Compare 2019 BMW X5 vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2019 BMW X5
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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xDrive40i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 xDrive40i Sports Activity Vehicle 20 26 $56,950 $60,700
X5 xDrive50i Sports Activity Vehicle 17 22 $70,950 $75,750
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AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe 17 22 $67,069 $71,350
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC SUV 17 22 $64,061 $68,150
GLE AMG GLE 63 4MATIC SUV 12 18 $96,867 $103,050
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 14 18 $106,220 $113,000
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC SUV 14 18 $103,588 $110,200
GLE GLE 400 4MATIC SUV 17 23 $52,358 $55,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$56,950
$67,069
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,700
$71,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1012 / month
$1189 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 BMW X5 grows even closer to being the do-it-all vehicle in its family. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class can be outfitted to please nearly every luxury-SUV buyer.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard SUV 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
39.8 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
194.3 192.6
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 67.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 65.9
Wheelbase (in)
117.1 114.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
66.1 65.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.3 60.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
33.9 23
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.9 23
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.8
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.9 24.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.3 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50HR19 P315/40HR21
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50HR19 P275/45HR21
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 720
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6603 7200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6603 7200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4991 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6394
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
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
330 @ 1500 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
335 @ 5500 385 @ 6100
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 22
Transmission
Trans Order Code
2TB 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 5.35
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.72
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.17 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.86
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 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
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
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
8.1 9.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 600
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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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