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
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
Third Head Room (in)
35.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 65.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 -
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 114.8
Height, Overall (in)
74.2 67.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 65.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 78.9
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
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60HR18 P315/40HR21
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
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7200
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6600 6394
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
301 @ 5500 385 @ 6100
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 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty Regular Duty
Displacement
4.6 L/281 3.0 L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 19
Transmission
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
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
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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 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
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.1 9.3

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