Mercedes GLE Coupe SUV - Practicality & boot space

Not as restrictive as you may think, with plenty of room

If room inside the car is a particular concern, opting for the GLE over the Coupe might seem like the obvious choice, but in reality both offer lots of space. Even with a sloping roof, the GLE Coupe is a big enough vehicle to accommodate adults and their luggage, but there’s no seven-seat option.

Mercedes GLE interior space & storage

Sit in the front and you'd never know this was the Coupe version, but you may wish the driver's seat could drop slightly lower for a sportier feel. In the back, there's still lots of legroom and only adults over six feet will notice the reduced headroom.

Boot space

The loading lip is a little high, despite Mercedes' claim that it's now 60mm lower for the GLE Coupe. There's 655 litres of luggage room and if you fold down the rear 40:20:40 seats, there's 1,790 litres - more than many executive estates. The BMW X6 has a 580-litre boot, so is slightly less spacious. Choose the GLE 350 de plug-in hybrid and the boot shrinks to 510 litres, but this should still be enough space for most families.

Towing

The GLE Coupe 350 de and 400d can haul a braked trailer weighing up to 2,700kg, while the AMG models see this figure increase to 3,500kg.

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