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BMW X5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE

When comparing the BMW X5 to the Mercedes-Benz GLE, the BMW X5 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and base engine power. The Mercedes-Benz GLE has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE have the same overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the BMW X5 versus the Mercedes-Benz GLE, the two cars are fairly comparable.

BMW X5 versus Mercedes-Benz GLE Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used BMW X5 ranges from $54,885 to $82,876 while a used Mercedes-Benz GLE from the same model year range is priced between $53,878 to $74,696. For a new model, the BMW X5's price is between $63,194 and $92,363, with the Mercedes-Benz GLE priced between $60,459 and $95,927.

BMW X5 versus Mercedes-Benz GLE Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE is 8.0 out of 10. With both vehicles earning the same number they are extremely competitive in their vehicle segment. BMW X5 is ranked 8 out of 21 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs and Mercedes-Benz GLE is ranked 10 out of 21, with their respective reliability, retained value, and safety ratings used to break the tie, in that order. Out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs, the BMW X5 is ranked 67 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE is ranked 17.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the BMW X5’s base engine makes 335 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz GLE base engine makes 255 horsepower. The X5 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 569 miles. The GLE is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 608 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The BMW X5 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Mercedes-Benz GLE has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$63,194 - $92,363

Used Asking Price:

$54,885 - $82,876

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

53.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$60,459 - $95,927

Used Asking Price:

$53,878 - $74,696

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.4%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

8.6 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

5.8 / 10

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 21
5 / 67
8 / 21
12 / 25
16 / 67

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 21
16 / 21
17 / 67
31 / 67

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

sDrive40i, M50i, xDrive40i

Trim Levels

AMG GLE 63 S, GLE 580 4MATIC, GLE 350, AMG GLE 53, GLE 450 4MATIC, GLE 350 4MATIC

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.31 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

335 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

330 foot-lbs @ 1500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.069 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

273 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.055 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

21 / 26 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

460 / 569 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

19 / 27 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

428 / 608 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

39.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

60 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.1 inches

Cargo Space:

33.9 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

72.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.3 inches

Cargo Space:

33.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

74.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4828 lbs

Width:

87.3 inches

Height:

68.7 inches

Length:

194.3 inches

Wheelbase:

117.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4608 lbs

Width:

84.9 inches

Height:

70.7 inches

Length:

194.3 inches

Wheelbase:

117.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 9.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

265/50R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

255/50R19