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Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class insurance rates

Average insurance cost for the GLE-Class? $199. But rates vary wildly by insurance company.

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We pulled Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class car insurance quotes from top insurance companies to find that the average monthly cost to insure a Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is $199.41 — or $2,392.92 annually. However, your actual costs depend on your driving history, age, ZIP, annual mileage and other factors. And an older model may score you lower rates, depending on model options and features.

Model YearProgressiveGeicoState FarmFarmersAverage
2011 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class$121.24$184.46$175.05$160.25
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class$150.08$126.59$247.43$183.35$176.86
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class$192.26$144.74$249.80$210.83$199.41

How we got these rates

Our rates are based on a single 30-year-old driver with a clean driving history living in California. California is one of seven states that doesn’t use gender to determine car insurance costs. We chose full-coverage car insurance with liability limits that exceed the California state minimum requirements, which include:

  • Bodily injury liability per person: $50,000
  • Bodily injury liability per accident: $100,000
  • Property damage liability: $50,000
  • Comprehensive deductible: $500
  • Collision deductible: $500
  • Medical payments: $5,000
  • Uninsured motorist bodily injury: $50,000/$100,000
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Why is insurance so expensive for the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class?

The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is an upscale vehicle that costs more to insure because its interior and exterior are made with expensive premium parts. Also, for a midsize SUV its strong engine adds to its higher risk to insure.

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class money-saving safety features

You could save money on car insurance for your Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class if it comes equipped with these safety features.

  • Antilock brakes
  • Stability control
  • Airbags
  • Seatbelt pretensioners
  • Antitheft system

How safe is the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class?

The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class was named as a Top Safety Pick+ car by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The organization rated all crash tests performed on the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class as good, the highest rating. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration only rated the rollover crash test, which received four stars out of five for safety.

Safety features for the latest Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class model includes antilock brakes, stability control, overhead airbags plus:

  • Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
  • Standard blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
  • Available adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving mode.

How does the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class compare to other car models?

From a price standpoint, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class ranks right in the middle of our list of the 360 priciest car models to insure.

About this vehicle

The Mercedes-Benz midsize luxury SUV GLE-Class has been around since 1997, but was originally called the M-Class until 2016. Known for its strong engine options, the touch command-friendly vehicle makes it best for busy families on the go, sitting midway between the luxury GLS and the smaller GLC.

Its three-model lineup starts at $55,700 and fully loaded premium models can reach $75,000-plus. The midseries 400D model uses 330 horsepower engine, a 9-speed automatic transmission and hits 0-60 in 5.9 seconds — a speed comparable to the Porsche Boxster. But be prepared for “boxy” performance, too, with steering that could be more finely tuned for better handling on the road, wobbly suspension and perceptible body roll when navigating corners.

Its most impressive feature is the MBUX — also known as the Mercedes-Benz multimedia console. It allows you to customize your instrument cluster and access dash features and controls in four ways, including voice recognition. The voice option “smart” speaker follows your directions — “Mercedes, turn on my heated seat” — while the car is in motion without your hands ever leaving the wheel.

The GLE works its space usage to the max, providing enough comfort for people of all sizes, but its third-row seating option feels cramped for most adults. Second-row seats fold down automatically for passengers to access the third row — although at a snail’s pace — after the quick touch of a button. This means the third row is most easily accessible for children and smaller, able-bodied pets.

The GLE offers three engines to choose from: gasoline, diesel or plug-in hybrid options. Be prepared to give up the 7-seating option if you opt for the hybrid model, as the rear space will house its 31.2 kWh battery capable of travelling 56 to 62 miles on electric power alone.

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