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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2019 Cadillac Escalade


When people talk about a high-end stylish SUV with premium features, they are often talking about the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV. Crammed with luxury and high-tech features, the GLE is one of the best SUVs out there.

The Cadillac Escalade is also at the top of its range and competes with other premium SUVs. May critics have rightfully pointed out that is not well rounded enough to match many other vehicles in its category. Let us see how the two cars compare.

Design & Style

The Mercedes-Benz GLE is a large imposing SUV that is styled to denote its premium status. Form its LED day running lights to the stylish curves on the body, the GLE is unmistakable. The interior is just as opulent with a mix of leather, wood and aluminum trimming.

The Cadillac Escalade struggles for space despite the fact that the car is large. The third row of seats especially would be very difficult for an adult to sit and it has a surprisingly small cargo area. The interior is comfortable, even somewhat luxurious but nowhere near the personalized luxury of the GLE.

Technology & Safety

You will not be lacking for any entertainment or safety feature on the GLE. From the 12-inch display screen to the Driver Assist Package, you are in safe hands in the GLE. Mercedes-Benz’s legendary eye for detail ensures that the graphics are clear and all dials and buttons are within reach.

The Cadillac Escalade features the Cadillac User Experience multimedia system in the cockpit as well as an 8-inch display that acts as the display center of the cabin features and the multi-media system. The car also has a 4G LTE hotspot through which passengers can access WIFI.


The Mercedes-Benz GLE comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine or the turbocharged 3.0-liter petrol engine. Both engines handle fine and supply the GLE with ample power. On or off the highway, you never feel any lag in the GLE’s performance.

The Cadillac Escalade is powered by a massive 6.2-liter V8 engine that obviously makes the Escalade a very powerful car with remarkable towing capabilities. On the road, it handles smoothly although the big boxy body does create some problems when cornering at speed.

The Bottom Line

The Mercedes-Benz GLE and the Cadillac Escalade are both fairly premium cars with great performance on the road. However, the GLE edges the Escalade out on the sheer level of luxury and comfort features in the car. The consoles and infotainment systems on the GLE also feel better and more intuitive. This is where the Mercedes-Benz GLE beats the Cadillac Escalade.

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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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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