2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC® vs 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC® vs 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

We’re back again with another comparison to show you how two popular midsize SUVs compare to one another. Volkswagen, like Mercedes-Benz, is a German automaker that some believe to be a premium brand. While it may not compare favorably to the GLE 400 4MATIC®, it’s still worth taking a look at to see how closely one resembles another. Read on for a full 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC® vs 2019 Volkswagen Atlas comparison!

In order to get the most accurate comparison, we decided to take the top trim level for the 2019 Atlas and see how it looks against the base GLE 400 4MATIC®. As you might imagine, they both have a lot of similarities with the power of German engineering under the hood. Unfortunately for the Atlas, it’s the GLE 400 4MATIC® that comes in clutch with a lot more horsepower and torque as well as a few other features not found in the Atlas.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC®


2019 Volkswagen Atlas V6 SEL Premium with 4MOTION®

9-Speed Automatic Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
329 hp Horsepower 276 hp
354 lb-ft Torque 266 lb-ft
7200 lbs Standard Towing 5000 lbs

How else do they compare?

Both models come with all-wheel drive as standard, but other than that, it seems to be the GLE 400 4MATIC® that has an edge in performance. With more towing potential as well as an adaptive variable suspension and automatic load leveling, you’ll get more help performance-wise. That’s just the beginning though, as the interior of the GLE 400 4MATIC® has a few more advantages. Volkswagen tends to save some of the more luxurious features for their Audi lineup, which is the luxury brand for Volkswagen. Still, it’s nice to have perks like front power lumbar with massage as well as an abundance of active safety technologies like PRESAFE® and ATTENTION ASSIST®, which can act as a separate set of eyes while you’re distracted. Additionally, the GLE 400 4MATIC® also comes with the availability of a Wi-Fi hotspot so you can browse the web or work on the road without using data from your cellular device.

Don’t look past all that the GLE 400 4MATIC® has to offer. There’s a reason this is the name that has been trusted for so many years. Learn more about Mercedes-Benz’s midsize SUV by getting in touch with the team here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis or schedule a test drive on our website today!

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