Jerry Reynolds Test Drives the 2020 Mercedes GLE 350
Thursday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, The Car Pro Jerry Reynolds joined Matt Martin and Steve Evans to talk about his test drive of the week, as well as a rise in auto thefts in the US caused by people leaving their key fobs in their cars, and other auto industry news.
This week The Car Pro was test driving the 2020 Mercedes GLE 350, the 4th generation of the Mercedes ML lineup, and the first model to offer a 3rd row seat option. Jerry explained that this car has a small, 4 cylinder 2 liter engine that puts out 255 horses, but mentioned that the GLE 450 option has a 6 cylinder with 400 horses. The car has a very nice interior, a nice blue color that Jerry has gotten compliments on, and a sport mode that really improves the handling. The only major complaint from The Car Pro was a touchpad on the center console that runs everything on the infotainment screen that Jerry said was very difficult to operate.
"Other than that, the ride, the drive, the handling of this thing are fantastic, and I'll tell you, if you're going to look for a mid-sized SUV, this one ought to be on your list. It's very very nice."
Reynolds also talked about an article on his website carprousa.com. There has been a rise in auto thefts in the US from people leaving their key fobs in their cars, often in the center console or in the seat. This problem, of course, is only for cars that have buttons to push start the engine. Jerry explained that from 2016-2018 there were 209 vehicles a day stolen for this reason and that Texas was #3 on the list of states where this happens the most.
Read more stories at carprousa.com and watch the full interview in the video above.