2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2018 GMC Acadia Denali

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2018 GMC Acadia Denali

At some point in your life you’re probably going to want a new SUV. Not the same thing as the last one you had; something unique. Something fun. Something…luxurious? Mercedes-Benz is one of the most widely-recognized luxury brands in the world, and they have an option for people like you seeking a midsize luxury SUV. Check out this luxury SUV comparison between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2018 GMC Acadia Denali.

There’s a lot riding on your decision, so let’s get started. If you look at the performance of both SUVs, you’ll see that the power and torque are very similar. However, it’s difficult to look at that and get the whole picture based on that scenario. Truth is, the GLE 350 actually has a much better towing capacity and available features not found in the Acadia Denali. Take a look at the table below!

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350


2018 GMC Acadia Denali

$52,200 MSRP $45,100
18 city/23 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 18 city/25 hwy mpg
7-Speed Automatic Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
302 Horsepower 310
273 lb-ft Torque 271 lb-ft
7.5 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Available
FWD Drivetrain FWD
38.2 cubic ft Cargo Volume 12.8 cubic ft
Optional Adaptive Variable Suspension Not Available
7200 lbs Max Towing Capacity 4000 lbs
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Specs and Features in the 2018 GLE 350

Take on the big tasks with a vehicle that has plenty of performance features to get the job done – and look good doing it. Under the hood of the GLE 350 sits a 3.5L V6 engine, similar to the 3.6L V6 under the Acadia Denali with similar power output. With the extra towing capacity (as seen in the table above) comes a few extra features not found in the Acadia Denali. An adaptive variable suspension and automatic load leveling will keep the drive smooth and relaxing, and the extra transmission speed will give you smoother gear changes and better top-end fuel efficiency. Other features the 2018 GLE 350 has that its rival does not include:

  • Interactive transmission
  • Genuine wood trim
  • Power sunshade for roof
  • Front power headrest
  • Second-row split-folding bench seats
  • Front power lumbar
  • First aid kit
  • and much more!

The legacy of luxury in Mercedes-Benz models is simply unmatched by GMC’s luxury lineup in the Denali models. Interested in learning more about the 2018 GLE 350? Get in touch with the team here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis or schedule a test drive on our website to get started!

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