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

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2021 BMW
X5

MSRP*: $59,400 to $82,800
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLE 450

MSRP*: $61,750
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Invoice* $55,740 to $77,505 $58,045
MPG - City 16 - 21 MPG 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 72.3 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-6, V-8 Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 335 - 523 hp 362 hp
Towing Capacity 7,200 lbs 7,700 lbs
Exterior Length 194.3 in 194.3 in
Exterior Width 78.9 in 76.7 in
Leg Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 40.9 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 40.8 in
Rear 38.7 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 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.

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.

Powertrain
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.

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.