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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE


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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2020 Ford Explorer

The GLE is a consistent top-rated luxury SUV. The incoming 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE receives a full redesign and is packed with new tech features and greater capabilities. It is no surprise that the new GLE is highly anticipated and everybody expects for it to be more refined than its predecessor.

Another incoming SUV that is constantly talked about in the industry is the 2020 Ford Explorer. It is the 6th generation of its kind and it looks like it is ready to challenge the new GLE.

Design & Style

The ruggedly handsome package of the 2020 version of the GLE is headlined by the wide tires that gave it an interesting presence. The thin taillights on the tailgate and the sinuous grille vary according to the trim levels. Across all variants, however, is the addition of gray fender flares. Aside from the attractive exterior, more premium materials were used for the interior. There is a single glass pane cover for the twin infotainment screens on the dash. There is also a variety of trim surfaces to choose from to complete the luxurious appeal.

On the Explorer’s exterior are some hints of its truck origins. It has thick side pillars that are too prominent at first glance. Its profile looks like it is a boxy wagon but a downsized version. The 2020 version is less bulbous in proportions but has the same length and width. The wheelbase, however, is 7 inches longer.

Technology & Safety

The fundamental MBUX system on the GLE has built-in navigation and both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integrations. The 12.3-inch infotainment screens (it has two) are responsive and intuitive to use. Aside from the impressive standard tech, it also has advanced driver aids that are normally available only on higher trims for its competitors. Example of these active safety features is blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, and an automatic emergency braking system.

The new Explorer is well-equipped but the infotainment system it comes with is underwhelming. The touchscreen device lags so much, especially when using the navigation system.


Under the hood of the GLE is a 255 hp engine with 273 lb-ft of torque. There is an optional cutting-edge air suspension system that may be added across all trims. This will make the GLE more powerful than it already is by helping the car wriggle itself out of sand and mud. This is a handy feature if you are fond of going into beach trips and other off-roading adventures.

The base models of the Explorer are equipped with a 2.3-liter engine for up to 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. It is enough to give the Explorer towing and off-roading capabilities.

The Bottom Line

The 2020 Ford Explorer comes strong with its high-performance engine but it significantly failed in the tech features. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE, on the other hand, is a well-rounded vehicle that is fitting to get the top spot for the luxury SUV segment.

Ready to Schedule a 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in buying the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE, let Mercedes-Benz of Huntington deliver the best deal in town for you. We serve customers throughout the state and its surrounding regions. Drop by our showroom located in Huntington or call us to pre-book for a 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE test drive appointment today!

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