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

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2021 Ford
Expedition Max

MSRP*: $55,410 to $79,425
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLE 450

MSRP*: $61,750
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Invoice* $53,193 to $76,052 $58,045
MPG - City 16 - 17 MPG 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 23 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 121.4 ft3 Info not available
Engine V-6 Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 375 - 400 hp 362 hp
Towing Capacity 9,000 lbs 7,700 lbs
Exterior Length 221.9 in 194.3 in
Exterior Width 79.9 in 76.7 in
Leg Room Front 43.9 in
Rear 42.6 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 40.9 in
Head Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 40.0 in
Front 40.5 in
Rear 39.6 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Expedition Max than in the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450. The Ford Expedition Max 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 Max 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 Max 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 Max is much higher than that for the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Expedition Max 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 Max, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Handling
The Ford Expedition Max has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

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

Utility
The Ford Expedition Max 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 Max is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.