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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2019 BMW X4 | Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

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2019 BMW X4

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2019 BMW X4


The Mercedes-Benz GLE is on the upper tier of Mercedes-Benz SUVs and thus comes with all the trims that you would expect at this price level. The GLE is one of the best-selling SUV’s in Mercedes-Benz’s line up and it is easy to see why this car is so popular.

The BMW X4 is a sporty compact SUV that is shaped like a coupe with a low roof and a smaller cabin. Despite these shortcomings, the X4 is still a fairly popular car. Let us see how it stands up to the GLE.

Design & Style

The Mercedes-Benz GLE commands an imposing presence with its large body and flared up wheel arches. The interior is plush and comfortable and never lets you forget that you are in a Mercedes-Benz. You get LED lighting in the front and in the rear and the interior comes with leather, wood and aluminum trims.

The BMW X4 would struggle to beat the Mercedes-Benz GLE in any aspect of styling. While the interior is comfortable and practical, it is a far cry from the luxury of the GLE.

Technology & Safety

The Mercedes-Benz GLE is packed with a number of safety features and tech that mostly comes as standard. The car features a 12-inch cockpit display that acts as the infotainment console. Other tech includes voice commands as well as touch screen technology on the consoles. The GLE even features a fragrance dispenser that you can customize to your liking.

The BMW X4 features navigation features as well as BMW’s trademark IDrive feature that has voice recognition. Although impressive, the tech and safety features in the standard BMW X4 are far behind the assortment that is in the GLE.


The Mercedes-Benz GLE is driven by either a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine or a 3.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine. Both give the GLE a smooth effortless ride and the car handles beautifully for such a big body. The transmission is flawless and the ride handles with minimal roll around bends.

The BMW X4 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine but a 3.0-liter variant is also available. Both engines are pretty adequate and the X4’s ride feels smooth and intuitive. Both variants come with 8-speed automatic transmission.

The Bottom Line

The BMW X4 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE both handle beautifully and are great cars to drive. The difference comes with everything else. The GLE beats the X4 on the interior styling and technology features. So far ahead is the Mercedes-Benz GLE that the X4 has some catching up to do. This makes the GLE the clear winner among the two cars.

Ready to Schedule a 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Test Drive Today?

At Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown, we offer a wide variety of Mercedes-Benz models for you to choose from, including the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE and we are more than happy to arrange for a test drive so that you can experience the stellar features of this vehicle. Call us today to make an appointment or simply pay us a visit at our showroom today!


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630 Middle Country Road St. James, NY


Phone: 877-862-7343

630 Middle Country Road St. James, NY


Phone: 888-693-2406

630 Middle Country Road St. James, NY
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