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

New 2021 Audi e-tron

2021 Audi
e-tron

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450

2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLE 450

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MSRP*
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$65,900 to $69,100
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$61,750
Invoice* $61,948 to $64,956 $58,045
MPG - City 76 - 78 19
MPG - Hwy 77 - 78 N/A
Engine(s) 355-hp, (electric) Inline-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Audi e-tron and the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

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.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Audi e-tron transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than 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.

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.