2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir

You’re at the crossroads between choosing between luxury and conventional. It’s not an easy choice, but once you see all that the luxury SUVs have to offer, you’ll have a hard time going back to average. No one knows how to give drivers everything they want quite like Mercedes-Benz. See who emerges victorious as we compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir.

Drivers love Mercedes-Benz because of all the performance features they have. These two have about the same horsepower and torque, but when it comes to towing capabilities, the GLE 350 comes out ahead. The standard towing capacity is 5100 lbs more than its rival, and the max towing capacity tops out even more. See how else they compare in the table below!

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350


2018 Buick Enclave Avenir FWD

$52,200 MSRP $53,500
18 city/23 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 18 city/26 hwy mpg
7-speed automatic Transmission 9-speed automatic
302 Horsepower 310
273 lb-ft Torque 266 lb-ft
7.5 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Available
FWD Drivetrain FWD
38.2 cubic ft Standard Cargo Volume 23.6 cubic ft
Optional Automatic Load-Leveling Not Available
7200 lbs Max Towing Capacity 5000 lbs
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Specs and Features in the 2018 GLE 350

If name recognition has an impact on your decision, you might want to reconsider the GLE 350. With the three-prong star on the front, you already know you can count on it to be reliable. The 2018 GLE 350 contains plenty of technology meant to keep you in the game, such as the available DISTRONIC PLUS® intelligent cruise control feature. It allows you to set an interval between you and the driver in front of you, ensuring you’ll keep your distance as they drive at inconsistent speeds. some of the more exciting interior features include:

  • 8-inch high-resolution screen
  • Hands-free Bluetooth interface
  • Dual USB audio ports
  • Rear Seat Entertainment System
  • In-car Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Harman/kardon LOGIC7® sound system
  • and much more!

Buick is a great choice, but Mercedes-Benz is even better. The oldest automaker in the world has everything you need in the 2018 GLE 350. Interested in learning more? Get in touch with the team here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis and schedule a test drive today!

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