All-wheel drive is standard for the two trims.
Engine has loads of power to haul people and cargo easily.
Handling is more controlled than the four-door GLE.
Consistent brakes with an intuitive pedal feel.
Base trim comes with a lot of amenities for convenience and comfort.
Several advanced safety and driver assist technology come standard.
Ample headroom and legroom in the front row of seats.
Fit and finish of the interior is tight and clean.
Seat comfort is very good and remained comfortable even on longer trips.
Ride quality is compliant and imperfections did not interrupt the ride harshly.
Top-of-the-line trim is reaching six figures in price.
Rear-wheel drive is not an option unlike the four-door GLE.
No safety rating from major testing organizations means survivability in crashes in uncertain.
Running boards are useless and even get in the way of entry.
Swooping roof line means headroom is limited for passengers in the second row.
Space for cargo at the back isn’t the roomiest.
Fuel efficiency takes a hit with the power output of the engines.
No hybrid powertrain configuration unlike the four-door GLE.