Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs 2018 Lexus RX

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2018 Lexus RX
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SUV GLE 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SUV GLE 350 18 23 $48,546 $52,200
4MATIC SUV GLE 350 18 22 $50,871 $54,700
4MATIC SUV GLE 550e N/A N/A $62,031 $66,700
4MATIC SUV AMG GLE 43 17 23 $63,008 $67,750
4MATIC Coupe AMG GLE 43 17 22 $65,565 $70,500
4MATIC SUV AMG GLE 63 14 18 $95,372 $102,550
4MATIC SUV AMG GLE 63 S 14 18 $102,021 $109,700
4MATIC Coupe AMG GLE 63 S 14 18 $104,030 $111,860
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FWD RX 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD RX 350 20 27 $40,644 $43,470
AWD RX 350 19 26 $41,953 $44,870
AWD RX 450h 31 28 $43,142 $45,895
FWD RX 350L Premium 19 26 $44,571 $47,670
AWD RX 350L Premium 18 25 $45,880 $49,070
FWD RX 350 F Sport 20 27 $45,946 $49,120
AWD RX 350 F Sport 19 26 $47,255 $50,520
AWD RX 450hL Premium 29 28 $47,581 $50,620
AWD RX 450h F Sport 31 28 $48,207 $51,255
FWD RX 350L Luxury 19 26 $49,187 $52,685
AWD RX 350L Luxury 18 25 $50,496 $54,085
AWD RX 450hL Luxury 29 28 $51,204 $54,555
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,546
$40,644
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,200
$43,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$870 / month
$725 / 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
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
60.2 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 57.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 44.1
Front Hip Room (in)
60.6 56.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 38
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 121.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 64
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.2 74.6
Track Width, Front (in)
64.9 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 109.8
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 67.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.2 18.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
41.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.3 56.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
38.2 18.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.9 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
35.5 -
Brakes
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)
12.8 13.3
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)
13 12.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 45.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P235/65VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P235/65VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6600 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4650 4222
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 3500 267 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6500 295 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 27
Transmission
Trans Order Code
427 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.81
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.47 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.95
Trans Type
7 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.03
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLE Lexus RX
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 7.7
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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