2022 Mercedes-AMG® GLE vs. Porsche Cayenne vs BMW X6

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 53 vs the Competition at Mercedes-Benz of Easton

Offering a unique blend of exhilarating performance and everyday usability, performance luxury SUVs have rapidly grown in popularity. A great choice for growing families or those living active lifestyles, these capable vehicles are never out of their element. With so many new entrants to this segment in recent years, deciding which one is the right for you can prove to be a difficult task. Fortunately, Mercedes-Benz of Easton is here to help. We’ve assembled this in-depth model comparison in which the Mercedes-AMG® GLE 53 goes up against the Porsche Cayenne and the BMW X6. Which one will emerge with the victory? Let’s take a closer look.

Mercedes-AMG® GLE 53 vs Porsche Cayenne

 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 53
Porsche Cayenne Base
2022 Mercedes-AMG® GLE 53 SUV VS 2022 Porsche Cayenne Base
$74,150 MSRP $72,200
429 HP / 384 TQ Horsepower / Torque 335 HP / 332 TQ
9 Transmission Speeds 8
21 inches Wheel Size 19 inches
Standard Roof Rails Optional
Standard Power Sunroof Optional
Standard Heated Front Seats Optional
Standard Driver’s Seat Memory & Lumbar Optional
13 Number of Speakers 10
Standard AC Power Outlet Not Available
Standard Blind Spot Monitoring Optional
80.3 cubic feet Cargo Capacity 60.3 cubic feet

First up to challenge the Mercedes-AMG® GLE 53 is the Porsche Cayenne. Although Porsche is a brand that’s certainly known for its performance attributes, in this case, the Cayenne falls short of the AMG® GLE 53. Looking at both horsepower and torque figures, the Cayenne simply cannot compete. A more sophisticated 9-speed automatic transmission certainly helps give the AMG® GLE 53 an advantage as well.

Standard 21-inch alloy wheels give the AMG® GLE 53 a commanding presence on the road and roof rails provide expanded cargo-carrying capabilities. Open its standard power sunroof to enjoy fresh air and sunlight on the way to your destination. Heated front seats, driver’s seat lumbar support, and driver’s memory seat functionality are additional examples of comfort amenities you’ll enjoy as standard from Mercedes-Benz. All of these excellent features will require you to shell out additional cash at Porsche.

The Mercedes-AMG® GLE 53 boasts 20 additional cubic feet of cargo capacity than the Porsche Cayenne, allowing you to bring all of your gear along for your next road trip. A superior sound system provides all occupants with a superior listening experience as well while a standard AC power outlet allows you to keep your devices charged up for the journey. Blind spot monitoring gives you a helping hand when changing lanes on the highway.

Mercedes-AMG® GLE 53 vs BMW X6

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 53
2022 Mercedes-AMG® GLE 53 SUV VS 2022 BMW X6 xDrive40i
$74,150 MSRP $67,350
429 HP / 384 TQ Horsepower / Torque 335 HP / 330 TQ
9 Transmission Speeds 8
Standard Remote Start Not Available
Standard Roof Rails Not Available
Standard AC Power Outlet Not Available
13 Number of Speakers 9
80.3 cubic feet Cargo Capacity 59.7 cubic feet
40.4 inches Front Headroom 39.3 inches
38 .5 / 38.4 inches Rear Headroom / Legroom 37.2 / 35.6 inches

Our second competitor to challenge the Mercedes-AMG® GLE 53 SUV is the BMW X6. As we saw in the prior matchup, the BMW starts off with a slight price advantage. You’ll soon understand just how little these savings actually gets you once you take a closer look at these two SUVs side-by-side.

If you’re searching for performance, the clear choice is the AMG® GLE 53 thanks to far superior horsepower and torque ratings. Its advanced 9-speed automatic transmission provides responsive gear changes to help you feel the exhilaration. Standard roof rails add additional versatility to the bold exterior appearance of the Mercedes-AMG® GLE 53.

Inside, a standard AC power outlet gives you a handy way to keep your electronic devices charged up for the journey. The audio system of the AMG® GLE 53 features 4 more speakers than the system found inside the X6. Choosing Mercedes-Benz means that you’ll never have to leave that extra suitcase behind thanks to a cavernous 80.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Furthermore, all occupants will have a more comfortable experience thanks to superior interior dimensions. The AMG® GLE 53 offers greater front headroom, rear headroom, and rear legroom than the inferior BMW X6.

Winner – Mercedes-AMG® GLE 53

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 53 SUV Front Side

Now that the results have been tallied, the clear winner of this competitive comparison is the Mercedes-AMG® GLE 53. Both the Porsche Cayenne and BMW X6 simply cannot compete with the blistering performance, premium standard features, cutting-edge technology, and groundbreaking innovations found on the AMG® GLE 53. Eager to learn more? Our team at Mercedes-Benz of Easton is standing by to introduce you to the AMG® GLE 53 along with the rest of the AMG® model lineup.