2023 BMW X5 vs. 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 | NewCars.com

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2023 BMW X5 vs. 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 Review

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2023 BMW
X5

MSRP*: $61,600 to $85,400
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2022 Mercedes-Benz
GLS 450

MSRP*: $77,850
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MPG - City 16 - 21 MPG 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 6 seats
Cargo Space 72.3 ft3 84.7 ft3
Engine
  • 335-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 523-hp, 4.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 362-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 335 - 523 hp 362 hp
Towing Capacity 6,603 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 194.3 in 205.0 in
Exterior Width 78.9 in 79.9 in
Leg Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 41.9 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 40.8 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 40.2 in

*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 GLS 450 than in the BMW X5, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW X5 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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 GLS 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). Clearly, the BMW X5 is a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, when considering MSRP.

Dimensions
The BMW X5 is a little narrower than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the BMW X5, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

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

Performance
The BMW X5 has a little less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 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 GLS 450.

Utility
The BMW X5 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The BMW X5 has less cargo space than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.