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2021 Ford Expedition vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 Review

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2021 Ford
Expedition

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLE 450

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MSRP*
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$49,625 to $77,425
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$61,750
Invoice* $47,640 to $74,162 $58,045
MPG - City 17 19
MPG - Hwy 22 - 23 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
The Ford Expedition offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450. The Ford Expedition will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Expedition 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). The Ford Expedition 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 Destination Charge for the Ford Expedition is much higher than that for the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Expedition is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford Expedition, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Expedition transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Handling
The Ford Expedition 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 Ford Expedition, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450. The Ford Expedition has a little more horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Utility
The Ford Expedition offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Expedition is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.