The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class will get compared most often to rivals from BMW or Audi.
The new Q7 features more room in a bigger package, although without the same performance versions as found on the Mercedes.
BMW's X5 and X6 more closely align to the GLE-Class and can be had with similar powertrains, although BMW still manages to offer a turbodiesel—that we prefer.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is considerably less than the GLE Class and offers more off-road capability, if that's what buyers are interested in.
The Acura MDX isn't as daring as the Mercedes, but comes with slightly better fuel economy outside of the hybrid version.
The Lexus RX 350 has a style all its own and we suspect that some buyers will be turned off by the polarizing angular look.
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|2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE ClassBrowse Used Listings||2017 Acura MDXBrowse Used Listings||2017 Audi Q7Browse Used Listings||2017 BMW X5Browse Used Listings||2017 Jeep Grand CherokeeBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Regular Unleaded V-6|
|Standard SUV 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|GLE 350 SUV||FWD||2.0 TFSI Premium||sDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle||75th Anniversary Edition 4x2 *Ltd Avail*|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||quattro Sport Utility||Sports Activity Vehicle||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs. 2017 Acura MDX||2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs. 2017 Audi Q7||2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs. 2017 BMW X5||2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs. 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee|