Mercedes-Benz SUVs vs. BMW SUVs

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2020 BMW X5

2020 Mercedes-Benz SUVs





7-day/500-mile Vehicle Exchange Privilege

CPO Exchange Period

255 standard hp

Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. BMW X3

248 standard hp
5-7 Passengers

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5

5 Passengers
7,700 pounds max towing

Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. BMW X7

5,400 pounds max towing

Are you weighing your options for a new luxury SUV in the Springfield area? It would be easy to think that a pair of European automakers like Mercedes-Benz and BMW have a lot in common, but if you’re seeking a luxurious and powerful new SUV, you should choose Mercedes-Benz. Join Mercedes-Benz of Eugene below as we compare BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz brand highlights and SUV models to learn more.

Compare BMW SUVs vs. Mercedes-Benz SUVs

Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. BMW X3

For a lower starting price, the Mercedes-Benz GLC offers a smoother transmission and more standard horsepower than the BMW X3. The GLC features a 9-speed automatic transmission and 255 hp at the base level, while the BMW X3 only offers an 8-speed automatic transmission and 248 hp.

Overall, the Mercedes-Benz GLC offers greater value for SUV shoppers.

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5

Yet again, Eugene shoppers can spend less by opting for the lower-priced Mercedes-Benz GLE. The GLE has the added advantage of optional third-row seating, bringing your passenger capacity from 5 up to 7. The BMW X5 can only be configured as a 5-person two-row model.

The GLE also offers more cargo space, maxing out at 74.9 cubic feet in comparison to 56.5 cubic feet in the BMW X5.

Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. BMW X7

If you’re searching for the ultimate, high performing three-row SUV, you’ll find it in the Mercedes-Benz GLS. The BMW X7 tries to keep up with 335 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque standard, but the GLS manages to forge ahead with 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque at its base level. 

You’ll also find over 7,700 pounds of towing capabilities n the GLS 450, while the BMW X7 manages just 5,400 pounds.

BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz SUVs: Overall Performance

While BMW has built up a reputation for performance, drivers looking for the most thrilling, comfortable, and efficient ride possible should be thinking about driving home a new Mercedes-Benz SUV. Mercedes-Benz performance highlights include:

  • AMG® and Biturbo engine configurations
  • Available 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive system
  • Ultra-smooth transmissions 
  • Finely tuned suspensions

BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz Safety Features

When you invest in a new luxury SUV, you want to have confidence that it will keep your Corvallis family safe. BMW models may offer advanced features like an Active Protection System, BMW Assist eCall™, and Active Driving Assistant, but Mercedes-Benz SUVs are equipped with a more robust standard safety suite. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Active Brake Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist with Exit Warning Assist
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call service

Mercedes-Benz vs. BMW Warranties & CPO Perks

If you were drawn to the BMW warranty coverage, we have good news for you: Mercedes-Benz offers comprehensive warranty coverage on their new vehicles for 4 years/50,000 miles as well.

Interested in the savings of a like-new Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz? Like BMW, your CPO Mercedes-Benz will offer 1 year/unlimited miles of warranty coverage in addition to any remaining coverage from the original new vehicle warranty. Unlike BMW, however, the Mercedes-Benz CPO program offers an additional perk: a 7-day/500-mile Vehicle Exchange Privilege. If you drive home a BMW and find yourself wishing you’d chosen another model, you’ll be out of luck.

Find a New Luxury SUV at Mercedes-Benz of Eugene

We hope that comparing BMW SUVs vs. Mercedes-Benz SUVs showed you some important distinctions and made it clear why so many Eugene drivers choose Mercedes-Benz. Whether you’re shopping for a brand new model or a used Mercedes-Benz SUV, Mercedes-Benz of Eugene will help you find the right model for your needs. Contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Eugene to arrange a test drive in your favorite SUV models today!

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