2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2021 BMW X5 | Duluth GA | Near Buford & Braselton

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV

vs 2021 BMW X5

The epitome of luxury, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE doesn’t just represent the finer things in life — it drives them. It's an SUV with a mission to be the roomiest GLE yet, along with claiming the title as the most agile and aerodynamic. Finely tailored in both style and performance, the GLE stands in confidence, waiting to be loaded with your bags and gear for another weekend getaway or anxious to impress the boss during a weekday lunch. Each detail was finely crafted to soothe the senses — a Nappa leather multifunction steering wheel, the grey Linden wood trim and the MB-Tex upholstery will encompass you in comfort on whatever journey you choose to take that day. For everything you’ve been waiting for and more in a luxury SUV, consider the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE.

But we’ve heard that the 2021 BMW X5 would like to take a shot at leading the segment, so let’s see if this popular rival has what it takes to compete with the GLE in the table below:

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV
2021 Mercedes-Benz
2021 BMW

Most Available Horsepower

483 hp @ 5,500 rpm

335 hp @ 5,500-6,500 rpm

Available All-Wheel Drive (AWD)

4MATIC® fully variable all-wheel
drive (AWD)

xDrive all-wheel-drive system (AWD)

Available Soft-Close Doors

Available Air Balance Cabin Fragrance System

Available Power Second-Row Seats

Available Heated and Cooled Front


It’s no surprise to us that the 2021 BMW X5 barely makes it to the finish line (since it does only produce 335 hp from the core model’s 3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder). In performance, safety and especially in comfort, the Mercedes-Benz GLE is the clear winner. The details matter when it comes to your luxury vehicle, so when the BMW X5 lacks available features like soft-close doors, a cabin fragrance system, power second-row seats and heated and cooled front cupholders, it raises some questions about whether the X5 should have released any of its core models this year. Not to rub it in, but the GLE also employs PRESAFE® Sound, a standard safety feature that detects an incoming collision and emits a special “pink noise” to shut out loud noises in advance, protecting your ear drums from any damage.

We could keep going about the interesting features of our favorite SUV, but if you’re interested in viewing the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE in person, give us a call, or stop by our dealership at 1705 Boggs Road, Duluth, GA 30096 for a test drive today. We look forward to serving our customers from Buford and Braselton.