2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs. Its Competition

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class arrives just a year after a redesigned BMW X5, making both must-sees on your shopping list.

The Audi Q7 is a few years older, but it's hardly showing its age.

Lexus recently added a third row to its RX that we'd consider best for very small children.

The Acura MDX is also a fresh design and is available in a thrifty—and surprisingly sporty—hybrid configuration at a price that well undercuts its German rivals.

And don't discount the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which is an older design but is holding up well.

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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class delivers no-compromise crossover SUV comfort and luxury.
7.0
Full of tech and full of people, the 2019 Acura MDX is a safe—and conservative—pick among family-sized crossover SUVs.
7.3
The 2019 Audi Q7 delivers on the factors most important to large luxury SUV buyers: space, comfort, style, safety, and impressive technology.
7.0
The 2019 BMW X5 grows even closer to being the do-it-all vehicle in its family.
6.8
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a hugely capable off-roader—or track warrior—wrapped in a smart package.
6.8
The 2019 Lexus RX remains the luxury crossover SUV sales standard for its design, comfort, and features.
MSRP From     
$53,700$44,300$53,550$60,700$31,945$43,820
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
GLE 350 SUVFWDPremium 45 TFSI quattroxDrive40i Sports Activity VehicleAltitude 4x2RX 350 FWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
577555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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