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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2018 Cadillac XT5

Is the cheapest vehicle option always the best option? Discover what your money gets you when you choose Mercedes-Benz with the following 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV vs 2018 Cadillac XT5 comparison. 

For only $12,000 more, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV offers car shoppers much more value. The GLE SUV outperforms the Cadillac XT5 in all important areas, including cargo space, towing capacity, and performance. The most striking difference between the two models is the XT5's lack of standard safety features compared to the GLE SUV--the GLE offers 19 standard safety features while the XT5 only offers three. 

2018 GLE in Red vs 2018 XT5 in Red

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV


2018 Cadillac XT5 Standard

$52,200* Starting Price (Base Trim) $40,595

302-horsepower 3.5L V6

Performance Specs

310-horsepower 3.6L V6

38.2 - 80.3 cubic feet & 6,600 pounds

Cargo Space & Towing Capacity

30.0 - 63.0 cubic feet & 3,500 pounds


# of Standard Safety Features



*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale for details.

What safety features come standard on the GLE 350 SUV?

Why choose a vehicle with only three standard safety features when you could drive a more spacious, more powerful vehicle that offers 19 standard safety features? The best choice for added confidence and peace of mind behind the wheel is clear. From smart active safety features to innovative driver-assists, the GLE 350 SUV is ready to protect you and your family in a variety of situations. 

Highlighted standard safety features on the GLE 350 SUV include:

  • SmartKey with KEYLESS START®
  • 9 Air Bags
  • Adaptive Braking Technology
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Seat Belt Technology
  • ...and many more!
A front left quarter photo of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV.
An interior photo showing the front seats in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV.
A photo showing the steering wheel and center gauge cluster in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350.
A right profile photo of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV.