2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2018 BMW X5

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2018 BMW X5

German automakers clash in this luxury SUV comparison. Everyone knows Mercedes-Benz and BMW rank toward the top when it comes to luxury vehicles, but how does one edge out the other? We’ll find out in this comparison between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2018 BMW X5. Pay close attention as we compare important specs and features such as performance, comfort, and convenience.

In the less-expensive GLE 350 you’ll find performance that edges out that of the pricier X5. While the X5 outdoes the GLE 350 in torque, the Mercedes-Benz SUV has a better maximum towing capacity. Power is important, but it’s hard to justify juicing up an SUV without making it able to tow more. Looking for more reasons to switch? Take a look at the table below.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350


2018 BMW X5 Sport Activity Vehicle xDrive35i

$52,200 MSRP $59,250
18 city/23 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
FWD Drivetrain 4WD
38.2 cubic ft Cargo Volume 35.8 cubic ft
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

Aside from performance, there are other aspects of a luxury SUV to take into consideration. When you go with the 2018 GLE 350, you’ll be treated to a number of features made unavailable in most other models. One of these is the front power lumbar massage feature. Have you ever felt so stressed after work that you just want to head off straight to the nearest massage parlor and have your worries massaged away? Now you can get one right from the comfort of your very own SUV. Massages can get expensive and it’s not always reasonable to make a separate trip to get one, but that’s just one area where the 2018 GLE 350 comes out ahead. Other features designed to increase comfort and convenience include heated and ventilated seats, power liftgate, dual-zone climate control, MB-Tex upholstery, and much more.

Get behind the wheel of the SUV that has heads turning and gets engines roaring. You’ll never know what you’re missing unless you sit behind the wheel of the 2018 GLE 350, but once you do, there’s no going back. Give us a call or schedule a test drive today!

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