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
7.3
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class delivers no-compromise crossover SUV comfort and luxury.
6.7
The 2020 Acura MDX is a stately three-row family crossover that has aged well.
7.0
The 2020 Audi Q7 is brimming with tech and comfort, a surefire way to stay comfortable in any school parking lot.
7.2
The 2020 BMW X5 is a big SUV on a big budget that does nearly everything great.
6.5
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee impresses with style and performance, but lags behind in safety and fuel economy.
6.5
The 2020 Lexus RX gives up on old standbys like somber style and silence, and casts its lot with a more rowdy crowd.
MSRP From     
$54,250$44,500$54,800$58,900$32,150$44,150
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 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     
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 4WDStandard SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
GLE 350 SUVFWD 7-PassengerPremium 45 TFSI quattrosDrive40i Sports Activity VehicleAltitude 4x2RX 350 FWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear 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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