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2021 BMW X5 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 Review

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2021 BMW
X5

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLE 450

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MSRP*
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$59,400 to $82,800
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$61,750
Invoice* $55,740 to $77,505 $58,045
MPG - City 16 - 21 19
MPG - Hwy 22 - 26 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-6, V-8 Inline-6
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 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 BMW X5, 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 BMW X5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X5 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). Whether you pick the BMW X5 or the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 BMW X5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X5 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the BMW X5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the BMW X5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Handling
The BMW X5 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the BMW X5. The BMW X5 has a little less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Warranty
The BMW X5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.