2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2018 BMW X5

2018 mercedes-benz gle 350 vs 2018 bmw x5

One of the most competitive markets in the entire automotive industry is the midsize SUV. This is even truer if you're looking at just luxury midsize SUVs. Drivers can't seem to get enough of them! The midsize SUV offers a size that some may call a Goldilocks of sorts, not too big or small, just right. Automakers have flooded the market with tons of models to try to capitalize on all this driver interest. With so many options to choose from, which stand out above the rest?

That's where we come in. We create these model comparison pages so that drivers can see how some of the most popular vehicle models stack up directly against one another! We find that it helps for drivers to see key model information side-by-side to cut down on confusion. For this comparison, we're going to be looking at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 and 2018 BMW X5, two of the most popular luxury midsize SUVs available today! To see which offers more value to drivers, we're going to examine their MSRP, efficiency, power and interior space. Let's see who comes out on top!

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350
2018 BMW X5
$52,200 MSRP $57,200
20 MPG Fuel Economy (Combined) 21 MPG
302 HP Horsepower 300 HP
80.3 Cubic Feet Max Interior Cargo Volume 76.7 Cubic Feet

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When you look at the measurements and metrics of both models, it's easy to see why both are so popular among drivers! In fact, this may be our closest comparison yet! Both offer impressive value when it comes to efficiency, power and space and is neck-and-neck with one another. However, when you compare the two side-by-side, it's clear that the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 holds the edge over the 2018 BMW X5.

When it comes to fuel efficiency, the 2018 BMW X5 holds the slightest of advantages, but in other key categories like power, interior space and MSRP, the 2018 GLE 350 shows itself to be the superior luxury midsize SUV. Maybe the most important distinction is the MSRP, where the GLE 350 is $5,000 less than the BMW X5, but still offers just as much if not more value in other categories.

What's more important, though, than all those other factors is safety. Thankfully, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 is no slouch in that regard either! The GLE 350 comes with some of the latest and most advanced safety features available. Safety features include:


  • Distance Pilot DISTRONIC and Steering Pilot 

  • Blind Spot Assist 

  • Lane Keeping Assist 

  • Speed Limit Assist 

Want to learn more about the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 or get behind the wheel of one for yourself? Contact our staff at Mercedes-Benz of Wilmington today! 

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advanced dashboard and display of park assist for 2018 mercedes-benz gle 350


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