When comparing the 2019 BMW X5's and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE's specifications and ratings, the 2019 BMW X5 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability and base engine power. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, resale value and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the 2019 BMW X5's and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
2019 BMW X5 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Pricing
A used 2019 BMW X5 ranges from $33,998 to $51,994 while a used 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE is priced between $32,464 to $71,999.
2019 BMW X5 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2019 BMW X5 loses 53.8 percent of its value and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE loses 46.4 percent of its value. This means the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE retains 7.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2019 BMW X5.
2019 BMW X5 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW X5 is 7.8 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz GLE's quality rating is 8.4 out of 10. This results in the BMW X5 being ranked 10 out of 20 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs and the Mercedes-Benz GLE being ranked 4 out of 20. Out of 60 Best Luxury 5-seater SUVs, the BMW X5 is ranked 16 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE is ranked 7. The BMW X5 is also ranked 20 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs while the Mercedes-Benz GLE is ranked 9 out of 67.
2019 BMW X5 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW X5 is 8.4 out of 10. For the Mercedes-Benz GLE the reliability rating is 7.2 out of 10. This gives the BMW X5 an advantage in reliability compared to the Mercedes-Benz GLE.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2019 BMW X5’s base engine makes 335 horsepower, and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE base engine makes 329 horsepower. The X5 is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 569 miles. The GLE is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 566 miles. This gives the 2019 BMW X5 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE. Both models use premium unleaded.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE has higher safety ratings than the 2019 BMW X5, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.