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2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
CLS 450 4MATIC AWD
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
GLE 350 4MATIC AWD
MSRP
$57,250
Invoice
$53,815
Average Price Paid
$57,250
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2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
CLS 450 4MATIC AWD
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GLE 350 4MATIC AWD
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2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
CLS 450 4MATIC AWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is a large luxury car with coupe-like styling. It was last redesigned for the 2019 model year and gets updated tech features for 2021. It competes with cars...

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
GLE 350 4MATIC AWD
Megan Hennessey Test Drive Review:

Redesigned for 2020, the GLE-Class is the second-most-popular Mercedes-Benz in the U.S. It's a midsize luxury SUV in every traditional sense, but because Mercedes has way too much time...

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  • Look and Feel 6
  • Performance 10
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 10
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 5

Specs

2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
CLS 450 4MATIC AWD
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
GLE 350 4MATIC AWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 21.1 gal 22.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
362 hp @ 5,500 RPM
255 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque
369 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
273 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
10.5:1
Displacement
3,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.27 in x 3.62 in
3.27 in x 3.62 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 41.9 in 40.3 in
Back Legroom 35 in 40.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 11.9 cu ft 33.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,389 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 7,700 lbs
Exterior
Length 196.4 in 194.3 in
Width 81.5 in 84.9 in
Height 56.3 in 70.7 in
Wheelbase 115.7 in 117.9 in

Available Options

2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
CLS 450 4MATIC AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Cirrus Silver Metallic
  • DESIGNO Cardinal Red Metallic
  • DESIGNO Diamond White Metallic
  • DESIGNO MANUFAKTUR Arabian Grey
  • DESIGNO MANUFAKTUR Cashmere White MAGNO
  • DESIGNO MANUFAKTUR Cote D'AZUR Light Blue Metallic
  • DESIGNO MANUFAKTUR Deep Green
  • DESIGNO MANUFAKTUR Graphite Metallic
  • DESIGNO MANUFAKTUR Teide Light Grey
  • Designo Manufaktur Midnight Blue
  • Graphite Grey Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • MANUFAKTUR Selenite Grey MAGNO
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Polar White
  • Selenite Grey Metallic

Option Packages

  • Burmester Surround Sound System
  • Soft-Close Doors
  • AMG Line
  • Acoustic Comfort Package
  • DESIGNO Black/Titanium Grey Pearl Leather Package
  • DESIGNO MACCHIATO Beige/Titian Red Leather PKG
  • DESIGNO MANUFAKTUR Interior Styling Package
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Exterior Lighting Package
  • Head-Up Display
  • Premium Package
  • Rear Side Airbags
  • Warmth & Comfort Package
  • DESIGNO BLK Piano Lacquer Flowing Lines Wood Trim
  • Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • MACCHIATO Beige/Grey, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Magma Grey/Espresso, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Magma Grey/MACCHIATO, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Sahara Beige, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Active Multicontour Front Seats W/Massage Feature
  • Marsala Brown/Espresso, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Wheels: 20" AMG Black Multi-Spoke
  • Wheels: 20" AMG Multi-Spoke
  • Wheels: 20" AMG Multi-Spoke W/Black Accents
  • Wheels: 20" Twin 5-Spoke
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
GLE 350 4MATIC AWD

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