2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2022 BMW X5

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2022 BMW X5

$55,700 MSRP*

Starting MSRP

$59,400 MSRP
9-speed automatic


8-speed automatic
5 (standard) – 7 (optional)

Seating Capacity

5 (standard) – 7 (optional)

Heated Front Seats


Driver Seat Memory



Feature Not Offered

If you are in the market for a luxury SUV, you have likely come across two of the most popular options in the segment – the Mercedes-Benz GLE and the BMW X5. Sure, both of these sophisticated SUVs certainly have their merits, but only one can earn that coveted spot in your garage. So, which one is more deserving? We believe that the Mercedes-Benz GLE has more to offer for your hard-earned dollar. 

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Price

The Mercedes-Benz GLE is the more cost-effective SUV. Even though it is more affordable than the BMW X5, that does not mean that you have to sacrifice opulent amenities or performance prowess. 

  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV Starting Price: $55,700 MSRP*
  • 2022 BMW X5 sDrive40i Starting Price: $59,400 MSRP

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Performance

Next, we’ll look at performance. While the BMW X5 delivers more power at the base level, the Mercedes-Benz GLE has a more advanced transmission for smoother drives around North Canton and Massillon.  

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE Standard Engine

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

2022 BMW X5 Standard Engine

    • 3.0L 6-cylinder
    • 335 hp / 331 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

If you are looking for more power out of your Mercedes-Benz SUV, you do have options. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 4MATIC® SUV features a 362-hp 3.0L Inline-6 Turbo with 48-Volt Mild Hybrid system. There is also the Mercedes-Benz GLE 580 4MATIC® SUV with its 483-hp 4.0L V8 Biturbo with 48-Volt Mild Hybrid system.

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Interior Space

What about room for passengers inside the cabin? While each SUV is able to seat five to seven passengers with an optional third row, the Mercedes-Benz GLE offers more front and rear legroom, making errands around Columbus more comfortable. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE Passenger Dimensions

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

2022 BMW X5 Passenger Dimensions

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

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5: Interior Amenities

Both the X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE offer plenty of advanced amenities, such as: 

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

However, the Mercedes-Benz GLE also offers features that are not available from BMW. For example, Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) is a voice-powered intelligent infotainment system with natural language understanding. This is a feature you won’t find in the BMW X5.

Experience the Mercedes-Benz GLE in Person Today

If the Mercedes-Benz GLE sounds like your perfect match, visit our showroom to see it in person. Contact us today if you have any questions, or apply for financing from the comfort of 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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