2021 BMW X5 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2021 BMW X5 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2021 BMW X5


2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE
335 hp

Standard Power

255 hp
5.3 seconds

Est. 0-60 MPH Time

7.0 seconds
8-speed automatic


9-speed automatic
26 mpg

Max. Highway MPG (EPA-est.)

26 mpg

Standard Seating Capacity


Available Third-Row Seating?

33.9 cubic feet

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

33.3 cubic feet
Yes, BMW xDrive

Available AWD?


The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE has been impressing Fresno-area drivers for some time now with its sleek styling and impressive interior details. But is this adoration well-warranted? As it turns out, there are many other competitors that offer more, including the 2021 BMW X5. How exactly do the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5 compare? Read on to find out more with our Mercedes-Benz vs. BMW comparison! And if at any point during reading, you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us! But for now, let’s dive into how the GLE vs X5 stack up.

GLE vs. X5: Performance

When you compare the BMW X5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE with regard to their power and agility, you’re sure to be impressed with the BMW X5. Why does the X5 garner more enthusiastic support than the GLE when you start getting into the nitty-gritty specs? As it so happens, the X5 has far more standard power than the GLE, which also gives it a much better 0-60 MPH time:

  • 2021 BMW X5 Standard Engine: 3.0L 6-Cylinder
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Standard Engine: Turbocharged 4-Cylinder
  • 2021 BMW X5 Standard Horsepower: 335 hp
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Standard Horsepower: 255 hp
  • 2021 BMW X5 Est. 0-60 MPH Time: 5.3 seconds
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Est. 0-60 MPH Time: 7.0 seconds

GLE vs. X5: Fuel-Efficiency & Drivetrain

With far more power to offer than the Mercedes-Benz GLE, you’d think that the BMW X5 would suffer mercilessly where gas mileage is concerned. But then, you’d be wrong. Both the BMW X5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE, in fact, offer up to 26 mpg highway, according to the EPA. Here’s how these two SUVs compare with regard to overall fuel efficiency:

  • Max. 2021 X5 EPA-estimated MPG (combined/city/highway): 22/20/26
  • Max. 2021 GLE EPA-estimated MPG (combined/city/highway): 22/19/26

GLE vs. X5: Interior & Seating

Comparing the Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5 in Visalia or Madera? You’ll surely want to know how these SUVs stack up where space is concerned. Luckily, both SUVs offer seating for up to 7 with an available third-row, not to mention ample cargo space:

  • 2021 BMW X5 Standard Seating Capacity: 5
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Standard Seating Capacity: 5
  • 2021 BMW X5 Max. Seating Capacity: 7
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Max. Seating Capacity: 7
  • 2021 BMW X5 Cargo Volume (Behind 2nd Row): 33.9 cubic feet
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Cargo Volume (Behind 2nd Row): 33.3 cubic feet

Contact Us to Learn More

Want to learn all about the new BMW X5, for sale and lease today at BMW Fresno near Merced? Contact us today for additional information on our X5 inventory and new vehicle specials or on how the BMW X5 compares to other competitors like the Range Rover Sport. Care to explore more BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz comparisons? Check out our feature on the 2021 X3 vs. GLCWe can’t wait to help you find and finance the perfect BMW for your needs!

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