2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class vs. 2015 BMW X5 Review

Comparison Review

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.

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.

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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW X5, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and the BMW X5 have similar Destination Charges.

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. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW X5.

With somewhat higher torque, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the BMW X5.

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.

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.

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.

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

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2015 Mercedes-Benz

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MSRP*: $63,600 - $119,450

2015 BMW

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MSRP*: $53,900 - $70,100
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 3.12%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.08%
City MPG: 13 - 19 15 - 24
Highway MPG: 17 - 26 22 - 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
Invoice*: $59,148 - $111,089 $50,090 - $64,990

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Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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