Comparison: Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5

Twenty years ago, Mercedes-Benz introduced the first modern luxury midsized SUV – the M-Class. It broke a lot of ground on what such a vehicle should be. Over time, you responded by making the M-Class one of the most loved and enjoyed SUVs of its kind in all of Oregon.


The M-Class has become the Mercedes-Benz GLE. The mission is the same, but everything else has changed. For families, professionals and those of us with active lifestyles, the 2017 GLE is the answer to your needs!


How does the GLE really compare with its rivals? We decided to make the comparison for you. Let’s see how the GLE stacks up against the BMW X5…



2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC®

2017 BMW X5 xDrive35i

Engine (Standard) 3.5 Liter V6 – 302 HP 3.0 Liter I-6 – 300 HP
Combined Fuel Economy 20 MPG 20 MPG
Curb Weight 4652 lbs. 4735 lbs.
Cargo Space (Second Row Seat Folded) 80.3 cu. Ft. 76.7 cu. Ft.
Base Price $54,500 $58,900


There are plenty of advantages the GLE has over the BMW. There is improved performance, lighter weight, greater versatility and a lower price. However, the biggest advantage the Mercedes-Benz has its value – not just at purchase or lease, but in retained value over time.


Mercedes-Benz of Eugene wants to introduce the GLE to you. Come and see what we have in stock and take one for a test drive. You will find what we know – it is Oregon’s best midsized SUV, period!