Compare 2019 BMW X5 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2019 BMW X5
2020 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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GLE 350 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE GLE 350 4MATIC SUV 19 26 $53,345 $56,750
GLE GLE 350 SUV 19 26 $50,995 $54,250
GLE GLE 450 4MATIC SUV 19 24 $58,045 $61,750
GLE GLE 580 4MATIC SUV 17 21 $72,944 $77,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$56,950
$53,345
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,700
$56,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1012 / month
$946 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 BMW X5 grows even closer to being the do-it-all vehicle in its family. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class delivers no-compromise crossover SUV comfort and luxury.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60 59.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 40.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
39.8 40.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 40.5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
194.3 194.3
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 70.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 66.4
Wheelbase (in)
117.1 117.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 76.7
Track Width, Front (in)
66.1 65.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
33.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.9 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 41.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 67.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 35
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.9 22.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.3 39.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50HR19 P255/50HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50HR19 P255/50HR19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 770
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6603 7700
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6603 7700
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4991 4696
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 1500 273 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
335 @ 5500 255 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
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 Drive All Wheel Drive
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 3.69
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
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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