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Compare 2017 Lexus GX vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2017 Lexus GX
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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GX 460 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GX GX 460 4WD 15 18 $47,547 $51,680
GX GX 460 Luxury 4WD 15 18 $58,311 $63,380
GX GX 460 Premium 4WD 15 18 $47,547 $51,680
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AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe 17 23 $64,775 $69,650
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC SUV 17 23 $62,450 $67,150
GLE AMG GLE 63 4MATIC SUV 13 17 $94,572 $101,690
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 14 18 $102,905 $110,650
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC SUV 13 17 $101,221 $108,840
GLE GLE 300d 4MATIC SUV 22 29 $49,662 $53,400
GLE GLE 350 4MATIC SUV 18 23 $50,685 $54,500
GLE GLE 350 SUV 18 23 $48,360 $52,000
GLE GLE 400 4MATIC SUV 18 23 $61,055 $65,650
GLE GLE 550e 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $61,659 $66,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,547
$64,775
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,680
$69,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$861 / month
$1161 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
For an old-school SUV, the Lexus GX acquits itself quite well. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class pared down its powertrains to gas only or a plug-in hybrid, although it still has plenty of stops in between for luxury buyers.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
35.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.5 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
38 -
Second Hip Room (in)
55.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 -
Third Leg Room (in)
29.3 -
Second Head Room (in)
40.4 -
Third Hip Room (in)
43.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 -
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
192.1 192.6
Height, Overall (in)
74.2 67.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 65.9
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 114.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 65.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46.7 23
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.7 60.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
11.6 23
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 13.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 13
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23 24.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60HR18 P315/40WR21
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P265/60HR18 P275/45WR21
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 7200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 720
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 720
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7200
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6600 6350
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 21 X 11
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 21 X 10
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 600
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Engine
Displacement
4.6 L/281 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
301 @ 5500 362 @ 5500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
329 @ 3500 384 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty Regular Duty
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Transfer Case Model
Electronic None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 5.35
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 2.25
Trans Type
6 9
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Lexus GX Mercedes-Benz GLE
Body Code
S S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.91 3.69
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.91 3.69
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.1 8.8
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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