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Dare to Compare the Mercedes-Benz GLE

Dare to Compare Mercedes-Benz GLE

GLE vs. 2018 BMW X5 and 2018 BMW X6

These days, there’s a wide variety of SUVs on the market for families of all sizes. However, if you’re looking for a genuine luxury SUV that also provides confident levels of performance and a well-equipped cabin, there are only a few models truly worthy of your consideration. The 2018 BMW X5 and 2018 BMW X6 are both exciting and worthwhile models, but in a number of critical areas, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE wins out. We’ve put together the comparison chart below to show you exactly what we mean! Find out more before coming into Mercedes-Benz of Chicago near Oak Park for a test drive.

Features 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV 2018 BMW X5 sDrive35i Sport Activity Vehicle 2018 BMW X6 sDrive35i Sport Activity Coupe
Starting MSRP $52,200 $56,950 $62,700
Engine 3.5L V6 engine 3.0L turbo I6 engine 3.0L turbo I6 engine
Horsepower 302 300 300
Torque 273 300 300
Fuel Economy
EPA-Estimated City MPG 18 18 18
EPA-Estimated Highway MPG 23 25 25
Max Towing Capacity 6,600 pounds 5,952 pounds 6,000 pounds
Max Seating Capacity 5 5 5
Max Cargo Capacity 80.3 cubic feet 66 cubic feet 59.7 cubic feet
Exterior Dimensions
Length 189.7 inches 192.4 inches 193.8 inches
Width 76.2 inches 76.3 inches 78.3 inches
Height 70.7 inches 69.4 inches 67 inches
Wheelbase 114.8 inches 115.5 inches 115.5 inches
Curb Weight 4,650 pounds 4,680 pounds 4,585 pounds
Interior Features
Split-Folding Rear Seats 60/40 40/20/40 40/20/40
Compass Standard Feature Not Offered Feature Not Offered
Safety Features
First Aid Kit Standard Feature Not Offered Feature Not Offered
Second Row Side Airbag Standard Feature Not Offered Feature Not Offered
Emergency Telematics System Mercedes-Benzmbrace®® Connect BMW Assist eCall™ BMW Assist eCall™
Vehicle Theft Tracking Standard Standard Standard
Forward Collision Alert with Front Automatic Braking Active Brake Assist Optional Optional
Driver Attention Monitor ATTENTION ASSIST®® Feature Not Offered Feature Not Offered
Pre-Collision System PRESAFE® Feature Not Offered Feature Not Offered

You Can’t Go Wrong with the GLE!

While all three vehicles offer undeniable appeal, but the new GLE emerges as the best pick—beginning with its lower MSRP. Performance-wise, the 2018 GLE 350 offers more horsepower and a greater towing capacity than the BMW SUVs, as well as cargo room. In addition, only the GLE comes with 60/40-split-folding rear seats and a compass. The GLE also brags a vast array of safety features, such as forward collision warning (Active Brake Assist), a driver attention monitor (ATTENTION ASSIST®), and a pre-collision system (PRESAFE®).

Find Out More About the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

From top to bottom, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE makes a strong case for itself in the always competitive segment of luxury SUVs. You can find out more about this model and take one for a test drive when you visit Mercedes-Benz of Chicago near Evanston; we’re located at 1520 W. North Avenue in Chicago, IL. Our showroom is open Monday through Saturday, and you can always contact us with questions.

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