Mercedes-Benz GLE vs Kia EV6

2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
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2022 Kia EV6
2022 Kia EV6
$40,900MSRP
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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
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2022 Kia EV6
$40,900MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$62,650

MSRP

$40,900

Average price

$48,754

Average price

$33,403

Listings

9562

Listings

3776
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

8.0 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Impressive electric range
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian handling
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Impressive technology
  • Fun to drive
Cons
  • Unimpressive electric range
  • Not much cargo space

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.

Reviews Summary

We didn't expect them to go there. But the designers and engineers behind the 2022 Kia EV6 did—and deleted the template of their company's affordable, cost-conscious brand. This is a $60,000 electric performance car that can genuinely compete with a Tesla Model 3 on everything from tech to style to acceleration to charging time. It's a masterclass of fresh thinking in a market segment dominated by rehashed ideas. And yet, it's hampered by the same major problems that, for decades, remain unresolved. The EV6 would be amazing with battery technology that hasn't yet been invented. For now, we'll tell you what the present life is like with this most unusual and exciting Kia in years.
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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 255 hp I4

Engine

167 hp Electric

Drive Train

AWD

Drive Train

RWD

Seating Capacity

7

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

Horsepower

EV Battery Capacity

EV Battery Capacity

58 kWh

MPG City

20

MPG City

127

MPG Highway

27

MPG Highway

100

Battery Charge Time (120V)

Battery Charge Time (120V)

51 hours
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
Overview
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2022 Kia EV6
2022 Kia EV6
$40,900MSRP
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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 Kia EV6
$40,900MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$62,650
$40,900
Average price
$48,754
$33,403
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.7
4.4
Expert reviews

8.0 out of 10

Read full review

7.7 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Impressive electric range
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian handling
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Impressive technology
  • Fun to drive
Cons
  • Unimpressive electric range
  • Not much cargo space
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.

We didn't expect them to go there. But the designers and engineers behind the 2022 Kia EV6 did—and deleted the template of their company's affordable, cost-conscious brand. This is a $60,000 electric performance car that can genuinely compete with a Tesla Model 3 on everything from tech to style to acceleration to charging time. It's a masterclass of fresh thinking in a market segment dominated by rehashed ideas. And yet, it's hampered by the same major problems that, for decades, remain unresolved. The EV6 would be amazing with battery technology that hasn't yet been invented. For now, we'll tell you what the present life is like with this most unusual and exciting Kia in years.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 255 hp I4
167 hp Electric
Drive Train
AWD
RWD
Seating Capacity
7
5
Horsepower
255 hp @ 5800 rpm
EV Battery Capacity
58 kWh
MPG City
20
127
MPG Highway
27
100
Battery Charge Time (120V)
51 hours
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