Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs 2018 BMW X5

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2018 BMW X5
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SUV GLE 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SUV GLE 350 18 23 $48,546 $52,200
4MATIC SUV GLE 350 18 22 $50,871 $54,700
4MATIC SUV GLE 550e N/A N/A $62,031 $66,700
4MATIC SUV AMG GLE 43 17 23 $63,008 $67,750
4MATIC Coupe AMG GLE 43 17 22 $65,565 $70,500
4MATIC SUV AMG GLE 63 14 18 $95,372 $102,550
4MATIC SUV AMG GLE 63 S 14 18 $102,021 $109,700
4MATIC Coupe AMG GLE 63 S 14 18 $104,030 $111,860
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Sports Activity Vehicle sDrive35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sports Activity Vehicle sDrive35i 18 25 $53,695 $57,200
Sports Activity Vehicle xDrive35i 18 24 $55,835 $59,500
Sports Activity Vehicle xDrive35d 23 29 $57,230 $61,000
Sports Activity Vehicle xDrive40e iPerformance N/A N/A $59,790 $63,750
Sports Activity Vehicle xDrive50i 15 21 $69,365 $74,050
Sports Activity Vehicle 14 19 $95,080 $101,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,546
$53,695
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,200
$57,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$870 / month
$953 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer. The 2018 BMW X5 remains a thoughtful crossover SUV for families, although enthusiasts may be left wanting unless the right options are selected.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
60.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.5
Second Hip Room (in)
60.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 61.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 60
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 115.5
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 69.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 65
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.2 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.9 64.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
35.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.2 35.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
41.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.3 76.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
38.2 35.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.9 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.7
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)
12.8 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 22.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 41.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P255/50WR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P255/50WR19
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6600 5952
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 595
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 595
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 5952
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 5952
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4650 4680
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 210
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6500 300 @ 5800
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 3500 300 @ 1200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.0 L/182
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.14
Trans Order Code
427 2TB
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.84
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.47 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.11
Trans Type
7 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLE BMW X5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 8.4
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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