When the kids head off to college, you might not mind making the move to something that flaunts your affluence a little more—something just a little bit more ostentatious. That move used to be made by putting a big touring coupe in the garage; but times have changed, and it’s now more rakish utility vehicles with swoopy rooflines—models like the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe.
BMW calls the X6 a "sports activity coupe," while Mercedes-Benz actually puts the "coupe" badge on its GLE-Class variant. These two vehicles, if you line them up side by side, are near clones. But if you walk around them, there are key differences in the front and rear detailing of these vehicles, as well as in the shape and nuance of the sheet metal.