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Dare to Compare the Mercedes-Benz GLE

Dare to Compare Mercedes-Benz GLE

BMW is well-known for its sport activity vehicles and coupes. The BMW X5 and X6, for example, offer solid performance, fuel-efficiency, and towing prowess. So, how do they stack up against the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV? To help Ewa Beach and Waipahu families make the right decision, we’ve compared the Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5 vs. BMW X6 below!

Features 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV 2018 BMW X5 sDrive35i Sport Activity Vehicle 2018 BMW X6 sDrive35i Sport Activity Coupe
Starting MSRP $52,200 $56,950 $62,700
Engine 3.5L V6 engine 3.0L turbo I6 engine 3.0L turbo I6 engine
Horsepower 302 300 300
Torque 273 300 300
Fuel Economy
EPA-Estimated City MPG 18 18 18
EPA-Estimated Highway MPG 23 25 25
Max Towing Capacity 6,600 pounds 5,952 pounds 6,000 pounds
Max Seating Capacity 5 5 5
Max Cargo Capacity 80.3 cubic feet 66 cubic feet 59.7 cubic feet
Exterior Dimensions
Length 189.7 inches 192.4 inches 193.8 inches
Width 76.2 inches 76.3 inches 78.3 inches
Height 70.7 inches 69.4 inches 67 inches
Wheelbase 114.8 inches 115.5 inches 115.5 inches
Curb Weight 4,650 pounds 4,680 pounds 4,585 pounds
Interior Features
Split-Folding Rear Seats 60/40 40/20/40 40/20/40
Compass Standard Feature Not Offered Feature Not Offered
Safety Features
First Aid Kit Standard Feature Not Offered Feature Not Offered
Second Row Side Airbag Standard Feature Not Offered Feature Not Offered
Emergency Telematics System Mercedes-Benz mbrace® Connect BMW Assist eCall™ BMW Assist eCall™
Vehicle Theft Tracking Standard Standard Standard
Forward Collision Alert with Front Automatic Braking Active Brake Assist Optional Optional
Driver Attention Monitor ATTENTION ASSIST® Feature Not Offered Feature Not Offered
Pre-Collision System PRESAFE® Feature Not Offered Feature Not Offered

Get More for Your Money with the GLE

Compared to the BMW X5 and X6, the 2018 GLE SUV simply offers more for less. In addition to being less expensive, the GLE houses a stronger engine that can tow more than its two competitors. The BMW X5 and X6 offer many of the features found in the GLE 350 interior, but they offer none of its standard driver assists, like a pre-collision system or driver attention monitor.

Test Drive the New GLE in Honolulu!

The numbers speak for themselves! If you want a capable and luxurious SUV for a reasonable price, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE is a smart pick. To take it for a test drive, schedule an appointment at Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu, located near Ewa Beach and Waipahu. Don’t forget to browse our GLE lease specials and finance offers!

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