2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Black 2019 BMW X5

2019 BMW X5

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE


2019 BMW X5
$56,200 MSRP*

Starting Price

$58,900 MSRP
9-speed automatic


8-speed automatic

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Heated Seating


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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2019 BMW X5

When you want to roll through the Atlanta area in a brand-new luxury vehicle, there are plenty of intriguing choices to consider. But when you’ve done all the research, you’ve probably landed on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5. So, which one truly embodies everything that a luxury car represents? The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE is the SUV drivers want with the price, performance, design, and features that are bound to impress. Let’s take a closer look at the BMW X5 vs GLE.

BMW X5 vs. GLE: Pricing

Comparing the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs BMW X5, you’ll find two models priced competitively for the luxury market. However, you can pocket a serious chunk of change if you opt for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE has a starting price of $56,200* MSRP, while the X5 price starts at $58,900 MSRP. That’s a difference of $7,000! And as you’ll see, the new GLEoffers the more upscale experience of the two.

BMW X5 vs. GLE: Performance

If the BMW X5 offered better advantages to justify the higher price point, we would gladly recommend it. But the Mercedes-Benz GLE offers not just the better value, but the better performance as well. Let’s compare their powertrains:

  • Mercedes-Benz GLE (base): 255-hp 2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE 580 4MATIC®: 483-hp 4.0-Liter Twin-Turbocharged Mild-Hybrid V8
  • BMW X5 (base): 335-hp 3.0-Liter Inline 6-Cylinder
  • BMW X5 xDrive50i: 465-hp 4.4-Liter Twin-Turbocharged V8

The Mercedes-Benz GLE also has a standard 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission for greater efficiency and smooth shifting on Cumming roads, while the BMW X5 merely has an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Black 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Parked on Street

BMW X5 vs. GLE: Interior

Whether you’re looking for a spacious family SUV or a luxury ride to elevate your daily commute, the cabin design is incredibly important when choosing your next vehicle. And the Mercedes-Benz has the greater flexibility of the two. While both models have 5 seats standard, the GLE is available with 7 seats for larger Johns Creek families — the X5 is not.

BMW X5 vs. GLE: Technology

How about high-tech features? The 2020 GLE offers standard perks like:

  • Remote engine start
  • A hands-free power liftgate
  • Wi-Fi hotspot compatibility
  • Automatic parking assistance
  • MBUX voice-activated infotainment
  • And more!
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Rear Interior View

Test Drive a New Mercedes-Benz GLE Today!

Are you ready to treat yourself to a test drive, so you can learn more about the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5 in person? Visit RBM of Alpharetta in Alpharetta to get behind the wheel of a brand-new GLE today and compare it to the GLC while you’re here. Still researching? Find out how to choose the right Mercedes-Benz for you or browse the new AMG® Mercedes-Benz model lineup for high-octane performance.

*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.

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