2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e plug-in hybrid


Ranked #4 in Plug In Hybrid Suv

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Starting MSRP $66,700
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Key Spec of 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e plug-in hybrid
fuel economy


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436 hp @ 1600 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Outperforms rivals

Very few in-cabin storage compartments

No major changes

Powerful than its AMG variants too

Ride feels stiff with the standard suspension

Abundance of features

Lavishly designed interiors

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e plug-in hybrid Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: November 5, 2022

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Armed with a 3.0L twin-turbocharged Inline-4 engine and a single 85-kW electric motor with an 8.7-kWh battery pack, fused to an 8-speed automatic transmission, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid SUV makes 436 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. Standalone, the engine makes 362 horsepower. This powertrain helps the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e SUV cover 0-60 in 5.3 seconds. You can drive the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e SUV for 10 miles on the electric system alone, making it good for a small trip in the city. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e SUV achieves an impressive 43 MPGe combined while getting 21 MPG from the traditional engine alone. With a base price of MSRP $66,700, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e SUV makes a formidable competitor in the midsize SUV segment, locking horns with the Volvo XC90 Plug-in Hybrid SUV, the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV, and the less powerful BMW X5 Plug-in Hybrid.

Trim wise pricing breakdown

NameInvoice PriceMSRPNumber of Listings
4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7A)$62031$6670014 Listings

Over All Rating

7.5Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#4 in Plug In Hybrid Suv

#9 in Midsize Suv

#15 in Suv


Base$66,700 onwards
  • 19-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Rain Sensing Windshield wipers

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vehicle bio

base price$66700

body style4dr SUV

engine type

displacement183 cu in

horse power436 hp @ 1600 rpm

torque479 lb.-ft.

transmission7-speed shiftable automatic


length189.7 in

wheelbase114.8 in

width76.2 in

curb weight5456 lbs

height70.7 in

ground clearance7 in


cargo volume80.3 cu ft

passenger capacity5 Seats

fuel economy

city/combined/highway21/21/26 mpg


basic warranty4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

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