Compare 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 255 hp
MPG (City/Highway) *
21/26 19/26
0-60 mph **
5.3 seconds 7.0 seconds

2021 BMW X5 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Serving Brentwood, TN

While searching for a midsize luxury SUV that is well-equipped and that meets your high standards for performance, your attention has naturally fallen on the 2021 BMW X5 and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE. These are premium vehicles that both offer three-row seating in a spacious cabin. You may initially notice that the BMW X5’s base price is slightly above the GLE’s base price. However, after you get to know the full ownership experience that these models could deliver to you, you will see where the value sits.


The 2021 X5 is visually impressive with its prominent stance and smoothly balanced contours. The classic BMW grille sits on a gently rounded nose above a skid plate and between dual-elemental LED headlights. A sporty air vent near the front fender gives the X5 an extra touch of athleticism. The GLE for 2021, on the other hand, has a deeper definition on the side, a shorter grille that sits on top of a relatively large lower-front air vent and LED headlights that are characterized by a pair of bent bars of light. Both vehicles are offered with a hands-free liftgate, a panoramic moonroof, heated seats, and other premium features that you expect from a midsize crossover SUV.


The X5’s modern interior design is complemented by leatherette material and ambient lighting. Both the X5 and the GLE have several shared features that you may expect from a modern vehicle in a luxury auto class. These include parking assistance, a high-level audio system, smart device app integration, voice controls, and other equipment. The X5 has a few other standard features that are not included in the GLE’s standard suite of features. These are an HD drive, a navigation system, an auxiliary input, and a few others.


As you get to know the differences between the X5 and the GLE, their performance abilities will undoubtedly stand out to you. The X5 comes with all-wheel drive and an I-6, 3.0-liter gas engine. This powertrain delivers 330 horsepower, and it has improved fuel economy compared to the GLE’s powertrain. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE’s base equipment includes a 2.0-liter, turbo I-4 engine that puts out 273 horsepower.

Our BMW of Nashville sales associates are always happy to meet with our customers and to support their model research. We invite you to stop by soon to get to know the X5 in full detail through a test drive.

* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage may vary.
** BMW AG preliminary test results. Actual acceleration results may vary, depending on specification of vehicle; road and environmental conditions; testing procedures and driving style. These results should be used for comparison only and verification should not be attempted on public roads. BMW urges you to obey all posted speed laws and always wear safety belts.