2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2021 BMW X5

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2021 BMW X5
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE


2021 BMW X5

Starting MSRP

9-speed automatic


8-speed automatic
5-7 (optional)

Seating Capacity

5-7 (optional)

Heated Front Seats


Driver Seat Memory



Feature Not Offered

Looking for an SUV that is classy, chic and luxurious as you’re driving through Larchmont? Although both vehicles offer smooth rides to your destination, the Mercedes-Benz GLE provides more efficient engine speed and a variety of amenities. It’s top of the line Mercedes-Benz User Experience allows the driver and passengers to fully engage with the vehicle with voice control and tailor it to your unique desires. Although the BMW X5 is the option for a WiFi hotspot, the Mercedes-Benz GLE has the hotspot as a standard, guaranteeing internet access while cruising through Mamaroneck.



2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: MSRP

Have a budget? No problem! The Mercedes-Benz GLE gives you the opportunity to enjoy a luxury vehicle while spending within your means. 

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV Starting Price: $54,250 MSRP*
  • 2021 BMW X5 sDrive40i Starting Price: $59,400 MSRP

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Engine Specs

When comparing the entry-level Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs. BMW X5, you’ll note that both offer ample performance in Mamaroneck:

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Standard Engine

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo
  • 255 hp / 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission

2021 BMW X5 Standard Engine

  • 3.0L 6-cylinder
  • 335 hp / 332 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

Although the BMW X5 engine generates more power, the GLE provides a much smoother ride on Bronxville roads thanks to a 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission. This provides faster gear shifts than the BMW X5 SUV’s 8-speed automatic transmission. 

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Seating Room

When comparing the dimensions of the GLE vs X5, you’ll feel the difference in the GLE as it has more space. All five passengers have space to stretch their legs sufficiently. This additional room makes a more comfortable experience as you are riding through Bronxville. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Passenger Dimensions

  • Front legroom: 40.3 inches
  • Rear legroom: 40.9 inches

2021 BMW X5 Passenger Dimensions

  • Front legroom: 39.8 inches
  • Rear legroom: 37.4 inches

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Cargo Space 

Going on a family vacation? Leaving Mamaroneck and going to a sporting event out of town? The Mercedes-Benz GLE gives more space than the BMW X5 to store whatever equipment, luggage or other items. Compared to the X5, the GLE has more than 10 cubic feet, allowing more cargo space. 

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Cabin Appointments

In addition to more space, the GLE has similar interior features to the X5 for a much lower price. Both the X5 and GLE offer: 

  • Power-adjustable driver seat
  • Driver seat memory
  • Heated front seats
  • Adjustable steering column
  • Power liftgate

Enjoy the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Features at Mercedes-Benz of New Rochelle

If you’re ready to upgrade to the new Mercedes-Benz GLE, contact us to arrange a test drive! Alternatively, you can start the car-buying process by applying for financing online to get pre-approved. 


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