BMW X7 vs Mercedes-Benz GLE

Ready to take the next step to getting behind the wheel of a luxury SUV? It's possible that the 2021 BMW X7 or 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE may have your name on it.

In this space, the Critz BMW sales team is taking a closer look at two of the top luxury SUVs available to Savannah, Pooler, and Richmond Hill, GA, drivers. We'll take an in-depth peek at some of the key features and amenities, and answer the important question, What's my next luxury SUV?


BMW X7 vs Mercedes-Benz GLE Performance Specs

We know that drivers looking for the luxury experience demand the most out of their SUVs. It's nice to be backed by an engine that can meet your expectations.

Put your foot on the gas pedal in the X7, and you'll have that magical feeling. The standard 3.0L 6-cylinder engine provides the power you're looking for on the highways and byways, delivering 335 horsepower. Plus, twin-scroll turbocharger capability delivers efficient gear changes as you go through the 8-speed automatic transmission.

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE is powerful, but it can't quite match up to the power of the X7. The 2.0L 4-cylinder engine only makes 255 horsepower, well off the pace of the X7.

City jaunts and highway travels are more fun when you're driving the 2021 BMW X7.


X7 vs GLE Interior Amenities

The moment you step inside the BMW X7 cabin, you'll see there are several amenities that make your drives more interesting. The GLE also comes with a long list of interior amenities, but which SUV has the right interior for your adventures?

Power front seats help you feel at home as you start each drive, with the power side bolsters offering thigh and lumbar support, helping you ease your back and spine into the seat. Standard memory capability helps you recall the settings you want for each trip, even if someone else is driving for a period of time.

When talking about interior amenities, there's a standard offering found in the BMW X7 that the GLE does not have: a panoramic moonroof. The power tilt/slide roof in the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE lets the light and fresh air in, while the panoramic moonroof in the X7 goes a step further by providing that light and fresh air to both rows.


X7 vs GLE Dimensions

Bringing everyone along for that next adventure? Maybe you're picking up the kids at soccer practice (and some of their friends), or perhaps you need room for everyone at a big family reunion. You're prepared with the X7, which has plenty of space for all.

Thanks to 41.9 inches of front headroom, you'll feel like you own a vehicle that's luxurious and cavernous at the same time. The Mercedes-Benz GLE only offers 40.5 inches of front headroom.

More importantly, those in the back will be comfortable. The 39.9 inches of rear headroom in the X7 is a joy to have, while the GLE feels cramped with its mere 36.9 inches of headroom for those riding along in the back.


2021 BMW X7 vs Mercedes-Benz GLE: A Final Word

If you're an SUV fan and a luxury automobile fan, it's time to combine both your interests. The 2021 BMW X7 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE debate is competitive, but it's clear the X7 has more to offer.

Visit Critz BMW near Savannah, Pooler, and Richmond Hill, Georgia, for your X7 test drive!

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