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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2020 BMW X5


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When Long Island shoppers are planning on adding a new luxury SUV to their driveway, both the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE and 2020 BMW X5 top the list. After all, both come with plenty of power and a classy and comfortable cabin. Yet, once you take a closer look at the new Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5, you’ll see the GLE offers stronger engine options and some exclusive features.

BMW X5 vs. GLE: Pricing

The Mercedes-Benz GLE proves that you don’t have to overspend to enjoy a sophisticated SUV in Hempstead, as it costs $5,000 less than the X5:

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Starting at $54,250* MSRP
  • 2020 BMW X5: Starting at $59,800 MSRP

BMW X5 vs. GLE: Engines & Performance

Match the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® vs. BMW X5 xDrive40i, and you’ll find that the X5 engine generates more power. However, move up the GLE lineup and you’ll find that the top-tier models are more powerful. For instance, the GLE 450 4MATIC® boasts a 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine that creates up to 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. What’s more, the GLE offers smoother transitions, thanks to it’s 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission. The X5 only has an 8-speed automatic transmission.

BMW X5 vs. GLE: Cabin Space & Features

Look into the Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5, and it’s clear the GLE is the better option for larger families. While both SUVs can carry five passengers as standard, the Mercedes-Benz GLE offers optional seating for seven. Along with more space for a lower price point, you’ll find the GLE has many features in common with the X5, such as:

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

Mercedes-Benz GLE drivers will also find the high-tech Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) at their disposal. This feature is an intelligent infotainment system that’s voice-powered and offers natural language understanding.

Get Acquainted With the New GLE at Mercedes-Benz of Rockville Centre!

Feel free to reach out to Mercedes-Benz of Rockville Centre if you have more questions about the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® vs. BMW X5 xDrive40i. Or, if you’re ready to shop the new GLE, explore our Express Store online buying option.

*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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