You dress up for events, so why not dress up your vehicle? The allure of a luxury SUV goes the distance with a lively performance as well as enticing exterior and interior features—all of which make for a worthwhile companion on the roads of Scottsdale, AZ.
Not sure which luxury SUV will be your perfect match? The Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale team is proud to present our 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5 comparison for your consideration. Let's look at what each of these luxury SUVs has to offer.
Both Mercedes-Benz and BMW are pioneers in vehicle safety, so it’s no surprise that both the 2022 GLE and the BMW X5 come with a litany of driver-assistance features that help inspire confidence.
Both SUVs share the following features:
PRESAFE® and the Active Protection System can both prepare the vehicle for an imminent collision. They will automatically close the windows and tighten the front seat belts.
PRESAFE® Sound comes standard on the 2022 GLE. It builds off the base system. When a collision occurs, it emits a “pink noise.” The frequency of this tone triggers a natural reflex in the ear, which protects it from loud collision sounds.
Both the Mercedes-Benz and BMW sport their own spin on turbocharged engines. They have several powertrains to choose from.
The 2022 GLE has a distinct advantage thanks to its standard 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission. It offers a wider range of gear ratios than the 8-speed Sport automatic transmission of the X5, which helps boost efficiency and provides a smooth ride.
The 2022 AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+® and X5 M are the most powerful configurations of their respective SUVs. Both give you a pulse-raising ride, but only one combines the best of both worlds with a more efficient performance. The 2022 AMG configuration boasts an EPA-estimated 18 city/22 highway MPG, while the X5 M only manages an EPA-estimated 13 city/18 highway MPG.1
These engines are equipped with a mild hybrid system for elevated fuel economy, but they don’t sacrifice power to do so. In fact, the 2022 GLE can tow up to 7,700 pounds when properly equipped, slightly more than the 7,200-pound towing capacity for the BMW X5.
When checking out the intricacies of these two luxury SUVs, you may find yourself thinking, "what should I be looking for?" If you need a spacious ride to accommodate yourself and your passengers for your future road trips, which SUV fairs better?
When it comes to legroom, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE comes out on top again. With a generous 40.3 inches in the front and 40.9 inches in the rear, your passengers won’t be fighting for the front seat again. Unfortunately, the BMW X5 tops out with 39.8 inches of legroom in the front and only 37.4 inches in the rear.
You’ll also find a whopping 74.9 cubic feet of maximum cargo space in the 2022 GLE, which is more than the 72.3 cubic feet of maximum cargo space in the BMW X5. When you need to pack for a cross-country adventure, which one would you prefer?
Day in and day out, luxury SUVs make for a lavish driving experience on the roads around Scottsdale, AZ. If you’re a driver who craves a high-end performance and ample interior space in their ride, we think you’ll love the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE—but there’s only one way to make sure it’s the perfect match for your travels.
Reach out to the Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale team and schedule a test drive today. We'd be delighted to give you a tour of this luxury SUV soon.
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1EPA estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate.