Compare 2020 Lexus RX vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2020 Lexus RX
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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RX 350 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RX RX 350 AWD 19 26 $42,590 $45,550
RX RX 350 F SPORT AWD 19 26 $46,144 $49,350
RX RX 350 F SPORT FWD 20 27 $44,835 $47,950
RX RX 350 F SPORT Performance AWD 19 26 $48,388 $51,750
RX RX 350 F SPORT Performance FWD 20 27 $47,079 $50,350
RX RX 350 FWD 20 27 $41,281 $44,150
RX RX 350L AWD 18 25 $45,535 $48,700
RX RX 350L FWD 19 26 $44,226 $47,300
RX RX 350L Luxury AWD 18 25 $51,145 $54,700
RX RX 350L Luxury FWD 19 26 $49,836 $53,300
RX RX 450h AWD 31 28 $43,992 $46,800
RX RX 450h F SPORT AWD 31 28 $47,565 $50,600
RX RX 450h F SPORT Performance AWD 31 28 $49,743 $52,920
RX RX 450hL AWD 29 28 $47,479 $50,510
RX RX 450hL Luxury AWD 29 28 $53,120 $56,510
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GLE 350 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE GLE 350 4MATIC SUV 19 26 $53,345 $56,750
GLE GLE 350 SUV 19 26 $50,995 $54,250
GLE GLE 450 4MATIC SUV 19 24 $58,045 $61,750
GLE GLE 580 4MATIC SUV 17 21 $72,944 $77,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,590
$53,345
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,550
$56,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$759 / month
$946 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Lexus RX gives up on old standbys like somber style and silence, and casts its lot with a more rowdy crowd. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class delivers no-compromise crossover SUV comfort and luxury.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 59.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64 66.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 117.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 76.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 65.6
Length, Overall (in)
192.5 194.3
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 70.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
56.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 41.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 67.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 35
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 13
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 22.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
45.2 39.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/65VR18 P255/50HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65VR18 P255/50HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 7700
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 7700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 770
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4387 4696
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4700 273 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/211 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 6300 255 @ 5800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.72
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.69
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus RX Mercedes-Benz GLE
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
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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