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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2020 Honda CR-V | Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown
2020 Benz GLE

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2020 Honda CR-V

If there is one thing that defines the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE, it is by the fact that it successfully made a great blend of potency, advanced technology, and luxury. This hybrid SUV is bent on reinventing its segment with the long line of luxurious and innovative features that cannot be found on its rivals. This never-ending quest for outshining the competition is precisely why it stays on top of its class.

The 2020 Honda CR-V is also a good choice when shopping for a hybrid SUV. It may not look as modern as the GLE but it also has an impressive array of features that can satisfy SUV buyers.

Design & Style

It is a fact that the GLC started the SUV segment so it is not a surprise that it also leads the pack in terms of style. The agile vehicle is now roomier and has a longer wheelbase. It is beautiful on the outside and is even more captivating inside its cabin. The ambient lighting creates a soothing atmosphere that complements the sleek interior.

Unlike the GLC that is not afraid of having something new to offer for its styling cues, the CR-V took the safe and boring road by favoring mass appeal over a forward-looking style. The result is a boring exterior that is as plain as its interior.

Technology & Safety

Beyond the innovative voice-activated features of the GLE’s infotainment is an array of choices on how to explore the features. The 12.3-inch touchscreen can be pinched or tapped, swipe on the steering wheel Touch Controls, and you can even use natural handwriting strokes on the console touchpad. To make the ride even more comfy, the GLE also has an Energizing Comfort feature that will help rejuvenate your senses with the built-in air purifier/ionizer.

The CR-V has a basic infotainment system but using it can be frustrating. It is limited by the lack of proper controls and better menu structure.


The GLE has a turbocharged 255 hp engine that can be boosted by a 48-Volt EQ Boost electrical system for an extra 21 hp. Its acceleration is strong and the steering effort is both light and precise. It has a transmission that favors an economical drive although it remains capable and confident in all drive modes.

The 1.5-liter engine on the CR-V delivers only up to 190 hp. It has an admirable ride quality but it lacks extra comfort features to keep the passengers relaxed on bumpy and twisty roads.

The Bottom Line

There is no doubt why the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE is an industry-leader in its segment. The 2020 Honda CR-V should see the new GLE as its inspiration to be better.

Ready to Schedule a 2020 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-g the 2020 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
40.8594273 -73.1566847
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