2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2022 BMW X5

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE


2021 BMW X5

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9-speed automatic


8-speed automatic
5-7 (optional)

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5-7 (optional)

Heated Front Seats


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When you need a powerful SUV that’s comfortable for the whole family in Biloxi, it makes sense that you would narrow down your search to the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5. Both models offer drivers extreme comfort coupled with high-performance engines and state-of-the-art technology. But which is the better option for the way you drive? Compare the Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5 with Mercedes-Benz of South Mississippi and contact us with any questions. 

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Price

With a lower MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz GLE is likely to appeal to the budget-conscious driver who still wants the sophistication of a luxury SUV: 

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV Starting Price: $55,700 MSRP*
  • 2021 BMW X5 sDrive40i Starting Price: $59,400 MSRP

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Performance

Gulfport drivers who want a smooth and capable drive won’t be swayed by the slightly more powerful engine in the BMW. The Mercedes-Benz offers a smooth-shifting 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission, which makes for a much smoother, unobtrusive drive than the BMW X5.

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 / 331 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Passenger Space

A smooth ride needs to be paired with a comfortable interior for Hattiesburg drivers to get the full impact. When it comes to legroom, passengers can stretch out and get comfortable in the Mercedes-Benz GLE, which has room that especially caters to rear seat passengers: 

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Passenger Dimensions

  • Front legroom: 40.3 inches
  • Rear legroom: 40.9 inches

2021 BMW X5 Passenger Dimensions

  • Front legroom: 39.8 inches
  • Rear legroom: 37.4 inches

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Cargo Space

Not only will passengers have more space for themselves in the Mercedes-Benz GLE, they’ll also have significantly more cargo space for their gear. The Mercedes-Benz GLE dominates with up to 74.9 cubic feet of space available. Meanwhile, the BMW X5 maxes out at just 56.5 cubic feet.

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Interior Features

Along with more interior space, the Mercedes-Benz GLE features an amenity-filled interior with features that make the ride so much more enjoyable wherever you’re going in the D'Iberville area. Some of those features include: 

  • Power-adjustable driver seat
  • Driver seat memory
  • Heated front seats
  • Adjustable steering column
  • Power liftgate

Another feature you’ll only find in the Mercedes-Benz GLE and not the BMW X5 is the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), a voice-powered intelligent infotainment system with natural language understanding. 

Find Your 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE at Mercedes-Benz of South Mississippi

If you’re ready to get into a new Mercedes-Benz GLE, shop the inventory at Mercedes-Benz of South Mississippi to find the one that’s right for you. Save time at our dealership when you apply for financing from home.

*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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