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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2017 BMW X5

The luxury crossover market includes a wide selection of stand-out vehicles that bridge the gap between rugged utility and upscale comfort. Although some elements are shared across the segment, each model offers its own unique set of features and capabilities.

As two of the most popular luxury crossovers, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE and 2017 BMW X5 have a lot to offer the modern driver. From a sleek exterior to a wide array of driver assistance features, the GLE and X5 are both designed to deliver a one-of-a-kind driving experience. Here, prospective buyers can get a better idea about key differences and similarities between the Mercedes-Benz GLE and BMW X5 before making a final buying decision.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE VS 2017 BMW X5
$52,000* Starting MSRP $55,500
3.5L V6, 302 horsepower Base Engine 3.0L I6, 300 horsepower
38.2 cubic feet Cargo Volume 22.9 cubic feet
38.4 inches Rear Seat Leg Room 36.6 inches

In terms of performance, the Mercedes-Benz GLE is equipped with a 302-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine, while the BMW X5 runs on a 3.0-liter I-6 engine that is able to deliver 300 horsepower. Both vehicles provide comfortable seating space for five passengers as well as plenty of cargo room, although the GLE excels above the X5 in both categories with more room for gear and more rear seat leg room. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE and 2017 BMW X5 come standard with several high-quality elements, such as leatherette seat trim and Bluetooth®** compatibility, in addition to a number of other standard and available features. At the end of the day, the Mercedes-Benz GLE is available for a more affordable starting price than the BMW X5. Which luxury crossover is right for you?

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Long Island City NY

The Mercedes-Benz GLE has been a staple in its class ever since it was first introduced. From eye-catching style to forward-thinking engineering, the GLE continues to appeal to a wide variety of drivers. Standard features in the 2017 GLE include an 8-inch color screen, ATTENTION ASSIST®, rearview camera, PRESAFE®, heated front seats, power liftgate, power tilt/sliding sunroof, and much more. Not to mention, the GLE offers several optional elements, like COMAND® navigation, heated steering wheel, Active Blind Spot Assist, and Surround View System, among others.

When you are ready to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE in Long Island City, NY, you can schedule a test drive with our team at Silver Star Motors.


*Excludes all options, taxes, title registration, $925 transportation charge and dealer preparation fees.

**Bluetooth® is a registered mark Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE steering wheel dashboard

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