Mercedes-Benz and BMW often find themselves in fierce competition with one another, and the competition has only intensified as crossover SUVs have gained ground in the United States. Both the Mercedes-Benz GLE and the BMW X5 have undergone complete redesigns in recent years, but which would be the better fit for your needs? Let’s compare these two luxury SUVs to find out.
Both the GLE and the X5 offer several powertrains to choose from, and the Mercedes-Benz outperforms the X5 in almost every instance. Looking at the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 compared to the 2020 BMW xDrive40i, the GLE 450 offers 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque compared to the X5's 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, the GLE 450 has a nine-speed automatic transmission while the X5 only offers an eight-speed automatic. The 2020 GLE 450 is also available with an air-spring suspension that further improves the SUV's exceptional ride quality.
Looking inside the cabin of these two competitors, it's clear that the Mercedes-Benz SUV has been recently redesigned with modern style and luxury in mind. Though the cabin of the BMW is nice, it falls short in visual appeal in comparison with the 2020 GLE, looking almost outdated in comparison. The GLE boasts a nicer infotainment and comfort-control center with easy-to-navigate features. Additionally, the digital instrument screen in the Mercedes-Benz is larger and cleaner in design and implementation.
The good news is that the Mercedes-Benz GLE and the BMW X5 both scored incredibly well in crash and safety tests, giving you confidence with every drive. Even better, the 2020 GLE offers a robust collection of driver assistance features that are exclusive to the GLE such as crosswind assist, evasive steering assist, route-based cruise control, and more. Though the X5 offers several driver assistance features, more features come equipped standard on the GLE.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE is an incredible class of luxury SUVs, and we think you'll be sold the moment you get behind the wheel. We would love to introduce you to this exceptional SUV here at Mercedes-Benz of Fredericksburg today. You can get started by browsing our inventory online or at our dealership in person.