Compare 2018 Lexus RX vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2018 Lexus RX
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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RX 350 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RX RX 350 AWD 19 26 $41,953 $44,870
RX RX 350 F Sport AWD 19 26 $47,255 $50,520
RX RX 350 F Sport FWD 20 27 $45,946 $49,120
RX RX 350 FWD 20 27 $40,644 $43,470
RX RX 350L Luxury AWD 18 25 $50,496 $54,085
RX RX 350L Luxury FWD 19 26 $49,187 $52,685
RX RX 350L Premium AWD 18 25 $45,880 $49,070
RX RX 350L Premium FWD 19 26 $44,571 $47,670
RX RX 450h AWD 31 28 $43,142 $45,895
RX RX 450h F Sport AWD 31 28 $48,207 $51,255
RX RX 450hL Luxury AWD 29 28 $51,204 $54,555
RX RX 450hL Premium AWD 29 28 $47,581 $50,620
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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
$41,953
$65,565
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,870
$70,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$748 / month
$1175 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Lexus RX makes a style-conscious statement like never before, and it hasn’t lost its grip on good manners. 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
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 -
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
121.3 -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 -
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
192.5 192.6
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 67.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
64 65.9
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 114.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 65.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.4 23
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.4 23
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
56.3 60.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 13.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 24.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
45.2 -
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65VR18 P315/40HR21
Rear Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Front Tire Size
P235/65VR18 P275/45HR21
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 720
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4387 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6394
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 21 X 11
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 21 X 10
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4700 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/211 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 6300 385 @ 6100
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 22
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 5.35
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.72
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.28 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.86
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.01 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Transfer Case Model
- None
Trans PTO Access
- No
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Lexus RX Mercedes-Benz GLE
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.69
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.69
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 9.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
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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