2018 BMW X5 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

While luxury shoppers seeking the perfect premium midsize crossover may be satisfied with either of the vehicles in this 2018 BMW X5 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE comparison, each of these models brings different advantages to the road. The 2018 BMW X5 is slightly smaller (offering up to 76.7 cubic feet of cargo space compared with 80.3 cubic feet on the Mercedes-Benz) but that small space is balanced by premium technology and comfort touches.

The 2018 BMW X5 has larger starting price, but it balanced that with standard features that are a shade more advanced than the Mercedes-Benz model. For example, the BMW crossover has 10 standard speakers, compared to eight on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE, and a 10.2-inch central display screen while the Mercedes-Benz comes standard with an 8-inch screen. The 2018 BMW X5 also brings several powertrain and driving advantages to the road.

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2018 BMW X5 sDrive35i vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350
$56,950 Starting MSRP $52,200
18/25 mpg Fuel Economy (city/highway) 18/23 mpg
3.0-L 6-cylinder Engine 3.5-L V-6
10 Standard Speakers 8

Engine Output and Features on the 2018 BMW X5

Both the 2018 BMW X5 and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE come standard with features like a power sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, and premium synthetic leather upholstery. Under the hood they also come competitively equipped. The 2018 BMW X5 has a 300-horsepower 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder base engine in the 35i model, while the 2018 Mercedes-Ben GLE 350 comes with a 302-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6. While the Mercedes-Benz in this 2018 BMW X5 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE comparison may have a slight edge when it comes to horsepower, the BMW switches that around when it come to torque, The 2018 BMW X5 has 300 pound-feet of torque with its base model, while the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 offers just 273 pound-feet of torque. That can translate to a significantly more satisfying driving experience with the BMW.

The 2018 BMW X5 also offers better fuel economy than the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE and it is available with an optional third row of seating, which the Mercedes-Benz midsize crossover does not. If you are interested in learning more about the 2018 BMW X5 in Topeka KS and exploring its performance and technology for yourself, contact a member of the New BMW of Topeka sales team today.

close view of the 2018 BMW X5 steering wheel
2018 BMW X5 driving on a curvy road
luxurious white rear seats of the 2018 BMW X5
front central console and shifter of the 2018 BMW X5