Compare 2021 Lexus RX vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2021 Lexus RX
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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RX 350 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RX RX 350 AWD 19 26 $43,588 $46,620
RX RX 350 F SPORT Appearance AWD 19 26 $46,844 $50,100
RX RX 350 F SPORT Appearance FWD 20 27 $45,535 $48,700
RX RX 350 F SPORT Handling AWD 19 26 $49,089 $52,500
RX RX 350 F SPORT Handling FWD 20 27 $47,780 $51,100
RX RX 350 FWD 20 27 $42,279 $45,220
RX RX 350L AWD 18 25 $46,237 $49,450
RX RX 350L FWD 19 26 $44,928 $48,050
RX RX 350L Luxury AWD 18 25 $51,847 $55,450
RX RX 350L Luxury FWD 19 26 $50,538 $54,050
RX RX 450h AWD 31 28 $44,949 $47,820
RX RX 450h F SPORT Appearance AWD 31 28 $48,222 $51,300
RX RX 450h F SPORT Handling AWD 31 28 $50,402 $53,620
RX RX 450hL AWD 29 28 $48,231 $51,310
RX RX 450hL Luxury AWD 29 28 $53,872 $57,310
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AMG GLE 53 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE AMG GLE 53 4MATIC Coupe 18 23 $71,910 $76,500
GLE AMG GLE 53 4MATIC SUV 18 22 $68,009 $72,350
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 15 19 $109,040 $116,000
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC SUV 15 19 $107,113 $113,950
GLE GLE 350 4MATIC SUV 19 26 $53,815 $57,250
GLE GLE 350 SUV 19 26 $51,465 $54,750
GLE GLE 450 4MATIC SUV 21 26 $58,750 $62,500
GLE GLE 580 4MATIC SUV 17 22 $74,166 $78,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,588
$71,910
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,620
$76,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$777 / month
$1275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Lexus RX stays strong in an increasingly crowded class with styling that stands out and powertrains that don’t. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a no-compromise SUV with excellent performance, a spacious interior, and tons of style.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.6 60.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 60
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 59.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 58.5
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64 67.9
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 115.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 79.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 66.2
Length, Overall (in)
192.5 195.3
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 67.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
16 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
32.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 44.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 68
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 31.7
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 15.8
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 13.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 22.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
45.2 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/65VR18 P315/40HR21
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P235/65VR18 P275/45HR21
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4387 -
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 21 X 11
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4700 384 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/211 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 6300 429 @ 6100
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.72
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
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 Sport Utility
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 8.9
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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2021 Lexus RX
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  • Lease: From $429 for 36 months
  • Rebate: Up to $2,500 cash
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR for 60 months
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
  • 2021 GLE-Class on sale
  • Lease: From $729/mo.
  • Rebate: No cash incentives
  • Finance: No APR offers
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