BMW X5 vs Mercedes-Benz GLE

2021 BMW X5
2021 BMW X5
$59,400MSRP
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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
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2021 BMW X5
$59,400MSRP
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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
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MSRP

$59,400

MSRP

$62,650

Average price

$36,321

Average price

$48,569

Listings

9375

Listings

9551
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

8.0 out of 10

Expert reviews

8.0 out of 10
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Stylish design
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Impressive electric range
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian handling
  • Advanced safety features are not standard

Reviews Summary

The BMW X5 was fully redesigned for the 2019 model year. In 2020, high-performance models were added to the mix and for 2021, the SUV’s second-generation plug-in hybrid variant joins the family. All feature similar body design and utility, including a large cargo area.

Reviews Summary

This midsize Mercedes SUV gets a facelift for 2024 that includes an upgraded interior and infotainment system as well as some new styling cues. Mercedes’ 4matic all-wheel drive system is standard across the lineup, as is seating for five, though a small third row is an option. Models include the GLE 350, GLE 450, and GLE 580, all with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. Also on tap are the AMG GLE 53 and AMG GLE 63 S. However, new for this year, and the primary tester for this review, is the GLE 450e with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Verdict: A new plug-in hybrid powertrain helps the GLE hit a sweet spot between performance and efficiency. Elsewhere, this is classic Mercedes: big and beautiful with plenty of luxury touches and great space. These aren’t inexpensive SUVs, but then again, Mercedes is one of the principal faces of the pricey luxury market.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

3.0L 335 hp I6

Engine

2.0L 255 hp I4

Drive Train

RWD

Drive Train

AWD

Seating Capacity

7

Seating Capacity

7

Horsepower

335 hp @ 5500 rpm

Horsepower

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

MPG City

21

MPG City

20

MPG Highway

26

MPG Highway

27
2021 BMW X5
2021 BMW X5
$59,400MSRP
Overview
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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
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2021 BMW X5
$59,400MSRP
Overview
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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
Overview
Overview
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Overview
MSRP
$59,400
$62,650
Average price
$36,321
$48,569
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.5
4.7
Expert reviews

8.0 out of 10

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8.0 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Stylish design
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Impressive electric range
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian handling
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
Summary
The BMW X5 was fully redesigned for the 2019 model year. In 2020, high-performance models were added to the mix and for 2021, the SUV’s second-generation plug-in hybrid variant joins the family. All feature similar body design and utility, including a large cargo area.

This midsize Mercedes SUV gets a facelift for 2024 that includes an upgraded interior and infotainment system as well as some new styling cues. Mercedes’ 4matic all-wheel drive system is standard across the lineup, as is seating for five, though a small third row is an option. Models include the GLE 350, GLE 450, and GLE 580, all with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. Also on tap are the AMG GLE 53 and AMG GLE 63 S. However, new for this year, and the primary tester for this review, is the GLE 450e with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Verdict: A new plug-in hybrid powertrain helps the GLE hit a sweet spot between performance and efficiency. Elsewhere, this is classic Mercedes: big and beautiful with plenty of luxury touches and great space. These aren’t inexpensive SUVs, but then again, Mercedes is one of the principal faces of the pricey luxury market.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
3.0L 335 hp I6
2.0L 255 hp I4
Drive Train
RWD
AWD
Seating Capacity
7
7
Horsepower
335 hp @ 5500 rpm
255 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG City
21
20
MPG Highway
26
27
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