2020 BMW X5 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2020 BMW X5 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE
335 255
0-60 mph
5.2 seconds 7.0 seconds
Ground Clearance
8.7 in. 7.1 in.

2020 BMW X5 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Serving Utica

The BMW X5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 are frequently compared against each other by luxury auto shoppers in the Utica area and beyond. Both of these three-row crossovers display fresh style from updates to their 2019 models. They are also well-appointed with advanced powertrains and coveted features. However, they produce a notably different experience for their drivers to enjoy. Is the X5 or the GLE 350 a better fit for you?


With beautiful updates to the X5's exterior introduced last year, this BMW crossover has a bold appeal that is defined by sophisticated, sporty elements. The muted personality lines are the perfect contrast to the sculpted sides and smooth hood. The LED headlights show off a dual crescent feature with a top light bar. These lights are angled dramatically toward the chrome-accented grille. This kidney-shaped grille is closely associated with BMW's overall exceptionalism, and it sits over a sectioned air vent on the lower-front fascia. Exterior equipment on the 2020 BMW X5 includes a power sunroof, remote entry, athletic air vents close to the front wheel fenders, a hands-free liftgate, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, lower-body molding and a few other items. The 2020 GLE 350 from Mercedes-Benz, on the other hand, has thicker headlights that have level placement next to the grille. The large grille has the automaker's recognizable style, and the GLE 350's sides are relatively smooth with a definition line that breaks up the surface.


These three-row crossover SUVs are both beautifully decorated with high-quality materials, but their style and features differ. For 2020, the BMW X5 combines metal and wood accents with premium materials and quilted stitching on the seats. If you decide to drive the X5, you can appreciate equipment like a heads-up display screen, a panoramic sunroof, mounted controls on the heated steering wheel, wireless device charging, a navigation system, a premium sound system, smart device integration, a digital instrumentation screen, and many other items. In the GLE 350 for 2020, you will find large handles flanking and concealing the center console. The center stack and dashboard show off dual screens that run contiguously for a unique look. The equipment in this Mercedes-Benz SUV could include a navigation system, an auto climate management system, interior lighting, a heated steering wheel, a touch control pad, and other equipment.


When you take the 2020 BMW X5 out on the road, you can appreciate the feel of 335 horsepower under your control. This is produced by a 3.0-liter, I-6 twin-power turbo engine. You could also step up to the 4.4-liter M Performance, twin-power turbo V8 engine to enjoy 523 horsepower. In the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350, an I-4 turbo engine sits under the hood and produces 255 horsepower.

The friendly associates at BMW of Utica will support you as you get more familiar with the X5 and its abilities. To schedule a time to view the X5 with our helpful sales team, contact BMW of Utica today.