The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class will get compared most often to rivals from BMW or Audi.
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 new Q7 features more room in a bigger package, although without the same performance versions as found on the Mercedes.
The Acura MDX isn't as daring as the Mercedes, but comes with slightly better fuel economy outside of the hybrid version.
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 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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|2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE ClassBrowse Used Listings||2018 Acura MDXBrowse Used Listings||2018 Audi Q7Browse Used Listings||2018 BMW X5Browse Used Listings||2018 Jeep Grand CherokeeBrowse Used Listings||2018 Lexus RXBrowse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 28 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||Regular Unleaded V-6|
|Standard SUV 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Standard SUV 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|GLE 350 SUV||FWD||2.0 TFSI Premium||sDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle||Altitude 4x2 *Ltd Avail*||RX 350 FWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||quattro Sport Utility||Sports Activity Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs. 2018 Acura MDX||2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs. 2018 Audi Q7||2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs. 2018 BMW X5||2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs. 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee||2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs. 2018 Lexus RX|