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Mercedes GLE Coupe SUV (2015-2018) - Practicality & boot space

Sloping roofline cuts into headroom, but the GLE Coupe is still practical

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The GLE Coupe occupies the same amount of space on the road as the regular GLE SUV. From the nose to the rear doors the two are virtually identical – the only substantial differences are behind its rear seats.

Mercedes GLE Coupe interior space & storage

Generally speaking, there’s as much space in the GLE Coupe as you’d expect in any SUV of this size. Even tall front-seat occupants can stretch out, and the driver has plenty of room behind the wheel. The steering wheel adjusts for angle and reach, and the seats have a wide range of adjustments so it should be easy enough to find a comfortable driving position.

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All doors open wide, and though the GLE Coupe is a tall car, getting in and out of the front is relatively easy. The large wheelarches are a bit of a hindrance at the back, though. While side running boards come as part of the Premium and Premium Plus packages, many find that they don’t actually make it any easier to get up to the car, instead just forming another obstacle to step over.

The biggest internal difference between the GLE Coupe and its SUV sibling is its sloping rear roofline. This restricts rear headroom a little for taller occupants, while also decreasing rear visibility. Legroom remains adequate even for longer-limbed rear passengers.

There are plenty of places where small items can be stowed, including a massive glovebox which will easily swallow large bottles. Worth noting are the cupholders which, on Designo models, can heat or cool the beverages they hold.

Boot space

Boot space with all the seats up is 650 litres, which is 70 litres more than a BMW X6 can offer. The 60:40 split-folding seats can lie almost completely flat, while the boot itself is square, with barely any intrusion from its wheelarches and only a slight lip to lift loads over when the boot lid is opened – this takes only a touch of a button or a gesture below the rear bumper. There are also hooks from which to suspend shopping bags or take-away food to prevent unsightly stains on the plush boot carpeting.

Towing

Like the regular GLE, the GLE Coupe is an impressive tow car. The GLE 350d can manage a 2,900kg braked trailer, or – if you need to tow something really heavy – the AMG GLE 63 can haul braked trailers up to 3,500kg.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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