2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® vs 2017 Audi Q5

You can never be truly prepared for all the road has to offer until you have a vehicle versatile enough to take it on with full force. Luxury SUVs are a great option for this, because not only do they come with better performance than your average SUV, but they also have safety and technology that puts them a step ahead of cheaper models. You have a few options between the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® or the 2017 Audi Q5, so check out the comparisons to see which fits your needs.

If you’re planning on towing a trailer now and then, there is a clear-cut favorite. The GLE 350 4MATIC® isn’t just a pretty machine. It can also get the tough work done, as evidenced by its 7200 lb maximum towing capacity. That’s more than the 4400 lb towing capacity in the Q5. What else is different? See the table below to find out!

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® vs 2017 Audi Q5 Premium Plus quattro
7200 lbs Max Towing Capacity 4400 lbs
$54,500 MSRP $46,400
18 city/22 hwy Fuel Efficiency 18 city/26 hwy
7 Speed Automatic Transmission 8 Speed Transmission
302 Horsepower 272
273 lb-ft Torque 295 lb-ft
7.5 seconds 0 to 60 time 5.9 seconds
AWD Drivetrain FWD
9 Number of Airbags 7
Standard PRESAFE® Not Available
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Parking Pilot

Let’s face it, parking can be a real pain. Parallel parking is even worse. Luckily, the 2017 GLE 350 4MATIC® comes with an assistive feature that takes care of the dirty work for you. Parking Pilot is a feature that will find an appropriate parking spot that will fit your vehicle by using sensors in both bumpers. Once a spot is detected, Parking Pilot can even steer and brake for you to get you into the spot cleanly and efficiently. Once you need to get back out, it will even steer for you. No more worrying about bumping into the cars on either side of you. The GLE 350 4MATIC® has all you need to enjoy the fun parts of driving without worrying about the annoying aspects.

Interested in the GLE 350 4MATIC®? Then get in touch with our team at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis and see what we can do to get you behind the wheel of this intelligent luxury SUV!

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC on the shore
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC steering wheel
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC open doors
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC front interior

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