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Compare Ford Escape vs Mercedes GLE W166

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Neoscore
78%
Pros
  • Well-built cabin
  • Comfortable ride
  • Excellent on-road dynamics
  • Lots of hybrid options
  • Good power and handling in the GLE63
  • Low official fuel consumption in the PHEV
  • High cargo capacity
  • Good towing capacity
Cons
  • Nothing in particular
  • Hybrid nonsense
  • More bland in styling
  • Too many gears in the 9G-Tronic

Variants

1.5T
2.0T
Hybrid
PHEV
GLE 250d
GLE 350d
GLE 400
GLE 450 AMG
GLE 500
GLE 500 e
GLE 63 AMG
GLE 63 AMG S

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
GLE 63 AMG S690 L / 24.4 cu-ft ~ 2010 L / 71.0 cu-ftGLE 63 AMG690 L / 24.4 cu-ft ~ 2010 L / 71.0 cu-ftGLE 250d690 L / 24.4 cu-ft ~ 2010 L / 71.0 cu-ft690 L / 24.4 cu-ft ~ 2010 L / 71.0 cu-ftGLE 350d690 L / 24.4 cu-ft ~ 2010 L / 71.0 cu-ftGLE 400690 L / 24.4 cu-ft ~ 2010 L / 71.0 cu-ftGLE 500 e480 L / 17.0 cu-ft ~ 1800 L / 63.6 cu-ftGLE 500690 L / 24.4 cu-ft ~ 2010 L / 71.0 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
GLE 63 AMG S7.5 L / 7.9 qtGLE 63 AMG7.5 L / 7.9 qtGLE 250d10.0 L / 10.6 qt10.0 L / 10.6 qtGLE 350d10.0 L / 10.6 qtGLE 40010.5 L / 11.1 qtGLE 500 e9.7 L / 10.2 qtGLE 50012.9 L / 13.6 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
GLE 450 AMG7.0 L / 7.4 qtGLE 63 AMG S8.5 L / 9.0 qtGLE 63 AMG8.5 L / 9.0 qtGLE 250d6.5 L / 6.9 qt6.5 L / 6.9 qtGLE 350d8.0 L / 8.5 qtGLE 4007.0 L / 7.4 qtGLE 500 e7.0 L / 7.4 qtGLE 5008.5 L / 9.0 qt
Fuel Capacity
GLE 450 AMG93.0 L / 24.6 galGLE 63 AMG S93.0 L / 24.6 galGLE 63 AMG93.0 L / 24.6 galGLE 250d93.0 L / 24.6 gal93.0 L / 24.6 galGLE 350d93.0 L / 24.6 galGLE 40093.0 L / 24.6 galGLE 500 e80.0 L / 21.1 galGLE 50093.0 L / 24.6 gal
Passengers
5
Payload
GLE 450 AMG825 kg / 1819 lbsGLE 63 AMG S780 kg / 1720 lbsGLE 63 AMG780 kg / 1720 lbsGLE 250d875 kg / 1929 lbs850 kg / 1874 lbsGLE 350d850 kg / 1874 lbsGLE 400845 kg / 1863 lbsGLE 500 e660 kg / 1455 lbsGLE 500790 kg / 1742 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
GLE 450 AMGVentilated discsGLE 63 AMG SVentilated discsGLE 63 AMGVentilated discsGLE 250dDiscDiscGLE 350dDiscGLE 400Ventilated discsGLE 500 eVentilated discsGLE 500Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Tire Size
GLE 450 AMG265/45 R20GLE 63 AMG S295/45 ZR21GLE 63 AMG265/45 R20GLE 250d235/65 R17235/65 R17GLE 350d235/65 R17GLE 400255/55 R18GLE 500 e255/50 R19, 265/45 R20, 265/40 R21GLE 500255/50 R19
Turning Circle
11.8 m / 38.7 ft

Construction

Body Style
GLE 450 AMG5-door SUVGLE 63 AMG S5-door SUVGLE 63 AMG5-door SUVGLE 250d5-door SUV5-door SUVGLE 350d5-door SUVGLE 4005-door SUVGLE 500 e5-door plug-in hybrid SUVGLE 5005-door SUV
Trim Levels
S, SE, SE Sport, SEL, Titanium

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
202 mm / 8.0 in
Size | Height
1679 mm
1796 mm / 70.7 in
Size | Length
4585 mm
4819 mm / 189.7 in
Size | Width
1882 mm
1935 mm / 76.2 in | 2141 mm / 84.3 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front
1648.0 mm / 64.9 in
Track Width | Rear
1663.0 mm / 65.5 in
Weight
1496-1611 kgHybrid1612-1681 kgPHEV1762 kg
GLE 450 AMG2105.0 kg / 4640.7 lbsGLE 63 AMG S2270.0 kg / 5004.5 lbsGLE 63 AMG2270.0 kg / 5004.5 lbsGLE 250d2075.0 kg / 4574.6 lbs2000.0 kg / 4409.2 lbsGLE 350d2100.0 kg / 4629.7 lbsGLE 4002055.0 kg / 4530.5 lbsGLE 500 e2390.0 kg / 5269.0 lbsGLE 5002160.0 kg / 4762.0 lbs
Wheel Size
GLE 450 AMG20 inGLE 63 AMG S21 inGLE 63 AMG20 inGLE 250d17 in17 inGLE 350d17 inGLE 40018 inGLE 500 e8.5J x 19, 9J x 20, 9J x 21GLE 50019 in
Wheelbase
2710 mm
2915 mm / 114.8 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
GLE 450 AMG5.7 secGLE 63 AMG S4.2 secGLE 63 AMG4.3 secGLE 250d8.6 sec8.6 secGLE 350d7.1 secGLE 4006.1 secGLE 500 e5.3 secGLE 5005.3 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
GLE 450 AMG5.4 secGLE 63 AMG S4.0 secGLE 63 AMG4.1 secGLE 250d8.2 sec8.2 secGLE 350d6.7 secGLE 4005.8 secGLE 500 e5.0 secGLE 5005.0 sec
CO2 Emission
GLE 450 AMG199 g/kmGLE 63 AMG S276 g/kmGLE 63 AMG276 g/kmGLE 250d156 ~ 149 g/km146 ~ 140 g/kmGLE 350d179 ~ 169 g/kmGLE 400215 ~ 209 g/kmGLE 500 e78 ~ 84 g/kmGLE 500269 ~ 258 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.35
Electric Range
30.0 km / 18.6 mi
Fuel Economy
GLE 450 AMG8.6 L/100km / 27.4 MPG (combined) | 10.9 L/100km / 21.6 MPG (urban) | 7.2 L/100km / 32.7 MPG (highway)GLE 63 AMG S11.8 L/100km / 19.9 MPG (combined) | 15.7 L/100km / 15.0 MPG (urban) | 9.6 L/100km / 24.5 MPG (highway)GLE 63 AMG11.8 L/100km / 19.9 MPG (combined) | 15.7 L/100km / 15.0 MPG (urban) | 9.6 L/100km / 24.5 MPG (highway)GLE 250d5.9 L/100km / 39.9 MPG (combined) | 6.6 L/100km / 35.6 MPG (urban) | 5.5 L/100km / 42.8 MPG (highway)5.6 L/100km / 42.0 MPG (combined) | 6.1 L/100km / 38.6 MPG (urban) | 5.3 L/100km / 44.4 MPG (highway)GLE 350d6.6 L/100km / 35.6 MPG (combined) | 7.3 L/100km / 32.2 MPG (urban) | 6.2 L/100km / 37.9 MPG (highway)GLE 4009.2 L/100km / 25.6 MPG (combined) | 11.5 L/100km / 20.5 MPG (urban) | 7.8 L/100km / 30.2 MPG (highway)GLE 500 e3.3 L/100km / 71.3 MPG (combined)GLE 50011.5 L/100km / 20.5 MPG (combined) | 15.2 L/100km / 15.5 MPG (urban) | 9.5 L/100km / 24.8 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
GLE 450 AMG250.0 km/h / 155.3 mphGLE 63 AMG S250.0 km/h / 155.3 mphGLE 63 AMG250.0 km/h / 155.3 mphGLE 250d210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph210.0 km/h / 130.5 mphGLE 350d225.0 km/h / 139.8 mphGLE 400247.0 km/h / 153.5 mphGLE 500 e245.0 km/h / 152.2 mph, 130.0 km/h / 80.8 mph (EV mode)GLE 500250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
Towing Capacity
GLE 450 AMG750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 3500 kg / 7716 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)GLE 63 AMG S750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 3050 kg / 6724 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)GLE 63 AMG750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 3050 kg / 6724 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)GLE 250d750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 3500 kg / 7716 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2500 kg / 5512 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)GLE 350d750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 3500 kg / 7716 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)GLE 400750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 3500 kg / 7716 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)GLE 500 e750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2000 kg / 4409 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)GLE 500750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 3500 kg / 7716 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
HybridFWD, AWD (optional)PHEVFWD1.5TFWD, AWD (optional)2.0TAWD
GLE 450 AMGFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveGLE 63 AMG SFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveGLE 63 AMGFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveGLE 250dFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveGLE 350dFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveGLE 400Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveGLE 500 eFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveGLE 500Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 6
Engine
GLE 450 AMGM 276.821GLE 63 AMG SM 157 DE 55 AL/M 157.982GLE 63 AMGM 157 DE 55 AL/M 157.982GLE 250dOM 651.960OM 651.960GLE 350dOM 642.826GLE 400M 276.821GLE 500 eM 276 DE 30 LAGLE 500M 278.928
Engine | Bore
88.0 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
GLE 450 AMG10.7:1GLE 63 AMG S10.0:1GLE 63 AMG10.0:1GLE 250d16.2:116.2:1GLE 350d15.5:1GLE 40010.5:1GLE 500 e10.5:1GLE 50010.5:1
Engine | Displacement
Hybrid2.5 LPHEV2.5 L1.5T1.5 L2.0T2.0 L
GLE 450 AMG3.0 L / 182.8 cu-in / 2996.0 ccGLE 63 AMG S5.5 L / 333.3 cu-in / 5461.0 ccGLE 63 AMG5.5 L / 333.3 cu-in / 5461.0 ccGLE 250d2.1 L / 130.8 cu-in / 2143.0 cc2.1 L / 130.8 cu-in / 2143.0 ccGLE 350d3.0 L / 182.3 cu-in / 2987.0 ccGLE 4003.0 L / 182.8 cu-in / 2996.0 ccGLE 500 e3.0 L / 182.8 cu-in / 2996.0 ccGLE 5004.7 L / 284.6 cu-in / 4663.0 cc
Engine | Power
Hybrid198 hpPHEV209 hp1.5T180 hp2.0T250 hp
GLE 450 AMG367.0 hp / 273.7 kW @ 5500-6000 rpmGLE 63 AMG S585.0 hp / 436.2 kW @ 5500 rpmGLE 63 AMG558.0 hp / 416.1 kW @ 5750 rpmGLE 250d204.0 hp / 152.1 kW @ 3800 rpm204.0 hp / 152.1 kW @ 3800 rpmGLE 350d258.0 hp / 192.4 kW @ 3400 rpmGLE 400333.0 hp / 248.3 kW @ 5250-6000 rpmGLE 500 e333.0 hp / 248.3 kW @ 5250-6000 rpm + 116.0 hp / 86.5 kW @ 3500 rpm (electric motor)GLE 500435.0 hp / 324.4 kW @ 5250 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
GLE 450 AMG122.5 hp/L / 2.0 hp/cu-inGLE 63 AMG S107.1 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-inGLE 63 AMG102.2 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-inGLE 250d95.2 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in95.2 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-inGLE 350d86.4 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-inGLE 400111.1 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-inGLE 500 e111.1 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-inGLE 50093.3 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
82.1 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Torque
1.5T177 ft-lbs2.0T275 ft-lbs
GLE 450 AMG520 Nm / 383.5 lb-ft @ 2000-4000 rpmGLE 63 AMG S760 Nm / 560.5 lb-ft @ 1750-5250 rpmGLE 63 AMG700 Nm / 516.3 lb-ft @ 1750-5500 rpmGLE 250d500 Nm / 368.8 lb-ft @ 1600-1800 rpm500 Nm / 368.8 lb-ft @ 1600-1800 rpmGLE 350d620 Nm / 457.3 lb-ft @ 1600 rpmGLE 400480 Nm / 354.0 lb-ft @ 1600-4000 rpmGLE 500 e480 Nm / 354.0 lb-ft @ 1600-4000 rpm + 340 Nm / 250.8 lb-ft @ 0-2000 rpmGLE 500700 Nm / 516.3 lb-ft @ 1800-4000 rpm
Engine | Type
Ecoboost I3 turbo, EcoBoost I4 turbo, Hybrid (SE Sport, Titanium) or PHEV (SE, SEL, Titanium)
GLE 450 AMGBi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 engine with 4 values per cylinderGLE 63 AMG SBi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 engine with 4 values per cylinderGLE 63 AMGBi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 engine with 4 values per cylinderGLE 250dTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderGLE 350dTurbocharged commonrail diesel V6 engine with 4 values per cylinderGLE 400Bi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 engine with 4 values per cylinderGLE 500 eBi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderGLE 500Bi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Fuel Capacity
14.7 gallons (1.5T); 15.8 gallons (2.0T); 14.2 gallons (Hybrid); 11 gallons (PHEV)
Transmission | Gears
1.5T8-speed2.0T8-speed
GLE 450 AMG9GLE 63 AMG S7GLE 63 AMG7GLE 250d99GLE 350d9GLE 4007GLE 500 e7GLE 5007
Transmission | Type
HybridECVTPHEVECVT1.5TAutomatic2.0TAutomatic
GLE 450 AMGAutomatic 9G-TRONICGLE 63 AMG SAutomatic 7G-TRONICGLE 63 AMGAutomatic 7G-TRONICGLE 250dAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic 9G-TRONICGLE 350dAutomatic 9G-TRONICGLE 400Automatic 7G-TRONIC PLUSGLE 500 eAutomatic 7G-TRONIC PLUSGLE 500Automatic 7G-TRONIC PLUS

Production

Availability
2019 Q3
2015 ~ 2018
Debut
2019-04
Made In
USA
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