Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE 450 4MATIC 2020 - vs - Ford Expedition Platinum 2020

General

Other Names:

Also called:

M-Class

Also called:

Expedition EL,Expedition Max,Excursion,Everest

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Average Price: 
$
61,150
Updated: 
14 May 2019
$
76,025
Updated: 
03 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
5
8
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.50gals
25.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0f0f96
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#e1e0de
Black
#000000
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#a02c32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#ede4d7
Iridium Silver Metallic
#adb1b2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294b
Mojave Silver Metallic
#999594
Emerald Green Metallic
#445044
Selenite Grey Metallic
#74849f
Color: 
Blue metallic
#264154
Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Tri-Coat
#652F2C
Magnetic Metallic
#727476
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Tri-Coat
#E60E28
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Desert Gold Metallic
#F3F3F3
Star White Metallic Tri-coat
#FDFFFB
Iconic Silver Metallic
#C7CAD0

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class delivers no-compromise crossover SUV comfort and luxury.

Pros
Sublime interior
Comfortable ride
Strong engines
Luxurious options list

Cons
Price will climb fast
More wind and road noise than expected
Where's the AMG?
Tight third row

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class comes with all wheel drive, and rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic.The GLE has been fully redesigned for 2020.Part of the second GLE generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
Attractive, roomy and upscale cabin
MBUX infotainment system is an industry leader
GLE 450's optional E-Active suspension provides impressive handling stability
Excellent outward visibility

Cons
Options quickly drive the price up
Midgrade Airmatic suspension feels too floaty
Transmission shifts are more pronounced than we'd like

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class ranked #2 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 9 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
State-of-the-art infotainment and safety technology
Cabin is opulent, serene, and spacious
Vibrant powertrains
Comfortable, balanced handling

Cons
Infotainment system can be distracting to use

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Ford Expedition is finally the full-size family hauler from Ford we've been waiting for.A long-awaited redo for the spacious family hauler finally arrives this year, and the 2018 Ford Expedition gets more than a "mane and tail" makeover. The new SUV will be available in XLT, Limited, and Platinum trims in rear- or four-wheel-drive configurations. A long wheelbase Expedition will be offered and is called Expedition MAX, which is a new name for the States. Pricing hasn't yet been announced.

Pros
Boxy, upright stance
Advanced safety tech
Strong V-6 and 10-speed powertrain
Helpful terrain management system

Cons
We thought we were past the rotary shift knob
Uncertain about fuel economy
Expedition MAX?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Ford Expedition ranked #1 in Large SUVs. Currently the Ford Expedition has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 12 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Muscular turbocharged engine
Class-leading towing capacity and fuel economy
Upscale interior
Ample room for passengers and cargo

Cons
High base price for class
Difficult to maneuver in tight spaces

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Ford Expedition comes with rear wheel drive, and four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 10-speed shiftable automatic.King Ranch model now available in regular and Max body styles.Ford Co-Pilot360, Ford's suite of driver aids, now standard on all models.Black Accent package introduced for XLT models, includes wheels, exterior trim and body all painted in black.

PROS
Cavernous interior with plenty of passenger and cargo space
Quick acceleration from strong V6 engine
Comfortable front seats
Tows more than similarly sized crossover SUVs

CONS
Soft brake pedal feel diminishes driver confidence
Large size and slow steering make it cumbersome to drive
Not as quiet on the highway as other SUVs
Maximum power output dependent on premium unleaded

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
22.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
369ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
470ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
362hp
at 5 500rpm
375hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.40Feet

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: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
driver assisted parking assist
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Adjustable Pedals

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
194.30in
210.00in
Width: 
76.70in
79.90in
Height: 
70.70in
76.40in
Ground Clearance: 
9.80in
Front Track: 
65.60in
67.60in
Rear Track: 
67.20in
Wheel Base: 
117.90in
122.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.50
42.00
Rear Head Room: 
39.60
40.00
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
43.90in
Rear leg room: 
40.90in
41.50in
Front Hip Room: 
62.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.30in
64.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
62.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.30in
64.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
104.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
9200lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
4991.00lbs
5623.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
descent control
Center limited slip differential
electronic hi-lo gear selection

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -way power passenger seat
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
leatherette
10 -way power driver seat
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Premium leather
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
folding center armrest
Multi-level heating
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining rear seats
Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
12 total speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB connection
USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Speed sensitive volume control
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
power glass sunroof
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 8.0 in.
22 In.
Wheels more: 
inside mounted spare tire
temporary spare tire
All season tires
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R22

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: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
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: 
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
blind spot warning accident avoidance system
pre-collision safety system
brake drying
emergency braking preparation
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
LED headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Led Headlamp
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
Advanced Lighting Package
AMG Line Interior
ENERGIZING Package Plus
Driver Assistance Package PLUS
MBUX Technology Package
Warmth and Comfort Package
AMG Line Exterior
Premium Package
AIR-BALANCE Package
Acoustic Comfort Package
3rd Row Seat Package
Parking Assistance Package
AMG Line w/Night Package
Equipment Group 400A
Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package
Cargo Package
Exterior Options: 
21" AMG Multispoke Wheels w/Black Accents
21" Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
19" Multispoke Wheels Black
21" AMG Multispoke Wheels
Illuminated Running Boards
Wheel Locking Bolts - Silver
Soft Close Doors
20" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
Load Sill Protector
Illuminated Star
Wheel Locking Bolts - Black
Panorama Sliding Sunroof
Trailer Hitch
Roof Spoiler
20" Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG 5-Spoke Wheels w/Black Accents
Surround View System
Black Side Cladding
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
Front License Plate Bracket
Interior Options: 
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
Front Passenger Seat Memory
Headliner DINAMICA Black
Heated 2nd Row Seats
Active Multicontour Front Seats with Massage Feature
Heated/Cooled Front Cup Holders
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System
Power 2nd Row Side-Window Sunshades
Topstitched Nappa Leather Upper Dash and Door Trim
Heated Steering Wheel
MBUX Augmented Video for Navigation
Topstitched MB-Tex Upper Dash and Door Trim
Front & Second Rows Floor Liners
Reversible Cargo Mat
Second Row Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
Dual-Headrest Rear Seat Entertainment System

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Nappa, premium leather
#12151d
Black/White Nappa, premium leather
#151820
Black/Tartufo, leather
#151820
Black w/DINAMICA, leatherette/suede
#333942
Black/Magma Grey Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#1b1f27
Macchiato/Magma Grey, leather
#151820
Macchiato Beige/Magma Grey, leather
#aca4a0
Espresso Brown/Magma Grey, leather
#40352e
Black, leather
#12151d
Black, leatherette
#12151d
Espresso Brown, leatherette
#3c312b
Macchiato Beige/Magma Grey, leatherette
#aca4a0
Color: 
Mesa/Ebony, premium leather
#FFFFFF