Nearly 20 years ago, Mercedes-Benz created the luxury SUV trend with the M-class. Now called the GLE, the fourth generation of this techy ride is better than ever.

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The GLE450 rocks a 3.0-liter, turbocharged I6, putting out 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.

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That is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission putting the power down to all four wheels, although lower trims have the option of rear-wheel drive.

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The EQ Boost electric assist is a mild-hybrid system with a 48-volt onboard motor-generator that can add 21 horsepower for short bursts.

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The GLE offers an Active Speed Limit Assist function. Simply set the cruise control and the car automatically slows down if you enter a slower-speed zone.

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Using GPS, the GLE's system can read the road ahead and slow down automatically for curves, toll booth plazas and so on.

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It can also change lane on it's own and the Active Steer Assist gets an update for 2020, now offering full steering assist on tighter-radius curves. 

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The interior is spacious with heated and ventilated front seats as well as temperature-controlled cup holders. 

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A cool augmented reality overlay in navigation ensures you won't ever miss a turn.

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The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 starts at $61,150. Keep scrolling for more photos of this techy SUV.

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