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2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class vs. 2016 BMW X5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class than in the BMW X5. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and the BMW X5.

Convenience
With the BMW X5, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is somewhat more expensive than the BMW X5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the BMW X5.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is much wider than the BMW X5, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, which is slightly longer than the BMW X5.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW X5.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has the same turning radius as the BMW X5, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is clearly the choice over the BMW X5 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class greatly out-muscles the BMW X5.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and the BMW X5. With the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW X5.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW X5.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz
GL-Class

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MSRP*: $64,550 - $91,300

2016 BMW
X5

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MSRP*: $54,700 - $71,500
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City MPG: 13 - 19 15 - 24
Highway MPG: 18 - 26 21 - 31
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 Inline-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $60,032 - $84,909 $50,825 - $66,280

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.