Mercedes-Benz E-Class & GLE Earn 2021 Edmunds Top Rated Awards
Edmunds has announced the winners of their 2021 Top Rated Awards, naming the Mercedes-Benz E-Class as Top Rated Luxury Sedan and the Mercedes-Benz GLE a Top Rated Luxury SUV for the second year in a row.
E-Class: Top Rated Luxury Sedan
The E-Class is the best-selling model series in the history of Mercedes-Benz and it has been refreshed for 2021.
With the recent redesign, the E-class features a new, sporty design with standard AMG® body styling and a modern interior with the revolutionary MBUX infotainment system and a new touch-sensing steering wheel.
With a new lineup of efficient, electrified engines with 48-volt technology and the latest available driver assistance and safety systems, the E-Class is more efficient and intelligent than ever and continues to set the benchmark for intelligence within its segment through top levels of comfort, luxury, and safety.
“Mercedes is on a roll. Last year it won the Edmunds Top Rated Luxury Sedan award with its smaller A-Class, and this year it keeps its streak intact with the updated 2021 E-Class. There’s a wide variety of E-Class models to choose from, yet each has a common theme of driving pleasure, refinement, and sophisticated technology. Subtle and dignified, yet capable and comfortable, the E-Class should be what you picture when someone says ‘luxury sedan.'” – Alistair Weaver, editor-in- chief at Edmunds
GLE: Top Rated Luxury SUV
The new-generation Mercedes-Benz GLE represents an enhanced level of design, comfort, and safety. Paired with an all-new intelligent chassis with 48-volt technology that offers increased efficiency and comfort, it’s the only system of its kind on the market.
With its revised dimensional concept, enlarged panorama roof and black wheel arch claddings, the exterior design is emotional and dynamic. The interior features dual widescreen displays with a touchscreen and MBUX infotainment system, trim elements in refined open pore woods and new 64-color ambient lighting and SUV-specific storage compartments designed especially for off-road driving, making the GLE every bit as luxurious as it is capable.
“The GLB, GLC and GLS all sit atop Edmunds’ vehicle rankings, but it’s the mid-size GLE that’s the best all-rounder. Combining refinement and technology in a way that continues to exemplify the qualities we expect from a luxury SUV, the Mercedes- Benz GLE remains the obvious choice and is named Edmunds Top Rated Luxury SUV for the second year running. If you expect the utmost from your luxury SUV, then look no further.” – Alistair Weaver, editor-in-chief at Edmunds