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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® vs. 2019 BMW X5

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC®vs. 2019 BMW X5

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The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 offers ultra-modern features, a spacious interior, and advanced safety systems. Fletcher Jones Imports is pleased to offer this standout vehicle to our customers from Spring Valley to Summerlin. To demonstrate just how much this vehicle excels, we’ve decided to compare it to another popular choice in the segment: the 2019 BMW X5 Sport Activity Coupe.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® VS 2019 BMW X5 Sport Activity Coupe
$56,200* Starting MSRP $60,700
9-speed automatic Transmission 8-speed automatic
5-7 (optional) Seating Capacity 5
Standard Heated Front Seats Standard
Standard Driver Seat Memory Standard
Standard MBUX Feature Not Offered

GLE vs. X5: Price

While their comfort levels are unparalleled, luxury SUVs tend to have steep price-tags. Fortunately, if you pick the new GLE 350 4MATIC®, you’ll get a well-equipped, high-end SUV for a starting MSRP of $56,200. The entry-level 2019 BMW X5 starts at $60,700. If you’d prefer to save a significant amount of money and still reap the benefits of a luxury SUV, you can’t go wrong with the 2020 GLE 350 4MATIC®.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 SUV


2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 SUV

GLE vs. X5: Luxury Features

On both models, you’ll enjoy a wide array of convenience and safety features for an all-around enjoyable driving experience. The GLE 350 4MATIC® and BMW X5 come with a similar set of features — with the GLE coming at a more competitive price. Features provided on both SUVs include:

  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Driver seat memory
  • Power liftgate
  • Heated front seats
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Apple CarPlay®

While the GLE and X5 share many similar luxury features, the GLE offers an innovative technology not included on the X5: Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX). This voice-powered infotainment system can learn your preferences over time, thanks to artificial intelligence. What’s more, the GLE also can seat up to seven, while the X5 can only fit five passengers.

GLE vs. X5: Performance

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® comes equipped with a 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine that generates 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. The BMW X5, on the other hand, is powered by a 3.0L 6-cylinder engine that produces 355 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. Although the BMW X5 base engine is stronger than the GLE 350 4MATIC® engine, the next model in the GLE lineup — the GLE 450 4MATIC® — outputs more power than the X5 at the comparable price of $61,150.

Furthermore, the GLE comes with an 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission, which results in smoother handling than the BMW X5, which comes equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 SUV

Explore the 2020 GLE 350 SUV at Fletcher Jones Imports

Compared to the 2019 BMW X5, it’s clear that the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV is the roomier, better equipped, and safer option. We welcome you to visit Fletcher Jones Imports at 7300 West Sahara Avenue near Summerlin, NV to explore the GLE lineup and learn more about BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz models. Compare the GLE to the BMW X6, then schedule a test drive today!

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