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Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs 2018 BMW X5

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2018 BMW X5
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$65,565
$53,695
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$70,500
$57,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1175 / 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
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 60
Front Head Room (in)
- 40.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 61.5
Second Leg Room (in)
- 36.6
Front Leg Room (in)
- 40.4
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
192.6 192.4
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 69.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.9 65
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 115.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
65.1 64.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.7 76.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23 35.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23 35.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.6
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 13.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 22.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 41.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P315/40HR21 P255/50WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Front Tire Size
P275/45HR21 P255/50WR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
720 595
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
720 595
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7200 5952
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7200 5952
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7200 5952
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6394 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4680
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
21 X 11 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
21 X 10 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
600 -
Engine
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
384 @ 2500 300 @ 1200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/182
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
385 @ 6100 300 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.80 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.24 3.14
Trans Order Code
421 2TB
Transfer Case Model
None -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.64 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.35 4.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.67
Trans PTO Access
No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 2.11
Trans Type
9 8
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.84
Drivetrain
All Wheel Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.15
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLE BMW X5
Body Code
S -
Body Style
4MATIC Sports Activity Vehicle
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.69 -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.69 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.4
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
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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