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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2020 BMW X5

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLEvs. 2020 BMW X5

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When Irvine shoppers start looking for a sophisticated family SUV, the decision often falls to picking between the Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5. Both SUVs feature an eye-catching exterior, advanced features, and more, yet one does it all for a lower price tag. The entry-level models, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV vs. BMW X5 sDrive40i, are addressed below. See which is right for you with Fletcher Jones Motorcars.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE VS 2020 BMW X5
$54,250* Starting MSRP $58,900
9-speed automatic Transmission 8-speed automatic
5-7 (optional) Seating Capacity 5
Standard Heated Front Seats Standard
Standard Driver Seat Memory Standard
Standard MBUX Feature Not Offered

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Price Tags

When you compare the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV vs. BMW X5 sDrive40i, the first thing that most drivers will notice is the lower price tag of the GLE. For $4,000 less, GLE drivers can enjoy many of the BMW X5 features and then some.

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV Starting Price: $54,250 MSRP*
  • 2020 BMW X5 sDrive40i Starting Price: $58,900 MSRP

BMW X5 vs. GLE: Engines & Power

Powerful engines are at the heart of both the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV vs. BMW X5 sDrive40i, giving Laguna Beach drivers:

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Standard Engine

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine
  • 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission

2020 BMW X5 Standard Engine

  • 3.0L 6-cylinder engine
  • 335 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

Seeing the base models, you’ll see the X5 has higher numbers, but the additional gears of the GLE can produce smoother handling. Look past the base models, however, and trims like the GLE 450 4MATIC® will beat out the X5 with a 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine that produces 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. 

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Features & Seating

A look at the seating of the Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5 shows the GLE cabin is more flexible- as it offers standard seating for five passengers and optional seating for seven. You’ll only get seating for five in the BMW X5. There are also features you’ll be able to enjoy in the Mercedes-Benz GLE at a lower price, including:

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

Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) also sets apart the Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5, as this feature provides simple maneuvering between features with its natural language understanding. 

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After seeing our head-to-head comparison of the BMW X5 vs. GLE, we think you’ll agree the GLE is a smarter buy thanks to its lower MSRP, extra seating, and exclusive features. To get into your own Mercedes-Benz GLE, look through our GLE lease specials near Huntington Beach!

*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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