While comparisons can sometimes be difficult to make because of the small difference between two vehicles, we have to admit that the differences are more noticeable here. Which of these two SUVs is first at the finish line?

Different horsepower

The two SUVs, the BMW X5 and the Mercedes GLE, differ in terms of their engines.

The BMW X5 for sale has a base 3.0L turbocharged 6-cylinder engine that develops 335 horsepower and a generous 332 lb-ft of torque. The BMW X5 SUV does 0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds. The initial engine of the Mercedes Benz GLE is a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder that develops 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. This SUV does 0-100 km/h in 7.1 seconds.

Thus, the first round is won hands down by the BMW X5, which can count on a more powerful engine that is clearly more efficient than its rival. But that’s not all!

Interiors that stand out

The BMW X5 interior opens up with plenty of storage space, outstanding soundproofing, ambient lighting that promotes a relaxing drive and premium leather seats that are heated and adjustable as desired. You can feel the comfort from the moment you step into the mid-size luxury SUV.

As for the Mercedes Benz GLE, it can also count on choice materials and efficient ergonomics, but it is often criticized for the fact that the third-row seat is somehow difficult to access. Other than that, the GLE remains a comfortable SUV in general.

Although the assessment may be qualitative, this second round goes to the BMW X5.

In closing, one important fact: the price. While the two vehicles have a comparable price range, with the BMW X5 price, you get more for your money, since the addition of Mercedes options will easily drive up the price tag to six digits.

The BMW X5 finishes the race in pole position!

Come and discover the all-new BMW X5 at your BMW Ste-Agathe dealer, in the heart of the Laurentians. A team of enthusiasts awaits you!