2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2018 BMW X5

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2018 BMW X5

Nestled between the larger full-size SUV and the smaller compact SUV sits the midsize SUV. The market is flooded with conventional automakers doing what they do best, but sitting high above them are a few stalwarts who know a thing or two about luxury. Mercedes-Benz brings the popular GLE to the table against its German rival BMW. See how the two compare as we look at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2018 BMW X5!

The GLE 350 is less expensive, which means it might be a better fit for drivers on a budget. The lower MSRP doesn’t mean it has less to offer though. In fact, the GLE 350 beats out the X5 in a number of categories such as offering a better towing capacity and more cargo volume. that’s not all though. Check out some additional specs and features in 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
38.2 cubic ft Cargo Volume 35.8 cubic ft
7200 lbs Standard Towing 5952 lbs

Specs and Features in the 2018 GLE 350

While Mercedes-Benz is known for performance, they also have a number of other features worth noting. While the X5 is a worthy contender, it doesn’t offer features found in the Mercedes-Benz SUV such as front power lumbar with a massage feature. This available feature is ideal for those times you just want to relax after a stressful day at work but don’t have anyone around to massage you. Other comfort and convenience features in the 2018 GLE 350 include:

  • 14-way power driver seat with memory
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 5 years of Mercedes-Benz mbrace Connect
  • Power liftgate
  • Central controller and color display
  • FrontBass® system
  • Bluetooth audio
  • and much more!

The GLE 350 is a viable choice for luxury SUV shoppers. Get a firsthand look at it by scheduling a test drive here on our website! Our staff will show you all the models we have available and help you find your perfect match, so get in touch with us today!

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