Compare 2017 BMW X5 vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2017 BMW X5
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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sDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 sDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle 18 25 $53,140 $56,600
X5 xDrive35d Sports Activity Vehicle 23 29 $56,670 $60,400
X5 xDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle 18 24 $55,275 $58,900
X5 xDrive40e iPerformance Sports Activity Vehicle N/A N/A $59,275 $63,200
X5 xDrive50i Sports Activity Vehicle 15 21 $68,995 $73,650
X5 M Sports Activity Vehicle 14 19 $94,150 $100,700
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AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe 17 23 $64,775 $69,650
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC SUV 17 23 $62,450 $67,150
GLE AMG GLE 63 4MATIC SUV 13 17 $94,572 $101,690
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 14 18 $102,905 $110,650
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC SUV 13 17 $101,221 $108,840
GLE GLE 300d 4MATIC SUV 22 29 $49,662 $53,400
GLE GLE 350 4MATIC SUV 18 23 $50,685 $54,500
GLE GLE 350 SUV 18 23 $48,360 $52,000
GLE GLE 400 4MATIC SUV 18 23 $61,055 $65,650
GLE GLE 550e 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $61,659 $66,300

2017 BMW X5 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Compare Cars

The BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class are mid-size luxury sport-utility vehicles that both manage to straddle many of the sometimes-conflicting priorities of SUV shoppers.

The X5 and M-Class, which is what the GLE was called up until this past year, were two of the market’s first luxury SUVs, both introduced in the late 1990s. And they’ve evolved from models centered around toughness, capability, and utility to vehicles that offer just as many cabin amenities and tech features as the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which have roughly the same parking footprint.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,140
$64,775
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,600
$69,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$943 / month
$1161 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.7
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 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class pared down its powertrains to gas only or a plug-in hybrid, although it still has plenty of stops in between for luxury buyers.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60 -
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 65.1
Length, Overall (in)
192.4 192.6
Height, Overall (in)
69.4 67.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 65.9
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 114.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.8 23
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
76.7 60.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
35.8 23
Brakes
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 13.8
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 13
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.4 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/50WR19 P315/40WR21
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P255/50WR19 P275/45WR21
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 720
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 7200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5952 7200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4680 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6350
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 21 X 10
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 21 X 11
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 600
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1300 384 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5800 362 @ 5500
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23
Transmission
Trans Order Code
205 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.86
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.72
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.24
Transfer Case Model
- None
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.69
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.69
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
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
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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