2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2021 BMW X5

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2021  BMW X5

Starting MSRP

9-speed automatic


8-speed automatic
5-7 (optional)

Seating Capacity

5-7 (optional)

Heated Front Seats


Driver Seat Memory


Are you in the market for a new SUV that delivers an elegant and powerful performance on Everett roads? The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE and the 2021 BMW X5 are both notable vehicles as they offer robust engine options, top-tier comfort features, and upscale convenience technologies. However, the Mercedes-Benz GLE comes out on top as it is equipped with stronger engine options and a bevy of VIP amenities. Compare the BMW X5 vs. GLE with Mercedes-Benz of Lynnwood, below!

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Prices

If you’re shopping on a budget in Edmonds, you’ll be pleased to know that the Mercedes-Benz GLE is the more cost-effective SUV:

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV Starting Price: $54,750 MSRP*
  • 2021 BMW X5 sDrive40i Starting Price: $59,400 MSRP

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Performance Features

When comparing the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs. BMW X5 at their base-level, you’ll find that both models provide impressive performance features and capabilities that are designed to enhance your Edmonds drives:

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Standard Engine

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo
  • 255 hp / 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission

2021 BMW X5 Standard Engine

  • 3.0L 6-cylinder
  • 335 hp / 332 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

While the BMW X5 sDrive40i engine generates more power, the GLE provides a much smoother ride on Bothell roads thanks to a 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission. This provides faster gear shifts than the BMW X5 SUV’s 8-speed automatic transmission.

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Passenger Dimensions

When you compare the BMW X5 vs. GLE in terms of their dimensions, you’ll find more room for passengers in the GLE. Even though both SUVs seat five to seven passengers–with an optional third row, the GLE offers more legroom, thus a more comfortable ride.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Passenger Dimensions

  • Front legroom: 40.3 inches
  • Rear legroom: 40.9 inches

2021 BMW X5 Passenger Dimensions

  • Front legroom: 39.8 inches
  • Rear legroom: 37.4 inches

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Cargo Space Dimensions

Whether your children have lots of sporting equipment, or you enjoy tackling DIY projects, the Mercedes-Benz excels in cargo space dimensions with 74.9 cubic feet while the BMW X5 comes up short with just 56.5 cubic feet.

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Interior Features

Not only does the GLE provide more interior space, it also offers similar features to the X5 but for a much 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 equipped with brand-specific technologies that cannot be matched by the BMW X5 such as Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), a voice-powered intelligent infotainment system with natural language understanding.

Explore the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Features at Mercedes-Benz of Lynnwood

When you’re ready to upgrade your Lynnwood drives with a new Mercedes-Benz GLE, contact us to arrange a test drive! Or, get a head start on the car-buying process by applying for financing online to get pre-approved.

*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. Options, model availability and actual dealer price may vary. See dealer for details, costs and terms.

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