.3-inch touch screen, a navigation system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD Radio, satellite radio and Bluetooth®. The GLE also contains five USB ports, wireless device charging, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, a sunroof, a hands-free power liftgate and proximity keyless entry, while the G 550 adds two USB ports, a touchpad controller and a premium 15-speaker Burmester sound system.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 AWD 4MATIC® SUV Vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G 550: Exterior
The size is the biggest difference between these two Mercedes-Benz SUV models. A 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV dimensions measure 195″ L x 79″ W x 71″ H with tire sizes ranging from 19-, 20- or 21-inches. You also get 11 exterior color options. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class dimensions are 190-192″ L x 76-78″ W x 77-78″ H with 19- or 20-inch wheels. Plus, this large SUV offers 36 exterior color options.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 AWD 4MATIC® SUV Vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G 550: Safety Features
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 AWD has been rated as Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, while the 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G 550 is still waiting on ratings for the new model year, but we expect it to fare well.
The new GLE 350 includes a rearview camera, driver drowsiness monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, pedestrian detection, hands-free park assist, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring and forward collision warning. While the 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class includes much of the same equipment, it also adds the Mercedes Pre-Safe and Pre-Safe Sound systems, along with adaptive headlights, lane-keep assist, automatic high-beam headlights, lane departure warning, parallel and perpendicular park assist, adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert and traffic sign recognition.
Test Drive a Mercedes-Benz in Philadelphia
There’s no reason to wait any longer to test drive a new Mercedes-Benz SUV in Philadelphia. Visit our Mercedes-Benz dealership to compare the GLE 350 to the G-Class G 550 side-by-side.