Compact utility vehicles aren’t all about comfort and luxury. Towing, cargo space, and safety separate the great from the extraordinary. To show you what we mean, we’ve compared the BMW X5 to the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350. Although less expensive, the new GLE proves to be more than a match for the X5, offering considerable strength, efficiency, and space. Check out our chart below to see which is truly the better buy for North Las Vegas families!
|Model||2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV||2018 BMW X5 Sports Activity Coupe|
|Engine||3.5L V6||3.0L turbo inline-6|
|Horsepower||302 hp||300 hp|
|Brake System||Front power 330-mm discs/rear power 325-mm discs||Front power 348-mm discs/rear power 320-mm discs|
|Fuel||24.6 gallons||22.4 gallons|
|Maximum Towing||6,600 pounds||5,952 pounds|
|Maximum Cargo||80.3 cubic feet||76.7 cubic feet|
|Wheelbase||114.8 inches||115.5 inches|
|Height||70.7 inches||69.4 inches|
|Width||76.2 inches||76.3 inches|
|Ground Clearance||6.7 inches||8.2 inches|
|Side-Mirror Logo Projectors||Standard||Feature Not Offered|
|Forward Collision Mitigation with Automatic Braking||Standard (Active Brake Assist)||Feature Not Offered|
|Pre-Collision System||Standard (PRESAFE®)||Feature Not Offered|
|Trailer Stability Assist||Standard||Feature Not Offered|
Compared to the GLE 350, the BMW X5 leaves much to be desired. Although both models seat five, the GLE looks and feels roomier, offering plenty of breathing room during daily errands and trips through Boulder City and Green Valley. The GLE SUV’s towing power lets you attach a camper and hit the road, while standard driver assists help you remain aware of your surroundings. The above comparison just goes to show that the pricier model isn’t always the smarter pick!
Experience the capability of the new GLE 350 for yourself! Schedule a test drive at Mercedes-Benz of Henderson, or visit us at 925 Auto Show Drive in Henderson, NV—not far from Anthem and Enterprise. We’re here to help you choose and finance the right GLE for you and your family!