Compare 2017 BMW X5 vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2017 BMW X5
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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Sports Activity Vehicle sDrive35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sports Activity Vehicle sDrive35i 18 25 $53,140 $56,600
Sports Activity Vehicle xDrive35d 23 29 $56,670 $60,400
Sports Activity Vehicle xDrive40e iPerformance N/A N/A $59,275 $63,200
Sports Activity Vehicle xDrive50i 15 21 $68,995 $73,650
Sports Activity Vehicle 14 19 $94,150 $100,700
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RWD 4-Door GLE 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door GLE 350 18 24 $47,523 $51,100
4MATIC 4-Door GLE 300d 22 29 $48,825 $52,500
4MATIC 4-Door GLE 350 17 22 $49,848 $53,600
4MATIC 4-Door GLE 400 18 22 $60,078 $64,600
4MATIC 4-Door Coupe GLE 450 AMG 17 23 $60,543 $65,100
4MATIC 4-Door GLE 550e 18 22 $60,962 $65,550
4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLE 63 13 17 $92,954 $99,950
4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLE 63 S-Model 13 17 $99,603 $107,100
4MATIC 4-Door Coupe AMG GLE 63 S 14 18 $101,649 $109,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,140
$47,523
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,600
$51,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$943 / month
$852 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 BMW X5 boasts a solid set of powertrains and features that move the sedan toward the top of any list of luxury SUVs. The M-Class gets a new lease on luxury-crossover life as the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class—and it's joined by a swoopy new Coupe variant.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 38.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 40.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60 58.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 114.8
Height, Overall (in)
69.4 70.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 65.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
76.7 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
35.8 38.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.8 38.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 13
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.4 24.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50WR19 P255/50HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P255/50WR19 P255/50HR19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 6600
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5952 6600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 660
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 660
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 6600
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4680 4652
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Engine
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5800 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1300 273 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
205 427
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 8.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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