White 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

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2019 BMW X5

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2019 BMW X5


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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2019 BMW X5

If you’re looking for a new SUV for your family’s San Francisco travels, you probably want a vehicle that offers strong performance and plenty of comfort and entertainment features. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE and 2019 BMW X5 both match these requirements. However, when comparing the new Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5, which one is better? Compare these two capable SUVs below!

GLE vs. X5: Price

When comparing the BMW X5 vs. GLE, you’ll notice that the Mercedes-Benz GLE comes at a more competitive price than the BMW X5. The GLE has a starting MSRP of $56,200*, while the BMW X5 starts at $60,700.

GLE vs. X5: Performance

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE is powered by a standard 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine that produces 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. The BMW X5 comes with a standard 3.0L 6-cylinder engine that generates 335 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. True, when comparing the base models, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® vs. BMW X5 xDrive40i, the X5 is more powerful than the GLE base engine. However, when you move up to the GLE 450 4MATIC® you’ll get a 362-hp 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine that outputs 369 lb-ft of torque. This trim starts at $61,150 — a price that is comparable to the BMW X5 xDrive40i — but produces more power.

The GLE also provides more responsive handling than the BMW X5. While the BMW X5 gets an 8-speed automatic transmission, the GLE comes equipped with a 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission.

GLE vs. X5: Interior Space & Features

Those who need more seating capacity may find the GLE to be a better match for them. The GLE seats five to seven (optional), while the BMW X5 only offers seating for up to five. Furthermore, both the Mercedes-Benz GLE and the BMW X5 come with a similar set of features, meaning you can get the same luxuries for a lower price when you opt for the GLE. Both SUVs offer:

  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Driver seat memory
  • Power liftgate
  • Heated front seats
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Apple CarPlay®

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.

Explore the Mercedes-Benz GLE at Mercedes-Benz of Marin

Learn more about the Mercedes-Benz GLE by contacting our team at Mercedes-Benz of Marin. Want to get behind the wheel of the GLE and see what it has to offer compared to the GLC? Visit our dealership near Oakland and Novato to test drive one of the models on our lot today. While you’re here, don’t forget to ask about our new vehicle specials!


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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.

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