Lincoln Aviator vs Mercedes-Benz GLE

2023 Lincoln Aviator
2023 Lincoln Aviator
$51,370MSRP
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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
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2023 Lincoln Aviator
$51,370MSRP
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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$51,370

MSRP

$62,650

Average price

$45,635

Average price

$48,535

Listings

7965

Listings

9538
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.0 out of 10

Expert reviews

8.0 out of 10
Pros
  • Great handling
  • Comfortable
  • Impressive stereo
Cons
  • Unimpressive electric range
  • Cramped third row
  • Outdated technology
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Impressive electric range
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian handling
  • Advanced safety features are not standard

Reviews Summary

There is a reason that Ford’s Lincoln luxury division emphasizes the ethos of “Quiet Flight” when discussing its products, and our 2023 Aviator Black Label Grand Touring proved itself the epitome of this concept. It quietly glides everywhere you go, swaddling you in comfort, luxury, and high-tech features. And Lincoln hasn’t altered this formula for the new model year. Aside from a new Jet Package (blacked-out trim) and a new Special Edition Luxe Package (black-painted roof), each newly available for Grand Touring models, there are no changes to the 2023 Aviator lineup.

Reviews Summary

This midsize Mercedes SUV gets a facelift for 2024 that includes an upgraded interior and infotainment system as well as some new styling cues. Mercedes’ 4matic all-wheel drive system is standard across the lineup, as is seating for five, though a small third row is an option. Models include the GLE 350, GLE 450, and GLE 580, all with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. Also on tap are the AMG GLE 53 and AMG GLE 63 S. However, new for this year, and the primary tester for this review, is the GLE 450e with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Verdict: A new plug-in hybrid powertrain helps the GLE hit a sweet spot between performance and efficiency. Elsewhere, this is classic Mercedes: big and beautiful with plenty of luxury touches and great space. These aren’t inexpensive SUVs, but then again, Mercedes is one of the principal faces of the pricey luxury market.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

3.0L 400 hp V6

Engine

2.0L 255 hp I4

Drive Train

RWD

Drive Train

AWD

Seating Capacity

7

Seating Capacity

7

Horsepower

Horsepower

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

MPG City

18

MPG City

20

MPG Highway

26

MPG Highway

27
2023 Lincoln Aviator
2023 Lincoln Aviator
$51,370MSRP
Overview
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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Lincoln Aviator
$51,370MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$51,370
$62,650
Average price
$45,635
$48,535
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.6
4.7
Expert reviews

7.0 out of 10

Read full review

8.0 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Great handling
  • Comfortable
  • Impressive stereo
Cons
  • Unimpressive electric range
  • Cramped third row
  • Outdated technology
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Impressive electric range
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian handling
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
Summary
There is a reason that Ford’s Lincoln luxury division emphasizes the ethos of “Quiet Flight” when discussing its products, and our 2023 Aviator Black Label Grand Touring proved itself the epitome of this concept. It quietly glides everywhere you go, swaddling you in comfort, luxury, and high-tech features. And Lincoln hasn’t altered this formula for the new model year. Aside from a new Jet Package (blacked-out trim) and a new Special Edition Luxe Package (black-painted roof), each newly available for Grand Touring models, there are no changes to the 2023 Aviator lineup.

This midsize Mercedes SUV gets a facelift for 2024 that includes an upgraded interior and infotainment system as well as some new styling cues. Mercedes’ 4matic all-wheel drive system is standard across the lineup, as is seating for five, though a small third row is an option. Models include the GLE 350, GLE 450, and GLE 580, all with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. Also on tap are the AMG GLE 53 and AMG GLE 63 S. However, new for this year, and the primary tester for this review, is the GLE 450e with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Verdict: A new plug-in hybrid powertrain helps the GLE hit a sweet spot between performance and efficiency. Elsewhere, this is classic Mercedes: big and beautiful with plenty of luxury touches and great space. These aren’t inexpensive SUVs, but then again, Mercedes is one of the principal faces of the pricey luxury market.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
3.0L 400 hp V6
2.0L 255 hp I4
Drive Train
RWD
AWD
Seating Capacity
7
7
Horsepower
255 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG City
18
20
MPG Highway
26
27
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