The 2019 BMW X5 Beats Out the Mercedes-Benz GLE in Several Important Luxury SUV Characteristics

Many of the guests at our BMW dealership near LaGrange and Auburn need a vehicle in the SUV body style, and there are many benefits and reasons to go with these larger models. Ride comfort and passenger/cargo space are two of the main reasons, but many also expect thrilling performance from their luxury SUV in the Columbus area, and this is certainly an area that the 2019 BMW X5 excels in. We know many in the area are searching for a luxury SUV that can make driving a time to enjoy, and we think many will find the BMW X5 is the right one. That's why we've compared the BMW X5 and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE to highlight how they differ, which you'll learn below!

BMW X5 vs Mercedes-Benz GLE


Style & Design

Both these eye-catching models aid those looking to stand out when behind the wheel, but functionality is also important, and the redesigned 2019 BMW X5 has the more practical design. Some of this comes from the advantage in headspace for both rows that it has over the Mercedes GLE while other aspects in the X5 like the large panoramic sunroof deliver a better feel than the GLE. Both luxury SUVs provide stylish and high-end materials, but the layout of the BMW X5 feels more intuitive as controls are where you'd want them.


The BMW brand is one that has made driving feel and performance a characteristic in every one of their models, even the larger SUVs like the BMW X5, which quite clearly shows its advantages over the Mercedes-Benz GLE. The 2019 X5 comes standard with all-wheel drive and an inline-six engine that has more horsepower than the only engine available in the GLE, which is also a six-cylinder. While the GLE limits drivers to one engine choice, the BMW X5 is also available with a 4.4-liter V8 engine that has much more horsepower, 456, and torque, 479 pound-feet, than what the Mercedes luxury SUV offers. When you want excitement from your SUV, the 2019 BMW X5 remains the clear choice.


New technologies are what makes cars smarter with every passing year, and the 2019 BMW X5 has some brilliant ones that the Mercedes-Benz GLE can't keep up with. The X5 has adaptive LED headlights, radar cruise control, a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, and more features standard that the GLE hides as options, and the X5 has other favorites, like Apple CarPlay, that the GLE doesn't offer at all.

Additionally, there is tons of safety tech in the 2019 BMW X5. Airbags, sturdy frame materials, and other traditional automotive safety measures are still important when it comes to keeping passengers safe, but newer technologies can help before those other are necessary. These driver-assisting features warn or help the driver in dangerous situations, and many, like lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring, come standard on the 2019 BMW X5 but not the new Mercedes-Benz GLE. Plus, the new X5 has several safety systems, like adaptive brake lights that flash when you apply full brake pressure, that aren’t offered in the GLE.

You'll Find the Luxury of the 2019 BMW X5 at Our BMW Dealership in Columbus, GA!

We hope this info is able to help you, and if it has swayed you towards purchasing a 2019 BMW X5, you'll find tons of offers in our new inventory. Not quite sold on it? Schedule a test drive with us, and you'll really be able to get a feel for the luxury SUV. Plus, we have car financing experts that can go over the important details of our loans and lease plans so that you have a complete understanding of what you can expect to pay!


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