Compare 2016 Lexus GX vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2016 Lexus GX
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GX 460 4WD 4-Door 15 20 $46,719 $50,780
GX 460 4WD 4-Door Luxury 15 20 $57,183 $62,155
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4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLE 63
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLE 63 13 17 $92,954 $99,950
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLE 63 S Coupe 14 18 $101,649 $109,300
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLE 63 S-Model 13 17 $99,603 $107,100
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door GLE 300d 22 29 $48,825 $52,500
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door GLE 350 17 22 $49,848 $53,600
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door GLE 400 18 22 $60,078 $64,600
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door GLE 450 AMG Coupe 17 23 $60,543 $65,100
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door GLE 550e 18 22 $60,962 $65,550
GLE RWD 4-Door GLE 350 18 24 $47,523 $51,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,719
$92,954
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,780
$99,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$846 / month
$1666 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Lexus GX offers off-road prowess that few buyers really need, but it is comfortable inside and on the road. The M-Class gets a new lease on luxury-crossover life as the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class—and it's joined by a swoopy new Coupe variant.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 17 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 58.5
Third Leg Room (in)
29.3 -
Second Head Room (in)
40.4 38.5
Third Hip Room (in)
43.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 40.3
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Head Room (in)
35.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.5 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.1 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
38 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 67.1
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 114.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 66.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 -
Length, Overall (in)
192.1 191
Height, Overall (in)
74.2 69.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.7 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
11.6 38.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46.7 38.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 13.6
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 15.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/60HR18 P265/45ZR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R01
Front Tire Size
P265/60HR18 P265/45ZR20
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA R01
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 720
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 7200
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6600 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 5238
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
329 @ 3500 516 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty -
Displacement
4.6 L/281 5.5 L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
301 @ 5500 550 @ 5750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 17
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Transfer Case Model
Electronic -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 4.34
Trans PTO Access
No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.89
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus GX 460 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Body Code
S -
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MATIC Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.91 -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.91 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.3 11.8
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard SUV 4WD
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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