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2021 Audi e-tron vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 Review

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2021 Audi
e-tron

MSRP*: $65,900 to $69,100
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLE 450

MSRP*: $61,750
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Invoice* $61,948 to $64,956 $58,045
MPG - City 76 - 78 MPG 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 77 - 78 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 54.5 - 57.0 ft3 Info not available
Engine 355-hp, (electric) Inline-6
Transmission Automatic Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 355 hp 362 hp
Towing Capacity 4,000 lbs 7,700 lbs
Exterior Length 193.0 in 194.3 in
Exterior Width 76.2 in 76.7 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 40.9 in
Head Room Front 38.1 in
Rear 37.9 - 39.0 in
Front 40.5 in
Rear 39.6 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 than in the Audi e-tron, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Audi e-tron.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Audi e-tron, 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 Audi e-tron is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi e-tron will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Dimensions
The Audi e-tron is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450. When looking at overall length, the Audi e-tron takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Handling
The Audi e-tron has the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 is clearly the choice over the Audi e-tron for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Audi e-tron and the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Audi e-tron transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Utility
The Audi e-tron has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, making the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
The Audi e-tron comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.