The 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.
The Acura MDX isn't as daring as the Mercedes, but comes with slightly better fuel economy outside of the hybrid version.
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 costs considerably less than the GLE-Class and offers more off-road capability, if that's critical.
The Lexus RX 350 has a style all its own, but we suspect that some buyers will be turned off by the polarizing, angular look.
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