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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2017 BMW X5

Crossovers are becoming increasingly popular among all types of drivers—luxury crossovers feature everything that makes a crossover great and takes it to the next level. Luxury crossovers offer premium features, innovative technology, and thrilling performance. Check out our comparison of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2017 BMW X5 to discover how the GLE stacks up against the competition.

The most stand-out difference between the GLE and the X5 are their MSRPs—the GLE starts out around $4,000 less. However, the more affordable starting price shouldn't heed caution, as the GLE offers buyers more value for less. The GLE sports the same number of engine options as the X5, and delivers almost identical performance ratings. The GLE also offers significantly more cargo space and towing capability, which means GLE drivers will get more of what they truly want from a luxury crossover.

GLE vs X5

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE VS 2017 BMW X5
$52,000* Starting MSRP $56,600

80.3 cubic feet & 4,410 – 7,200 lbs

Max Cargo & Towing Capacities

66 cubic feet & 5,952 lbs

2.1L 4-cylinder diesel / 3.5L V6 / 3.0L V6

Engine Options

3.0L 6-cylinder / 4.4L V8 / 3.0L 6-cylinder diesel

201 – 436 horsepower & 273 – 479 lb-ft torque

Horsepower & Torque

255 – 445 horsepower & 300 – 480 lb-ft torque


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Technology and Safety Features

The 2017 GLE SUV features the best of Mercedes-Benz innovation, from industry-leading safety systems to advanced, yet easy-to-use technologies that offer benefits that, once you experience, you won't want to be without. Some of the GLE's available technology and safety features include the following:

  • Standard five years of mbrace® Connect Services with in-vehicle Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Bang & Olufsen® BeoSound™ system
  • Rear entertainment system
  • Distance Pilot DISTRONIC® Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Steering Pilot
  • Active Brake Assist
  • Crosswind Assist
  • ...and much more!

*MSRP does/does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, [and dealer prep]. Options, model availability, and price may vary. [See dealer for details.]

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Interior
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Front Cabin Area
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Steering Wheel
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Front Exterior