Mercedes GLE Coupe SUV - Reliability & safety

Excellent safety but questions over reliability remain

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3.7 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

Mercedes is the world's oldest car manufacturer, and its reputation for engineering excellence inspires brand loyalty. However, the manufacturer failed to impress in our 2019 Driver Power survey, so it can't rest on its laurels. Safety is less of a worry, with the latest collision prevention technology fitted.

Mercedes GLE Coupe reliability

It won't be until 2020 at the earliest that the GLE Coupe appears in our reliability report, but Mercedes dropped to 26th out of 30 brands in our 2019 Driver Power survey. Just under a quarter of owners told us their car had experienced at least one fault within the first year, citing electrics and interior trim as the biggest culprits.


Mercedes has been at the cutting-edge of safety for decades, and as the GLE Coupe is one of its flagship models, the car is fully loaded in this department. The standard version has already received five stars in Euro NCAP crash-testing, and this should translate directly to the Coupe. Standard features include lane-keeping assistance, active cruise control and autonomous emergency braking.

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