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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2018 BMW X5

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV offers turbocharged performance and an upscale cabin. See how it compares to another top luxury model in the following 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2018 BMW X5 comparison. 

A quick glance at the comparison chart below shows that the GLE offers much greater value than the X5--and for less money. Although the X5 is more expensive, the GLE's standard engine is more powerful than the X5's and the GLE offers more cargo-carrying capacity with a larger cargo space and a higher towing capacity. The X5 does outdo the GLE in terms of fuel economy, but only the GLE offers a hybrid model. 

2018 GLE in Red vs 2018 X5 in Brown

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE


2018 BMW X5

$52,200* Starting MSRP $57,200

302-hp 3.5L V6 or

436-hp 3.0L V6 biturbo + PHEV motor

Engine Specs

& Horsepower

255-hp 3.0L 6-cylinder or

445-hp 4.4L V8

18 city / 23 highway Fuel Economy (MPG) 23 city / 29 highway

38.2 - 80.3 cubic feet

& 6,600 pounds

Max Cargo Volume

& Towing Capacity

35.8 - 76.7 cubic feet

& 5,952 pounds


2018 GLE SUV Packages and Accessories

One of the best things about owning your vehicle is customizing it to reflect your personality and fit your driving needs. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV offers plenty of ways to personalize it and make it your own with a host of accessory options and several package options. The packages add numerous upgrades throughout the vehicle depending on the package--like the Parking Assist Package or the AMG® Line Exterior/Interior Packages. 

Key accessory options for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV are listed below.

  • Roof Rack Basic Carrier
  • Bicycle Rack
  • Folding Table
  • iPad® Docking Station for the Second Row
  • Floor Mat Trays
  • Deep Cargo Area Tray
  • AMG® Heritage Hub Cab Inserts
  • ...and more! 

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead for details.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE parked on beach
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE front seats
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE steering wheel
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE driving on road