It's not the first luxury SUV that Mercedes Benz has built in the USA. In fact, Mercedes have been gifting us SUVs made in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for years. And it's all working out very well, both for Mercedes Benz and drivers in general.
If you're looking for a big, tall SUV with plenty of room and a chunky look and feel, the GLE 4x4 should be on your shortlist. Big is a word you'll find used to describe this 4x4 in most reviews and, as they say, big is beautiful. You'll have room for the family and quite possibly next door's family too. It's a lifestyle SUV, built for adventures and long trips away and it has Mercedes own very recognisable class.
There's a decent range of engine options to choose from. It's worth considering those that best suit your driving style and needs. You'll be able to select from petrol, diesel or a new plug-in hybrid version planet and pocket saving for the savvy amongst you. If excitement is more your style than economy, there are even two AMGs that give you plenty of road thrill potential. All that and 4-wheel-drive to boot great for slippery roads.
The Mercedes Benz GLE 4x4 has all the usual class inside the cockpit. Everything is premium quality, everything is understated yet instantly says 'luxury'. Seats are comfortable, with plenty of adjustments available. Even the tallest of drivers and passengers won't have any difficultly finding a comfortable position.
The GLE comes with Mercedes' top-spec infotainment system, it features two massive 12.3 inch displays and has DAB, Bluetooth and sat-nav as standard. It's voice-activated and, unlike some rivals, the feature is responsive and recognises natural speech effectively.