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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2018 BMW X6

When shopping for an SUV, it can be difficult to tell what vehicle is truly the best fit for you. Therefore, we have decided to go ahead and dig up some research on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE and one of its common competitors; the 2018 BMW X6. For the sake of specifics, we’ll be looking at the GLE 350 4dr SUV, and the X6 sDrive35i 4dr SUV for this comparison.

In the table below, we have laid out a variety of specs that people look for when shopping for their future vehicle. This includes the starting MRSP, Fuel efficiency, and how much space each vehicle offers. Hopefully, you will have a better idea on what SUV is the best fit for you at the end. Now, let’s take a look at just what sets the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE apart from its competitor.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE exterior front fascia and passenger side vs 2018 BMW X6 exterior front fascia and drivers side

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE


2018 BMW X6

$53,195 Starting MRSP* $63,945
18/23/20 MPG Fuel Economy**(city/hwy/combined) 18/25/21 MPG
24.6 gal Fuel Capacity 22.4 gal
38.2 cu. ft. Cargo Space 26.6 cu. ft.

Advantages of the 2018 Mercedes-Bens GLE

Now that we have seen the specifics, lets consider what this might mean for you as a potential driver. The starting MRSP for the Mercedes-Benz GLE is over $10,000 dollars less than the BMW X6. This, of course, means that you’ll most likely be paying less for the 2018 GLE.The BMW X6 has a bit of an advantage over the Mercedes-Benz GLE when it comes to EPA-estimated fuel economy, receiving a combined fuel economy of 1 mile per gallon more than the GLE. However, the GLE has a larger fuel tank. This means that, while you may have a bit more mpg on the BMW X6, the Mercedes-Benz GLE will not, depending on how you drive and driving conditions, need to stop at the gas station as often as the BMW X6.

Last is the available cargo space on each vehicle. As you can see, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE offers 11.6 more cubic feet than the 2018 BMW X6. So, for those who need to haul gear or groceries around, the Mercedes-Benz GLE may be a better choice for you.

Have any more questions on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE? Feel free to contact us!

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, [and dealer prep]. Options, model availability, and price may vary. [See dealer for details.]

**EPA estimated 23 MPG highway with 24.6-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.