Compare 2018 BMW X5 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2018 BMW X5
2018 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 $53,695 $57,200
X5 xDrive35d Sports Activity Vehicle 23 29 $57,230 $61,000
X5 xDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle 18 24 $55,835 $59,500
X5 xDrive40e iPerformance Sports Activity Vehicle N/A N/A $59,790 $63,750
X5 xDrive50i Sports Activity Vehicle 15 21 $69,365 $74,050
X5 M Sports Activity Vehicle 14 19 $95,080 $101,700
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AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe 17 22 $65,565 $70,500
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC SUV 17 23 $63,008 $67,750
GLE AMG GLE 63 4MATIC SUV 14 18 $95,372 $102,550
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 14 18 $104,030 $111,860
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC SUV 14 18 $102,021 $109,700
GLE GLE 350 4MATIC SUV 18 22 $50,871 $54,700
GLE GLE 350 SUV 18 23 $48,546 $52,200
GLE GLE 550e 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $62,031 $66,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,695
$65,565
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$57,200
$70,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$953 / month
$1175 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 BMW X5 remains a thoughtful crossover SUV for families, although enthusiasts may be left wanting unless the right options are selected. Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60 -
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 65.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
76.7 60.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
35.8 23
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.8 23
Brakes
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 Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Front Tire Size
P255/50WR19 P275/45HR21
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50WR19 P315/40HR21
Rear Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 7200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 7200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5952 7200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 720
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 720
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4680 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6394
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 21 X 11
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 21 X 10
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 600
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1200 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/182 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5800 385 @ 6100
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
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
Trans Order Code
2TB 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
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Transfer Case Model
- None
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.69
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.69
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 9.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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