2019 MB GLE

Mercedes-Benz GLE

2019 BMW X5


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2019 BMW X5


Starting MSRP

9-speed automatic


8-speed automatic
5-7 (optional)

Seating Capacity


Heated Front Seats


Driver Seat Memory



Feature Not Offered

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE and 2019 BMW X5 top the lists for luxury SUV shoppers in Blue Ash thanks to high-performance engines, optimal comfort, and plenty of advanced technologies. However, the Mercedes-Benz GLE offers stronger engine options and additional features. See the BMW X5 vs. GLE compete for your attention below!

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Pricing

If your Montgomery family is looking for the luxury SUV experience, but still want to be smart about your money, the Mercedes-Benz GLE comes in with a lower price tag. The GLE has a starting MSRP of $56,200* MSRP, while the X5 has a starting MSRP of $60,700.

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Performance Specs

When you compare the base models — the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® vs. BMW X5 xDrive40i — the X5 engine creates more power. The GLE lineup, however, has top-tier models that are more powerful. For example, the GLE 450 4MATIC® is powered by a 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine that generates 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Compare the base model specs and features below:

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine
  • Generates 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission

2019 BMW X5 

  • 3.0L 6-cylinder engine
  • Generates 335 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Interior Features

Compare the BMW X5 vs. GLE, and drivers will find the GLE offers more seating for passengers. The Mercedes-Benz GLE seats five to seven (optional) and the BMW X5 provides seating for up to five, making the GLE the better pick for larger families. Not only is the GLE the more spacious SUV, but it provides many of the same features as the X5 for a lower price. Both the X5 and GLE offer:

  • Driver’s seat memory
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Adjustable steering column
  • Power liftgate

While they both share these niceties, the GLE also includes technologies that cannot be found on the BMW X5 — or any other model not wearing the Three-Pointed Star. This includes Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), a voice-powered intelligent infotainment system with natural language understanding.

Tour the 2020 GLE at Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati!

Contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati to learn more about the new Mercedes-Benz GLE and what’s involved with the financing process!

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