2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

At first glance, you might not consider Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen to be all that similar. Why would we be comparing a luxury automaker like Mercedes-Benz to their German counterpart in Volkswagen? The fact of the matter is that these two are made to perform and everyone knows there can be more to a vehicle than what meets the eye. Take a look as we compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas.

Despite being a few thousand dollars more expensive, the GLE 350 4MATIC® earns its keep by offering some impressive performance features. Inside sits a 3.5L V6 engine grinding out over 300 horsepower while also giving you complete control with the 4MATIC® all-wheel drive feature. What else can you expect to find in this SUV? Check out the table below!

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC®


2018 Volkswagen Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4MOTION

$54,700 MSRP $48,740
18 city/22 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 17 city/23 hwy mpg
7-Speed Automatic Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
302 Horsepower 276
273 lb-ft Torque 266 lb-ft
7.5 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Available
AWD Drivetrain AWD
7200 lbs Max Towing Capacity 5000 lbs
9 Number of Airbags 8
Optional Automatic Load Leveling Not Available
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Specs and Features in the 2018 GLE 350 4MATIC®

Looking for more reasons to choose the GLE 350 4MATIC®? We can think of quite a few. The GLE still has the benefit of having “Mercedes-Benz” in front of it, but there’s more to this SUV than just the name. The five-seater SUV has a greater standard cargo capacity (38.2 cubic feet compared to 20.6 cubic feet). As you might have guessed, there are plenty of features in the GLE 350 4MATIC® not found in the Atlas. Some of those features include:

Your next SUV is much closer than you’d think. The legacy and tradition of excellence can be seen on any vehicle that sports the three-prong star on the front. Interested in learning more? Get in touch with the team here at World Wide Motors to learn more or schedule a test drive here on our website. We look forward to seeing you!

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