BMW X7 vs Mercedes-Benz GLE

BMW X7 vs Mercedes-Benz GLE

You work hard. You deserve to be treated when traveling in and around Destin, Panama City, and Fort Walton Beach, Florida. A luxury SUV, like the 2021 BMW X7 or Mercedes-Benz GLE, can help you travel in premium style.

To help you decide which of these two SUVs most closely matches your needs, we at BMW of Fort Walton Beach have created this BMW X7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE review.

Keep reading to see which SUV comes out on top!

BMW X7 Interior Seats

Relax Like You’re at the Spa: Premium Comfort

The easiest way to treat yourself each time you get behind the wheel is to find an SUV that will leave you feeling like you’re relaxing at the spa and not headed to work. Let your muscles relax with the help of standard heated front seats that’s reminiscent of a hot stone massage.

Let the interior ambient lighting take your comfort a step further by setting the mood. However, the X7 takes interior lighting to the next level with the optional Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof. With this feature, a series of roof-mounted ambient lights will shine from above.

Speaking of which, the X7 comes standard with a panoramic roof, allowing natural light to flood the cabin. The GLE, on the other hand, only has this as an optional feature.

BMW X7 Interior Technology

BMW X7 vs Mercedes-Benz GLE Entertainment

With the spa-like atmosphere set, fill your cabin with the soothing sounds of waves rolling on a warm sand beach or thunder softly crashing in the distance to relax you more. Both the X7 and GLE make listening to these relaxing sounds possible, thanks to their entertainment systems.

Both SUVs come standard with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, so you can connect your smartphone to your vehicle and play your favorite relaxing sound with ease.

BMW X7 passengers will have an easier time accessing crisp audio because of the optional Harman Kardon® Surround Sound Audio System. This system come with 16 strategically placed speakers. The Mercedes-Benz GLE only has 13 speakers in its optional sound system.

BMW X7 Interior Space

Interior Dimensions

Having enough room to stretch out plays a major role in the comfort of you and your passengers.

The X7 comes standard with seating for up to seven passengers. The Mercedes-Benz GLE has seating for seven, as well, but this is only an optional feature.

Even with two extra seats, the X7 still offers extra space for passengers to travel comfortably.

BMW X7 vs Mercedes-Benz GLE Interior Dimensions




Headroom (first/second/third row)

41.9 inches/39.9 inches/36.6 inches

40.5 inches/36.9 inches/NA

Legroom (first/second/third row)

39.8 inches/37.6 inches/33.3 inches

40.3 inches/40.9 inches/NA

Shoulder Room (first/second/third row)

60 inches/58.1 inches/47.9 inches

59.3 inches/58.3 inches/NA

X7 drivers will have an easier time relaxing, thanks to its more spacious dimensions. Plus, the whole family can travel comfortably inside this SUV.

BMW X7 vs Mercedes-Benz GLE: The Verdict

Ready to make your Destin, Panama City, and Fort Walton Beach, FL, travels as comfortable as possible? Upgrading to a luxury SUV—like the 2021 BMW X7 or Mercedes-Benz GLE—is exactly what you need.

However, after reading our BMW X7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE review, it’s clear the X7 is the better choice for your commutes.

Learn more about the features that this SUV provides by getting an up-close look. Then, take it for a test drive. Contact us at BMW of Fort Walton Beach to schedule your BMW X7 test drive today!

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