2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV

2018 BMW x5

2018 BMW X5

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV vs. 2018 BMW X5


Sensible Safety Technology

While the BMW X5 sports smart safety features such as a surround-view camera system, it simply doesn’t match up to the smart safety technology of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV has the following safety features standard or available, and the BMW X5 simply doesn’t:

  • PRESAFE® – in the unlikely event of a collision, PRESAFE® adjusts the front passenger seat, and can tighten front seatbelts, to ensure your safety.
  • Available DISTRONIC PLUS® Intelligent Cruise Control – this feature adapts your set speed to the vehicle ahead, ideal for crowded drives to either San Francisco or Sacramento.
  • ATTENTION ASSIST®—detects tiredness by helpfully monitoring driving behavior. If you start to nod off, visual and audible warnings will emit.
GLE with doors open

Performance versus Price

It’s true: both the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV and the 2018 BMW X5 have 4MATIC® AWD available. And while it’s also true that the 2018 BMW X5 has a 4.4-Liter V8, 567-hp engine, compared to the 3.5-Liter V6, 302-hp engine of the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV, a 302-hp, V6 engine is nonetheless muscular enough for your Napa cruises.

Plus, the MSRP of the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV $52,200* is significantly cheaper than the BMW X5 M, whose MSRP is $100,700.

2018 GLE by sea

Interior and Cargo Space

Both the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV and the 2018 BMW X5 can seat up to five passengers comfortably, but the GLE 350 is much more spacious. Take a look at the cargo space of the GLE 350 below:

  • Cargo Volume: 38.2 cu.-ft.
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 80.3 cu.-ft.

Compared to the the 2018 BMW X5 cargo space

  • Cargo Volume: 35.8 cu.-ft.
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 76.7 cu.-ft.
GLE interior

Why is the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV Best for Me?

The verdict is out: Fairfield families looking for a luxury vehicle whose safety specs match its sumptuous interior shouldn’t have to pay premium prices for a premium ride. Whether you’re interested in leasing or financing a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV, we will work with you to ensure that you’ll be on the road in your new vehicle in no time. Be sure to check our Mercedes-Benz comparisons for other models!

* Excludes all options, taxes, title registration, $995 transportation charge and dealer preparation fees.

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