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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2018 BMW X5

A mid-size CUV with full-size potential, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV offers everything drivers love about crossovers. Spacious, stylish, and athletic, the 2018 GLE is up for any adventure you decide to embark on. See how it stacks up against the competition in the following 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2018 BMW X5 comparison. 

The Mercedes-Benz GLE starts off strong with its more affordable starting price than the BMW X5. Both SUVs offer two powertrain options, giving drivers the valuable power of choice under the hood. The GLE's base engine is more powerful than the X5's while the X5's optional engine is slightly more powerful than the GLE's optional powertrain. The X5 does outperform the GLE in terms of fuel economy, but not by much. Finally, the GLE offers more of what CUV-lovers seek--room to store things. The GLE boasts a higher cargo and towing capacity than the X5. Which model is the best fit for you? 

2018 GLE in Red vs 2018 X5 in Brown

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE


2018 BMW X5

$52,200* Starting MSRP $57,200
302-hp 3.5L V6 or 436-hp 3.0L V6 biturbo + PHEV motor Engine Specs & Horsepower 255-hp 3.0L 6-cylinder or 445-hp 4.4L V8
18 city / 23 highway Fuel Economy (MPG) 23 city / 29 highway
38.2 - 80.3 cubic feet 6,600 pounds Max Cargo Volume & Towing Capacity 35.8 - 76.7 cubic feet & 5,952 pounds

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV Packages and Accessories

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV offers endless opportunities to customize the mid-size SUV to best fit your needs and lifestyle. The SUV offers twelve packages that add various upgrades throughout the entire vehicle. The Premium 1, Premium 2, and Premium 3 packages add several premium amenities and features for the ultimate luxury driving experience, while styling packages like the AMG® Line or Night packages put a spin on the GLE's traditional styling. 

Available accessories for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV include the following: 

  • 19" 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels
  • 21" Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
  • AMG® Heritage Hub Cab Inserts
  • Folding Table
  • Mud Flaps
  • Floor Mat Trays
  • Deep Cargo Area Tray
  • ...and more! 

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