Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE 450 4MATIC 2020 - vs - Audi e-tron S 2021

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Average Price: 
$
61,150
Updated: 
14 May 2019
$
Updated: 
04 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
no
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0f0f96
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#e1e0de
Black
#000000
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#a02c32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#ede4d7
Iridium Silver Metallic
#adb1b2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294b
Mojave Silver Metallic
#999594
Emerald Green Metallic
#445044
Selenite Grey Metallic
#74849f

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class delivers no-compromise crossover SUV comfort and luxury.

Pros
Sublime interior
Comfortable ride
Strong engines
Luxurious options list

Cons
Price will climb fast
More wind and road noise than expected
Where's the AMG?
Tight third row

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class comes with all wheel drive, and rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic.The GLE has been fully redesigned for 2020.Part of the second GLE generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
Attractive, roomy and upscale cabin
MBUX infotainment system is an industry leader
GLE 450's optional E-Active suspension provides impressive handling stability
Excellent outward visibility

Cons
Options quickly drive the price up
Midgrade Airmatic suspension feels too floaty
Transmission shifts are more pronounced than we'd like

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class ranked #2 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 9 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
State-of-the-art infotainment and safety technology
Cabin is opulent, serene, and spacious
Vibrant powertrains
Comfortable, balanced handling

Cons
Infotainment system can be distracting to use

By: 
usnews.com

The 2021 E-Tron SUV and Sportback offer all the comfort, luxury, and features of Audi’s other premium models, with a fully electric twist.

PROS
Well-proportioned exteriors
Quiet, luxurious cabin
Straightforward, quick charging
Family-size interior space and versatility

CONS
Overly complex touchscreen layout
Climate controls low in line of sight
Range doesn’t measure up to Tesla

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2021, Audi introduces a more affordable base model that features the Premium designation. Available on both the regular and Sportback e-tron, it costs about $9000 less than the mid-level Premium Plus. It can also be equipped with the Convenience Plus package, which includes driver assists such as adaptive cruise control.

PROS
Whisper-quiet operation,
luxurious state-of-the-art cabin,
tows up to 4000 pounds.

CONS
Other luxury EVs have more range,
not very engaging behind the wheel,
none of the flashiness exhibited by rivals.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
Cylinders: 
6
inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
Torque: 
369ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
362hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
no
Door Pockets: 
yes
no
Cupholders: 
yes
no
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
no
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
no
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
no
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
driver assisted parking assist
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
194.30in
Width: 
76.70in
Height: 
70.70in
Front Track: 
65.60in
Wheel Base: 
117.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.50
Rear Head Room: 
39.60
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
40.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.30in

Weights and capacites

Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
Curb Weight: 
4991.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
no
Trip computer: 
yes
no
Techometer: 
yes
no
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
descent control
Center limited slip differential
electronic hi-lo gear selection

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
no
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -way power passenger seat
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
leatherette
10 -way power driver seat
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
folding center armrest
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
no
Satellite radio: 
no
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
no
no
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
no
Wheel size: 
19 x 8.0 in.
Wheels more: 
inside mounted spare tire
temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
no
Front head airbags: 
yes
no
Rear head airbags: 
yes
no
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
no
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
no
Traction control: 
yes
no
Child seat anchors: 
yes
no
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
no
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
no
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
no
Rear headrests: 
yes
no
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
no
More Safety Features: 
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
blind spot warning accident avoidance system
pre-collision safety system
brake drying
emergency braking preparation
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
LED headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Advanced Lighting Package
AMG Line Interior
ENERGIZING Package Plus
Driver Assistance Package PLUS
MBUX Technology Package
Warmth and Comfort Package
AMG Line Exterior
Premium Package
AIR-BALANCE Package
Acoustic Comfort Package
3rd Row Seat Package
Parking Assistance Package
AMG Line w/Night Package
Exterior Options: 
21" AMG Multispoke Wheels w/Black Accents
21" Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
19" Multispoke Wheels Black
21" AMG Multispoke Wheels
Illuminated Running Boards
Wheel Locking Bolts - Silver
Soft Close Doors
20" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
Load Sill Protector
Illuminated Star
Wheel Locking Bolts - Black
Panorama Sliding Sunroof
Trailer Hitch
Roof Spoiler
20" Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG 5-Spoke Wheels w/Black Accents
Surround View System
Black Side Cladding
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
Interior Options: 
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
Front Passenger Seat Memory
Headliner DINAMICA Black
Heated 2nd Row Seats
Active Multicontour Front Seats with Massage Feature
Heated/Cooled Front Cup Holders
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System
Power 2nd Row Side-Window Sunshades
Topstitched Nappa Leather Upper Dash and Door Trim
Heated Steering Wheel
MBUX Augmented Video for Navigation
Topstitched MB-Tex Upper Dash and Door Trim

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Nappa, premium leather
#12151d
Black/White Nappa, premium leather
#151820
Black/Tartufo, leather
#151820
Black w/DINAMICA, leatherette/suede
#333942
Black/Magma Grey Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#1b1f27
Macchiato/Magma Grey, leather
#151820
Macchiato Beige/Magma Grey, leather
#aca4a0
Espresso Brown/Magma Grey, leather
#40352e
Black, leather
#12151d
Black, leatherette
#12151d
Espresso Brown, leatherette
#3c312b
Macchiato Beige/Magma Grey, leatherette
#aca4a0