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2021 Genesis GV80 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 Review

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2021 Genesis

MSRP*: $48,900 to $65,550
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLE 450

MSRP*: $61,750
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Invoice* $45,820 to $61,412 $58,045
MPG - City 18 - 21 MPG 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 25 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 300 - 375 hp 362 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 7,700 lbs
Exterior Length 194.7 in 194.3 in
Exterior Width 77.8 in 76.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.6 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 40.9 in
Head Room Front 40.2 in
Rear 38.4 in
Front 40.5 in
Rear 39.6 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 than in the Genesis GV80, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Genesis GV80 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Genesis GV80, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Genesis GV80 will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Genesis GV80 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

The Genesis GV80 is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Genesis GV80 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

The Genesis GV80 has the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

In terms of towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 is clearly the choice over the Genesis GV80 for pulling heavy loads. The Genesis GV80 has a little more horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

With somewhat higher torque, the Genesis GV80 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

The Genesis GV80 has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, making the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Genesis GV80 than that of the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.