2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2017 BMW X5

The luxury midsize SUV segment is teeming with premium vehicles that offer individuals and families multiple advantages. From impressive cargo space to a high-ride height to unstoppable premium features, a luxury crossover has it all. In this comparison we are going to look at the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs the 2017 BMW X5. Both of these models are heavy-hitters in their segments, but each of them offers distinct advantages for the luxury shopper.

When it comes to interior space, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE in particular offers several advantages. This model has up to 80.3 cubic feet available for cargo with the rear seats folded down. In contrast, the 2017 BMW X5 offers just 76.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE has five passenger seating, while the 2017 BMW X5 is available with a third row of seating which would increase its capacity to seven passengers. Five comes standard. All-wheel drive is standard on all but the base model of these two vehicles.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2017 BMW X5
$52,000 Starting MSRP $56,600
3.5-L V-6 (302 hp) Base Engine 3.0-L inline-6 (300 hp)
7-speed automatic transmission Transmission 8-speed automatic
80.3 cubic feet Cargo Space 76.7 cubic feet

Engine Power on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Another notable difference between the vehicles in this 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2017 BMW X5 comparison are the powertrain options. The 2017 BMW X5 is available with two gasoline-powered engines: the base inline six-cylinder rated for 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque and a turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 engine rated for 445 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. The Mercedes-Benz midsize crossover has a slightly more powerful base engine, and two more powerful gasoline options. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 comes with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 with 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque, while the premium performance AMG® GLE 63 cranks out 550 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque with its 5.5-liter turbocharged V-8. Both of these vehicles also available with a hybrid model. The BMW also has a diesel model option.

Standard features on both these models include dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjusting front seats with driver memory functions, a power liftgate and infotainment features. To learn more about this comparison, or the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE in Houston TX, contact a member of the Star Motor Cars team today.

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steering wheel and infotainment on 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE