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Compare 2018 Lexus GX vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2018 Lexus GX
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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GX 460 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GX GX 460 4WD 15 18 $47,983 $52,155
GX GX 460 Luxury 4WD 15 18 $58,448 $63,530
GX GX 460 Premium 4WD 15 18 $47,983 $52,155
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AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe 17 22 $65,565 $70,500
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC SUV 17 23 $63,008 $67,750
GLE AMG GLE 63 4MATIC SUV 14 18 $95,372 $102,550
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 14 18 $104,030 $111,860
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC SUV 14 18 $102,021 $109,700
GLE GLE 350 4MATIC SUV 18 22 $50,871 $54,700
GLE GLE 350 SUV 18 23 $48,546 $52,200
GLE GLE 550e 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $62,031 $66,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,983
$65,565
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,155
$70,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$869 / month
$1175 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Lexus GX 460 pairs scads of off-road hardware with lots of luxury trim, but most drivers will be better off with a crossover. Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 22 mpg
Interior Dimensions
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
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 65.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.7 60.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
11.6 23
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46.7 23
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Front Tire Size
P265/60HR18 P275/45HR21
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60HR18 P315/40HR21
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 7200
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6600 6394
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 21 X 11
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 600
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
329 @ 3500 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty Regular Duty
Displacement
4.6 L/281 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
301 @ 5500 385 @ 6100
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 22
Transmission
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
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.86
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus GX Mercedes-Benz GLE
Body Code
S S
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MATIC
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.1 9.3

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