2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2021 BMW X5

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2021 BMW X5
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE


2021 BMW X5
$54,750 MSRP*

Starting Price

$59,400 MSRP
9-speed automatic


8-speed automatic
5-7 (optional)

Seating Capacity

5-7 (optional)

Heated Front Seats

Driver Seat Memory


You can truly take control of your drive by getting a new luxury SUV, and two of the best models to do so in are the 2021 BMW X5 and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE. When you compare the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs. the 2021 BMW X5, you will find that the GLE is a truly stunning vehicle that rises above the competition and offers a superior level of luxury for North Canton drivers. Let Kempthorn Motors walk you through this BMW X5 vs. GLE comparison and while you’re here, be sure to investigate our in-house financing.

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Price

When comparing prices of Massillon luxury SUVs, you’ll find that the Mercedes-Benz GLE comes in at a lower price, making it more cost-effective for local drivers. Here’s a quick comparison of the two SUVs for your convenience:

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV: Starting at $54,750 MSRP*
  • 2021 BMW X5 sDrive40i: Starting at $59,400 MSRP

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Performance

Squaring off the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs. the BMW X5 at their base level trims, it is clear that both of these models give you lots of performance to get around town without a hitch.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Standard Engine

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo
  • 255 hp / 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission

2021 BMW X5 Standard Engine

  • 3.0L 6-cylinder
  • 335 hp / 332 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

When you compare these two base level SUV models, you might notice that the BMW X5 standard engine provides a bit more power and torque than the Mercedes-Benz GLE. However, what you gain in power you sacrifice in handling because the BMW X5 does not offer a 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission. This impressive transmission allows you to shift gears faster in Columbus as you cruise around on local roads.

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Interior Dimensions

When you pit the BMW X5 vs. the GLE, you’ll find that you get more passenger room in the GLE. Both come with seating for five standard and have an optional third row, but the GLE offers additional legroom, meaning you can sit back and relax in comfort and style as you head to your errands or on those road trips.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Interior Dimensions

  • Front legroom: 40.3 inches
  • Rear legroom: 40.9 inches
  • Max. Cargo Volume: 74.9 cubic feet

2021 BMW X5 Interior Dimensions

  • Front legroom: 39.8 inches
  • Rear legroom: 37.4 inches
  • Max. Cargo Volume: 56.5 cubic feet

Test Drive the Mercedes-Benz GLE Today at Kempthorn Motors

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New Mercedes-Benz GLE for Sale in Canton

*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Options, model availability and actual dealer price may vary. See dealer for details, costs and terms.

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