2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2018 BMW X5

Red 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE and black 2018 BMW X5 side by side

Two of the juggernauts when it comes to incredible style and performance, the new Mercedes-Benz GLE and BMW X5 are both popular SUV options for their respective brands. However, with such a stylish and luxurious look and feel, drivers might have a tough time choosing between one or the other. To help you out, we wanted to take a look at some of the key differences between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs the 2018 BMW X5.

Along with offering a stylish, luxury look with plenty of high tech features, luxury models are often known for their power and performance as much as their design. When looking two SUVs, the new GLE offers more power than the BMW X5, with the standard 2018 GLE coming equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that can generate 302 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. When upgrading the impressive 2018 GLE 550 e 4MATIC® Plug-in Hybrid SUV, the model's 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine and plug-in hybrid electric motor offers a whopping 436 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE


2018 BMW X5

$52,200* Starting MSRP $57,200
302 Standard Horsepower 300
7,200 lbs Maximum Towing Capacity 5,952 lbs
80.3 cu.ft Total Cargo Space 76.7 cu.ft

Towing Capacity of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

When it comes to luxury vehicles from Mercedes-Benz, they're not all flash and style. Complementing its impressive power and performance, the new 2018 GLE offers a strong towing capacity to get the job done. In fact, the standard 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE model offers standard towing capacity of 6,600 lbs. When upgrading to models such as the 2018 GLE 4MATIC® SUV model, towing capacity is increased to an outstanding 7,200 lbs.

If you would like to learn more about the differences between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs the 2018 BMW X5, be sure to contact us at Luxury Imports of Bowling Green. If you would like to get behind the wheel of the new GLE, feel free to test drive the new SUV today when visiting our dealership in Bowling Green, KY.


*Best performance on snow and ice obtained with winter tires. Please always drive carefully, consistent with road conditions.

**MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, [and dealer prep]. Options, model availability, and price may vary. [See dealer for details.]

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