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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2019 BMW X5


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Ready to optimize your Arlington drives with a new luxury SUV? Your shortlist probably includes both the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE and 2019 BMW X5. While both SUVs offer cutting-edge technologies, high-performance engines, and generous amenities, the Mercedes-Benz GLE does deliver stronger engines. Compare the new BMW X5 vs. GLE below!

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Price

The Mercedes-Benz GLE price makes it the more cost-effective SUV, making it an ideal choice for families who appreciate luxury but still want to be smart with their money. The GLE starts at $54,250* MSRP, while the X5 has a starting MSRP of $60,700.

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Performance

A standard 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine that generates 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque can be had on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE. Meanwhile, the BMW X5 has a standard 3.0L 6-cylinder engine that produces 335 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. Although when you compare the base models, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® vs. BMW X5 xDrive40i, the X5 engine creates more power. The top-tier GLE models are more powerful. For example, the GLE 450 4MATIC® is powered by a 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine that makes 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.

The 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission of the GLE offers smoother transitions while navigating Mclean. This provides faster gear shifts than the BMW X5 SUV’s 8-speed automatic transmission.

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Interior Space & Features

Compare the BMW X5 vs. GLE, and drivers will find more room for passengers in the GLE. The Mercedes-Benz GLE offers optional seating for seven while the BMW X5 can only seat a maximum of five, making the 2020 GLE interior a better choice for larger families. Along with additional seating, the GLC provides similar amenities for a lower price tag. Both the X5 and GLE offer:

  • Power-adjustable driver seat
  • Driver seat memory
  • Heated front seats
  • Adjustable steering column
  • Power liftgate

The GLE also comes with technologies that cannot be matched by the BMW X5. This includes Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), a voice-powered intelligent infotainment system with natural language understanding.

Learn More About the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Features

Find out how the Mercedes-Benz GLE compares to other models like the GLC, visit us at Mercedes-Benz of Tysons Corner. No matter which model you pick in the end, you can enjoy fast and secure financing with our easy application!

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*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.

*2019 model year pictured.

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