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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV vs 2019 Cadillac XT5

Mercedes-Benz and Cadillac are two well-known luxury brands that have respected and liked models. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a sedan, coupe, cabriolet, or SUV; both brands can name at least one model that is popular with shoppers. But what happens when you actually start shopping for your future vehicle? Now you must choose between one model or the other. Among these models, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV and the 2019 Cadillac XT5 SUV are both well-regarded and known as luxurious, reliable, and safe vehicles. But you probably aren’t looking to buy two new vehicles. So, which one is in your future? That is what we are here to find out.

Take a look at the table below. We have compiled a few specs and features that differ from one model to the other. Hopefully, you’ll be able to figure out which one best suits your needs more by the end of this comparison. We’ll be using the bottom trims for each model. That means you’ll see specs and features from the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC®* and the Cadillac XT5 Standard.

2019 MB GLE SUV exterior front fascia and passenger side vs 2019 Cadillac XT5 front fascia and drivers side

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC®*


2019 Cadillac XT5 Standard

329 hp & 354 lb.-ft. Horsepower/Torque 310 hp & 271 lb.-ft.
7,200 lbs. Max towing capacity n/a
38.2 cu. ft. Cargo space 30.0 cu. ft.
Standard Brake Assist n/a

Advantages of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE

As you can see in the table above, while the horsepower for both vehicles isn’t too different, the GLE 400 4MATIC®* has far more torque than the XT4 Standard. So if power is one of the main deciding factors, you may want to consider the GLE over the XT5.

The trailering package is not available on the base trim of the Cadillac XT5. This means that you cannot tow anything on the XT5 Standard. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC®*, however, can tow up to 7,200 pounds with the optional trailer hitch.

The cargo space is pretty close, but you will have more in the Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC®* than in the Cadillac XT5. You also can find more features on the GLE than in the XT5, such as Brake Assist, which is standard on the GLE but isn’t available on the XT5.

We hope this comparison has helped in your research efforts, but if you have any further questions don't hesitate to contact us here at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead! We are a dealership located in Peoria, AZ, and would love to help you find your future luxury vehicle.

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