Which SUV Brings the Luxury and Power You Need?

Which SUV Brings the Luxury and Power You Need?

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2020 BMW X5

Passenger side profile of the 2020 GLE

CAPACITY

Seating

Doors

ENGINE

Liters/Type

Horsepower (hp)

Torque (lb-ft)

TRANSMISSION

Type

DRIVETRAIN

Type

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)

STARTING MSRP

Price (USD)

Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 4MATIC®

Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 4MATIC

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

3.0L Turbo Turbo Inline 6-Cylinder

362 hp @ 5,500-6,100 rpm

369 lb-ft @ 1,600-4,000 rpm

TRANSMISSION

9-Speed Automatic

DRIVETRAIN

All-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

19/24

STARTING MSRP

$61,150

BMW X5 xDrive40i

BMW X5 xDrive40i

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

3.0L TwinPower Turbo 6-Cylinder

335 hp @ 5500-6500 rpm

330 lb-ft @ 1,500-5,200 rpm

TRANSMISSION

8-Speed Automatic

DRIVETRAIN

All-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

20/26

STARTING MSRP

$61,200

Luxury, Fun and Suave Looks Only a German SUV Can Bring

Getting behind the wheel of a luxury SUV never felt as good as it does when you take the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE for a spin. It’s not only a fun drive, but it’s a good-looking ride. It features an aerodynamic spoiler, a wrap-around back window and available 21-inch Mercedes-AMG® wheels that craft a regal stance. Plus, you can’t go wrong with the diamond-block grille framing that iconic Tri-Star badge that’ll turn heads and leave the right kind of impressions.

But how does this SUV stack up with the competition? We know the 2020 BMW X5 also packs a fierce design with its kidney grille. So, let’s take a closer look at how the drive and comfort compare.

Ready to take the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE for a spin now? Head to Mercedes-Benz of El Dorado Hills to take this SUV for a test drive. Until then, here’s a closer look at the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. the 2020 BMW X5.

The Feel of German Engineering

When you take a ride in a 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE, you’ll experience an engine that’s perfect for the performance you crave.

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 offers an efficient, yet powerful 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder. It delivers 255 horsepower and achieves an EPA-estimated 27 highway MPG. You’ll power through any major roads and merge onto highways with ease.

If you’re looking to get something with more muscle, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 4MATIC®’s 3.0L inline-6 Turbo with EQ boost has you covered with 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft torque. It’s enough strength to rush you from 0-60 MPH in 5.5 seconds. Plus, the electrified engine helps you generate a bonus 21 horsepower and gas-free coasting for a cleaner and more efficient drive.

Ready to go all-out with extreme performance? Then hop inside the 2020 Mercedes-AMG® GLE 63 S with a Handcrafted AMG® 5.5L V8 biturbo engine. Its 577 horsepower and 561 lb-ft torque brings you the supercar specs you’re looking for with near-instant acceleration. In fact, with a 0-60 MPH time of just 4.1 seconds, you’ll drive one of the fastest SUVs that the streets of El Dorado Hills have ever seen.

Keeping your drives smooth and efficient, the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission offers a flexible range of ratios and endless fun. Enter DYNAMIC SELECT mode, and you’ll take full control with the shift paddles behind your steering wheel. You’ll also customize the throttle feel, shift patterns, suspension and more to suit your driving style and match the road ahead. It’s unique features like this that allows the 2020 GLE to offer a drive no other SUV can match.

By comparison, the BMW X5 sDrive 40i offers a 3.0L TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine with 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft torque for general cruising. The top X5 model, the 2020 BMW X5 M50i, offers a 4.4L Twin Turbo V8 with 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft torque — specs that come close to, but can’t quite match, the Handcrafted AMG® engine of the GLE 63 S. For the transmission, it’s a responsive 8-speed automatic with the typical Sport and Manual shift modes for getting you down the road.

Enter a World of Luxury

Take a seat inside the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE, and you’ll be in a cabin designed to cater to you. The Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) even offers an available interior assistant that’ll respond to all your commands — as well as your reaches and gestures for when you don’t feel like speaking.

For connecting to your media, the standard 12.3-inch touchscreen offers you MB Navigation with augmented reality to show you live videos of where you need to turn. Say “goodbye” to those days of taking the wrong exit from misreading the basic turn-by-turn directions.

You’ll also have access to standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Connect to your smartphone to respond to messages, take any urgent calls and listen to your favorite playlists to set the mood for your drives.

Keep the mood going with the available 64-color LED ambient lighting. You can even blend multiple hues for a look that caters to your style. Everything from soothing blues to energizing yellows is here, so play around and find a color you like for your night drives.

Sit back and enjoy the ride every mile of the way with the available ENERGIZING Comfort. This feature takes control of your seat’s heating, ventilation and massage functions, along with your cabin’s ambient lighting and sounds, to keep you refreshed and relaxed for the full trip. Add some aromatherapy to your drive by infusing scents with your ionized-purified air. How many other cars bring this level of comfort to you?

To also help you get comfortable, standard heated seats keep you warm when the mornings get brisk and cool. Throw in the available ventilated seats to combat the summer months. When you combine the heated and ventilated functions, you’ll warm up and dry off — perfect for when you enter your SUV on rainy days.

When you take a ride in the 2020 X5, you’ll also find an infotainment system in the form of the iDrive Operating System. Apple CarPlay is also available for connecting your iPhone and Apple devices during the drive. For ambient lighting, the 2020 BMW X5 offers you 12 different colors to choose from.

Driving in Luxury Never Before Felt So Safe

Helping you keep your drives secure and easy behind the wheel of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE is a massive suite of available and standard driver-assist features.

Standard Active Brake Assist detects other cars and objects in the road and adjusts the brake force to help you stop in time. If you don’t respond, your GLE hits the brakes for you to help you avoid a fender bender. At slower city speeds, your SUV will also detect and help you stop for pedestrians.

Stay alert during the drive with standard ATTENTION ASSIST®. By monitoring your driving habits, your 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE sends you audio and visual warnings the moment it senses you becoming drowsy or sleepy. It’s your chance to stay safe and pull over to refresh and take a break.

To help you keep your highway drives safe, standard Blind Spot Assist sends alerts to your mirrors and sends you audible warnings when cars enter your blind spots — letting you know to hold off on merging into surrounding lanes.

Take your cruise control to the next level with available Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC. Your Mercedes-Benz GLE drives at a set speed and slows for the traffic ahead to make highway driving a stress-free experience.

DISTRONIC makes every drive easier with Active Lane Change, which allows you to switch lanes with the flick of your turn signal. Throw in Active Steering Assist, and you’ll stay centered in your lane — even when the highway starts to curve. It’s almost like your SUV drives for you.

Sometimes, slamming your brakes isn’t enough to help you avoid a collision. That’s where available Steering Assist saves the day. Upon detecting a collision, your Mercedes-Benz GLE gives you the right amount of steering force to swerve out of the way of a fender bender and straighten out quickly in the next lane.

By comparison, the BMW X5 comes with Active Driving Assistant as a standard feature. Features like front collision warnings, blind spot detection and more guide your drives to keep you safe.

Interior dash and infotainment system of the 2020 GLE

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE for Sale in El Dorado Hills

It’s hard to beat an SUV with the customization features and luxury of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE. Plus, features like Steering Assist and DISTRONIC are hard to find anywhere else. So, stop by Mercedes-Benz of El Dorado Hills to take this luxury SUV for a test drive.

As your local El Dorado Hills Mercedes-Benz dealer, our team is more than happy to walk you through the different trims and help you find the SUV that’s right for your commutes.