2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® vs 2018 BMW X5

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC vs 2018 BMW X5

The drum is beating and the warriors have awoken. Nothing quite beats a head-to-head matchup between two bitter rivals. No blood will be shed in this one though, as the comparison is between two luxury SUVs. Mercedes-Benz and BMW run a thin line between them when it comes to luxury features - or do they? The similarities may be further off than you think. Check them out here as we compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® vs 2018 BMW X5.

In order to embody the true utility of a luxury SUV (after all, “utility” is the middle initial), the ability to haul extra weight is essential. Despite its pretty boy looks, the GLE 350 4MATIC® has a towing capacity of 7200 lbs, which is over 1200 lbs more than the X5. Don’t settle for something that offers less than perfect performance. Reconsider all you thought you knew by taking a look at the table below.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC®


2018 BMW X5 Sport Activity Vehicle xDrive35i

$54,700 MSRP $59,250
18 city/22 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 18 city/24 hwy mpg
7-Speed Automatic Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
302 Horsepower 300
273 lb-ft Torque 300 lb-ft
7.5 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Available
4WD Drivetrain 4WD
38.2 cubic ft Cargo Volume 22.9 inches
9 Number of Airbags 8
7200 lbs Standard Towing 5952 lbs
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Comfort and Convenience in the 2018 GLE 350 4MATIC®

When the day gets long and the work is stressful, relaxation is the first thing on your mind once you leave the office. Many people might opt for a massage, but that can be pricey and takes a big chunk out of your schedule. What if you could skip the wait and the cost by getting a massage right there in your SUV? It might sound unlikely, but that’s just what you’ll get in the 2018 GLE 350 4MATIC®. It comes with an available front power lumbar massage feature, so you can reach your happy place once you sit inside the SUV. On top of that, there are countless other comfort and convenience in the 2018 GLE 350 4MATIC® such as heated and ventilated front seats, heated and cooled cupholders, power liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, MB-Tex upholstery and so much more.

Now is the time to charge headfirst into Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis to see what we have waiting for you! Even if you’re just curious to see what the GLE 350 4MATIC® has to offer, we invite you to come in and have all your questions answered.

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