2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs BMW X5

Are you looking for a luxury SUV? There may be a lot of options out there that advertise themselves as being “luxury” SUVs, but once it comes time to prove what qualifies them as being luxurious, most of them back down. That’s why we’ve grabbed two popular models and compared them side by side. Which is better for you? Decide for yourself as we weigh the advantages of each in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2017 BMW X5.

You’ll notice the MSRP for the GLE 350 is lower than that of the X5. While a lower price is typically associated with lower quality or fewer features, that’s not the case here. The GLE 350 offers more cargo space, a smidge more horsepower and better towing capacity. While the X5 can seat seven people, it will be a little more crowded than the GLE 350. Check out our chart below and then read on for additional comparisons.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2017 BMW X5
80.3 cubic feet Cargo Space 76.7 cubic feet
$52,000 Starting MSRP $55,500
3.5-L V-6 (302 hp) Base Engine 3.0-L inline-6 (300 hp)
5,952 lbs Max Towing Capacity 6,615 lbs
Top Safety Pick+ IIHS Top Safety Rating None
38.4 inches Rear Seat Legroom 36.6 inches
Front and Rear Seats Seatbelt Pretensioners Front Seats

Mercedes-Benz Takes a No-Nonsense Approach to Safety

While both vehicles earned a 5-star safety rating, the 2017 GLE 350 went above and beyond and scored a Top Safety Pick+. Hopefully this gives you that extra little peace of mind you need to feel safe behind the wheel. This is made possible by the tough structure and design of the frame, but preventative measures are perhaps more impressive. The GLE 350 comes with a first-of-its-kind Attention Assist® feature which will alert you with both visual and audio warnings if it senses you’re getting too tired. The standard Pre-Safe feature will detect instability during maneuvers and if it detects a possible collision or rollover, it will automatically tighten the seatbelts and close the windows and sunroof all in an effort to brace the vehicle (and you) for whatever may come. If nothing happens, everything will just return to its original positioning.

Mercedes-Benz isn’t taking a backseat approach to safety, technology or power when it comes to the 2017 GLE 350. They’re constantly striving to better themselves and their vehicles, so if you want in on the game-changing innovation taking place, get in touch with us at World Wide Motors and we’ll be sure to show you what’s new in the 2017 GLE 350!

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE exterior open doors
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE exterior off road
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE steering wheel
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE front seats side view

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