2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2019 BMW X5

Each year brings new automotive innovations. This year we have received announcements about two full-redesigned midsize SUVs from two iconic brands: Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Both of these automakers have served to define quality and performance. When 2019 arrives, it will see new variation of both manufacturer’s midsize crossovers. In this 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2019 BMW X5 comparison, we are looking at some of what we already know about these vehicles in advance of their launch some time in 2019.

Both Mercedes-Benz and BMW are titans in the luxury market, and both are delivering top advancements in their new models. Dual 12.3-inch display screens will be standard on both options, and both crossovers will also be available with a choice of engine options. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE will be available in GLE 350 and GLE 450 models for 2020, while the BMW X5 will be offered in xDrive40i and xDrive50i models.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2019 BMW X5
$53,700* Starting MSRP $60,700
2.0-L turbo 4-cylinder 3.0-L turbo 6-cylinder Engine Options 3.0-L 6-cylinder Turbo V-8
E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL Suspension Highlights Dynamic Damper Control
Active Brake Assist with Cross-Traffic Function Active Stop-and-Go Assist Active Braking Highlights Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation

Technology and Driving Highlights on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

The models in this 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2019 BMW X5 comparison will offer advanced driver assistance features, but we like some of the options that will exclusively be available on the Mercedes-Benz model. While the 2019 BMW X5 will offer Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation, blind spot and rear cross traffic warnings, and lane departure warnings, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE will offer Active Brake Assist with Cross-Traffic Function, Active Blind Spot Assist (with Exit Warning, which can notify those inside the 2020 GLE is there would be danger to them if they opened the doors), and Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC® with Active Stop-and-Go Assist, which may activate automatically when highway traffic is recognized. This can make the worst traffic jams more bearable (and safer) at the same time.

Would you like to learn more about the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE when it arrives here at Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City? Contact a member of our team today or even reserve an early test drive for this model at our dealership located at 13851 Madison Avenue.

rear of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE
overhead view of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE
engine compartment of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE
dashboard and steering wheel of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE
*MSRP for 2020 GLE includes transportation charge. Excludes all options, taxes, title, registration,and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See dealer for details. **European models shown.