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Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs 2018 Lexus RX

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2018 Lexus RX
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$65,565
$41,953
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$70,500
$44,870
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1175 / month
$748 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer. The Lexus RX makes a style-conscious statement like never before, and it hasn’t lost its grip on good manners.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 26 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
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
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 74.6
Track Width, Front (in)
65.1 64.4
Length, Overall (in)
192.6 192.5
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 67.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.9 64
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 109.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23 18.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.7 56.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23 18.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.3
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 12.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 19.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 45.2
Tires
Front Tire Size
P275/45HR21 P235/65VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P315/40HR21 P235/65VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7200 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
720 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
720 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7200 NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6394 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4387
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
21 X 11 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
21 X 10 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Engine
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.5 L/211
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
385 @ 6100 295 @ 6300
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
384 @ 2500 267 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.81
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.80 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.24 3.03
Trans Order Code
421 NA
Transfer Case Model
None -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.64 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.35 5.25
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.67
Trans PTO Access
No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 1.95
Trans Type
9 8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 2.28
Summary
Body Style
4MATIC Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLE Lexus RX
Body Code
S -
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.69 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.69 -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.0
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
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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