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Mercedes-AMG GLE verdict

2019 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 54.0

Written by Murray Scullion Published: 24 November 2021 Updated: 12 October 2023

Should you buy one?

Yes, you most definitely should. Obviously there are some caveats. It’s a lot of money and it’s not all that practical but it will really make you smile every day.

Importantly the Mercedes is more forgiving than a Porsche Cayenne Turbo, BMW X5M or Audi RS Q8 making it better to live with day-to-day .

While it’s still plenty fast, drives brilliantly, and sounds like thunder.

What we like

The noise. It’s loud and will always perk you up. And if you’re feeling embarrassed you can turn the exhaust to quiet.

It’s also brilliantly silly. All that weight and leather and it’s still entertaining to drive.

What we don’t like

It costs a lot to buy, there isn’t a huge amount of room in the rear, plus if you really try you can get the mpg down to single figures.

The silliness might be a bit much for some. At a time when the environmental effects of humans are being scrutinised further and further, a powerful SUV might not be the most fashionable choice.

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Mercedes-AMG GLE side

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