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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

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2020 BMW X5

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2020 BMW X5

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE


2020 BMW X5

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If you’re looking to take your Toledo commute to the next level, buying or leasing a luxury SUV is a perfect way to do so. With so many options to choose from, how do you narrow down your search? You’ve probably come across the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE and 2020 BMW X5 in the course of your research. While both certainly have their merits, only one can earn that coveted spot on your driveway. But, which will it be? Compare the new Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5 below to see which vehicle comes out on top in our SUV comparison.

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Price

If you’re looking to see which is the more affordable of the two, the Mercedes-Benz GLE is the more cost-effective option. The GLE begins at $56,200* MSRP. The base model of the X5 has a starting MSRP of $59,800. Just because the GLE is the more budget-friendly SUV, it does not mean that it lacks the features that Perrysburg drivers are searching for. Read on to see how the Mercedes-Benz GLE outshines its rivals in some of the areas most important to drivers in the Maumee area.

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Interior Space & Features

Compare the BMW X5 vs. GLE in terms of space for passengers, and you’ll notice that occupants have more room to stretch out in the cabin of the GLE. The Mercedes-Benz GLE has seating for at least five passengers, but a seven-seat configuration is also available. Five passengers is the maximum for the BMW X5. This makes the Mercedes-Benz GLE a smarter choice for busy families. Both models offer similar interior features, but you don’t have to spend as much when you opt for the SUV from Mercedes-Benz. Features each model share are:


  • Power-adjustable driver seat
  • Driver seat memory
  • Heated front seats
  • Adjustable steering column
  • Power liftgate


What’s even better? Choose the GLE, and you’ll be able to enjoy features that you cannot find on the BMW X5. An example is the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX). This intelligent infotainment system responds to voice commands with natural language understanding.

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Performance

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE is equipped with a 255-hp 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine rated at 273 lb-ft of torque. However, the BMW X5 has a 335-hp 3.0L 6-cylinder engine rated at 332 lb-ft of torque. When it comes to the base models (Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® vs. BMW X5 xDrive40i), the engine found in the X5 is a bit more powerful. However, when you take a look at the entire GLE lineup, you’ll see trim levels that deliver more power than the X5. For example, the GLE 450 4MATIC® is outfitted with a 362-hp 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine rated at 369 lb-ft of torque.


How else does the GLE take your Waterville commute to the next level? It features the 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission for the smoothest possible drive. You can expect quicker gear shifting with the GLE than you can with the BMW X5. The X5 is only outfitted with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Test Drive the GLE Today

If you’d like to see all that the Mercedes-Benz GLE can do, be sure to set up a test drive through Sylvania at Vin Devers Autohaus of Sylvania. Once you get behind the wheel, we’re sure you’ll be impressed by this popular SUV. Contact us today for more information, or check out our new vehicle specials. You can also begin the pre-approval process online.



*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.

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