Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 2016 - vs - Ford Explorer Limited 2016

General

Other Names:

Also called:

M-Class

Also called:

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Average Price: 
58,729
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
41,300
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2016
2016
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
24.60gals
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#000000
Dakota Brown Metallic
#403524
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Palladium Silver Metallic
#878785
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Steel Grey Metallic
#6A7575
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#A02C32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7
Color: 
Blue Jeans Metallic
#29424F
Ingot Silver Metallic
#B3B8B6
Oxford White
#D0D3D5
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#95333C
Shadow Black
#0C0C0C

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Flexible
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
273ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
255ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
302hp
at 6 500rpm
290hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
38.90Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination Download*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Roadside Assistance*
Concierge Service*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Destination Download*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Adjustable pedals

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.10in
198.10in
Width: 
84.30in
78.90in
Height: 
70.70in
70.40in
Ground Clearance: 
11.00in
7.90in
Front Track: 
67.00in
Rear Track: 
67.00in
Wheel Base: 
114.00in
112.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
41.40
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
40.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
43.10in
Rear leg room: 
38.40in
39.80in
Front Hip Room: 
57.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.50in
61.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.40in
61.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
80.30cu.ft
80.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
6600lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
38.20cu.ft
21.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
4629.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
4 one-touch power windows
Digital keypad power door locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
10-way power driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
10 -way power driver seat
10 -way power passenger seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
6 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Stabilizer bar stabilizer bar
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirro
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Three zone climate control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Memory card slot
USB connection
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
1 subwoofer(s)
390 watts stereo output
Sony premium brand stereo system
Sony premium brand speakers
Mast antenna
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Remote sunroof operation
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 8.5
20
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Painted alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
PARKTRONIC w/Active Parking Assist
Vehicle Alarm notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Brake drying
Pre-collision safety system
Emergency Service*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Turn signal mirrors
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning w/Brake Support
Post-collision safety system
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Rear height adjustable headrests
BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear Seatbelt Package
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Dual front with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 302A
Equipment Group 300A
Equipment Group 301A
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Lock Kit
Power Liftgate
License Plate Bracket
Dual Panel Moonroof
Rear Bumper Protector
20-inch Polished Aluminum Wheels w/P255/50R20 A/S BSW Tires
Roof Rack Crossbars
Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
Smokers Kit w/Element
2nd Row Captain's Chairs
Rear Cargo Well Protector
DVD Headrest
Rear Retractable Cargo Shade
2nd Row Console
Voice Activated Navigation System
All-Weather Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Pearl/Black Nappa, premium leather
#000000
Black, leather
#131313
Black, leatherette
#1C1C1C
Black, leatherette
#131313
Crystal Grey/Black, leather
#A6A4A3
Espresso Brown, leatherette
#534A48
Ginger Beige/Black, leather
#9E8B7C
Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown, leather
#AE9B8C
Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown, leatherette
#B9A697
Porcelain/Black Nappa, premium leather
#DAD3CF
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#966F61
designo Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#665D5B
designo Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#E1DAD6
Color: 
Medium Light Camel, cloth
#817E70