The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE VS BMW X6: Which SUV is Fit for Santa Monica?

Whether heading for a day at the Temescal Canyon Falls or Commuting to UCLA Medical Center, the right SUV will keep you safe and relaxed. We know your options are plenty, so the team at W.I. Simonson has put two of the most prominent luxury crossovers head to head in an attempt to simplify your decision. Read on to see if the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE or the BMW X6 comes out on top.

 

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The Contrasts

While both the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE and BMW X6 come as a coupe-like crossover, you can also get the GLE in a standard SUV body shape, making it more versatile aesthetically. If you're worried about cargo, you'll want to check out the Mercedes-Benz as it offers up to 80.3 cubic feet of storage space (the BMW's maximum 59.7 cubic feet just doesn't compare).

Both vehicles have similar power, with the BMW producing 300 horsepower and the Mercedes-Benz reaching 302 horses at the least. However, if you go the AMG® GLE route, you'll achieve a whopping 385 horsepower, bringing the Mercedes-Benz one step ahead yet again.

The Better Value

Even after a swift comparison, it's obvious that the Mercedes-Benz GLE is the better value. In fact, it even has a starting price that's more than $10,000 less than that of its BMW X6 competitor. With this, you even get active safety features like Attention Assist® as well as entertainment perks like an eight-inch display as standard, making the GLE a worthy investment.

If this Mercedes-Benz model has caught your eye, we don't blame you, for it has caught ours too. You can find the GLE just a couple blocks from Estate Restaurant & Bar amidst our new vehicle showroom, reaping its luxury-crossover glow.

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