2022 BMW X5

2022 BMW X5

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

2022 BMW X5 vs. 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class


With the new 2022 BMW X5, there’s no question that BMW has upped its game when it comes to sport-utility vehicles. It offers the performance, luxury, and comfort you want in this vehicle, with features you may not have expected…but will be thrilled to have once you’ve tried them out! But will the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class hold up? Will it compare favorably? Let’s take a look!

Design & Style

Both of these SUVs have a beautiful and well-built interior, but in terms of layout and luxury, the 2022 BMW X5 has been slightly upgraded from its predecessor in many ways. From three different screen options for infotainment to better technology in its infotainment system, it is much more advanced than its rival’s. In addition to that, it has a traditional knob style gearshift making its interior seem luxurious and premium. Another reason why many people choose the 2022 BMW X5 over the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is that it has a lot of space inside. For example, two adults can sit comfortably in each row, with legroom between rows being almost non-existent.

In terms of their exterior shapes, the new X5 is quite similar to the previous model, which is also maintained on GLE-Class. However, both have had some changes that make their appearance a bit more robust and high-tech at first glance as compared to previous generations. Both new cars feature LED daytime running lights as well as taillights with distinctive 3D design, although they are very distinct from each other’s styles due to different details and elements of incorporated technology in them.

 Technology & Safety

Both cars offer today’s newest technology in their infotainment system, including cloud connectivity, navigation services, traffic reporting, and Bluetooth phone integration. Both cars are available with optional driver assistance packages, including active lane assist, adaptive cruise control, and parking assistants. They also both have automatic braking systems to help you avoid an accident if you get too close to another vehicle or object in front of you.


Both come with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes around 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. However, Mercedes’ optional V6 makes more power than BMW’s optional inline-six, which only puts out 255 hp and 295 lb.-ft. Of torque in four cylinders or 310 hp and 330 lb.-ft. In six cylinders (BMW calls it an inline eight). Overall, the 2022 BMW X5 is better with its powerful engine than the 2022 Mercedes Benz GLE Class.

The Bottom Line

If you can afford it, go for either of these luxury vehicles. While BMW is more sporty and Mercedes offers better tech, both are great cars with solid reliability records, but the 2022 BMW X5 generally stands out. If you need to have a new vehicle today, there’s nothing wrong with either of these options if your budget allows for it. The one clear winner here? You! You get to choose which top luxury SUV best fits your lifestyle—because, after all, that’s what matters most when choosing a car.

Ready to Schedule a 2022 BMW X5 Test Drive Today?

At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving the 2022 BMW X5 for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serving you in the best way possible.


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