2020 GLE

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE*

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2019 BMW X5

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2019 BMW X5

Searching for a new SUV for your drives around Hamilton? The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE and 2019 BMW X5 have probably made your shortlist. Both offer high-performance engines, optimal comfort, and plenty of high-end technologies. However, the Mercedes-Benz GLE offers stronger engine options and additional features. Compare the new Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5 below!

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE


2019 BMW X5


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GLE vs. X5: Price

The Mercedes-Benz GLE is the more cost-effective SUV, making it a great choice for Ancaster families on a budget. The GLE starts at $64,000 MSRP, while the X5 has a starting MSRP of $71,500.

GLE vs. X5: Performance

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE comes standard with a 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine, generating 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, while the BMW X5 has a 3.0L 6-cylinder engine that produces 335 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. Although when you compare the base models, the GLE 350 4MATIC® vs. BMW X5 xDrive40i, the X5 engine creates more power. The GLE lineup, however, has top-tier models that are more powerful. For example, the GLE 450 4MATIC® is powered by a 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine that produces 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. This model produces more power than the X5 xDrive40i and is priced at $72,000 — a price that’s similar to the xDrive40i.

The GLE is also smoother on Ancaster roads, thanks to is 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission. This provides faster gear shifts than the BMW X5 SUV’s 8-speed automatic transmission.

GLE vs. X5: Interior Space & Features

The Mercedes-Benz GLE seats five to seven (optional) and the BMW X5 provides seating for up to five, making the GLE a better choice for larger families. Not only does the GLE offer more space, but it provides similar features for a lower price. Both the X5 and GLE offer:

  • Power-adjustable driver seat
  • Driver seat memory
  • Heated front seats
  • Adjustable steering column
  • Power liftgate

The GLE also comes with technologies that cannot be matched by the BMW X5. This includes Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), a voice-powered intelligent infotainment system with natural language understanding.

Learn More About the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Features

Get in touch with Mercedes-Benz Burlington to learn more about the Mercedes-Benz GLE utility features and Mercedes-Benz safety features! Still doing research? See how the Mercedes-Benz GLE compares to the Audi Q7 or the INFINITI QX80 before making a final decision!

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