Compare 2018 Lexus LX vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

2018 Lexus LX
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class
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LX 570 Three Row 4WD
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AMG GLS 63 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLS AMG GLS 63 4MATIC SUV 13 18 $116,529 $125,300
GLS GLS 450 4MATIC SUV 17 22 $64,682 $69,550
GLS GLS 550 4MATIC SUV 14 19 $88,304 $94,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$83,380
$116,529
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$90,630
$125,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1511 / month
$2088 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Lexus LX 570 marries an old-school SUV portfolio with all the leather, all the wood, and almost all the space. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS takes an old-school tack to modern-SUV design, and it works.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.3 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
58.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61 58.5
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Leg Room (in)
28.3 35
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 40
Third Hip Room (in)
56.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.4 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
35.8 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
58.8 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.9 8.5
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 121.1
Height, Overall (in)
73.4 72.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 66.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78 76.1
Track Width, Front (in)
64.8 66
Liftover Height (in)
- 32.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
41 49.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.1 93.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.5 16
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 52.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 35.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 79.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.9 15.4
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)
13.6 14.2
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)
24.6 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 40.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P285/50VR20 P295/40ZR21
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/50VR20 P295/40ZR21
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
700 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7000 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
700 NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7385 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 21 X 10
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 21 X 10
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
403 @ 3600 561 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
Displacement
5.7 L/346 5.5 L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
383 @ 5600 577 @ 5250
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.79 4.38
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.79 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.81 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Transfer Case Model
Electronic None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Code
S S
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Lexus LX Mercedes-Benz GLS
Suspension
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.31 3.47
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.31 3.47
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.8 11.8
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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