2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2019 BMW X5

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2019 BMW X5

Year after year, Mercedes-Benz delivers on so many fronts. That continues on toward the 2019 model year, as the esteemed German automaker has already released most of their 2019 models. The GLE provides an exceptional alternative for SUV drivers who want more features and better quality than the typical midsize SUV. See how it compares to another fan favorite as we look at the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2019 BMW X5.

There are quite a few areas where the 2019 GLE 350 edges out its BMW rival. For starters, the towing capacity is the same in both models. However, due to the $8,500 difference in MSRP, the GLE 350 seems to be the clear winner. With a maximum towing capacity of 7200 lbs, the GLE is a great choice if you’re planning on taking a trailer of your toys along for the ride, such as ATVs, snowmobiles, a boat, camper, or whatever else. See how else these two compare in the table below!

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350


2019 BMW X5 Sport Activity Vehicle xDrive40i

$52,200* MSRP $60,700
18 city/23 hwy mpg** Fuel Efficiency 18 city/24 hwy mpg
7-Speed Automatic Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
302 Horsepower 335
273 lb-ft Torque 330 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 7200 lbs
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Specs and Features in the 2019 GLE 350

For the most part, the GLE 350 will remain unchanged for 2019. While that may seem like no reason to be excited, it’s all the more reason to be. That’s because Mercedes-Benz deemed the GLE 350 so good that it didn’t need any major changes, maybe just a few tweaks here and there on the inside. Some of the features you’ll find in the 2019 GLE 350 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!

Are you interested in learning more about the 2019 GLE 350? Get in touch with the team here at World Wide Motors or schedule a test drive here on our website!

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See dealer for details.

**EPA estimated 23 MPG highway and 18 MPG city with 24.6-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

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