2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs Lexus NX Comparison in Temecula, CA

Which Compact Luxury Crossover Is Right For You? 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. 2021 Lexus NX

When it comes to the most popular vehicles on the road today, the compact crossover has replaced the family station wagon or the classic sedan as the American family car of choice. For your busy life in Southern California near Lake Elsinore and Wildomar, nothing quite compares to the comfort and capability of a Mercedes-Benz. For just a bit more than its rival the 2021 Lexus NX, you can get superior performance, more seats for growing families, more luxurious features and a more convenient commute when you choose Mercedes-Benz. Discover more in the head-to-head comparison we've created for you below.

New Mercedes-Benz GLB Third Row

Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. Lexus NX Design

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB sets itself apart in the luxury crossover segment as the only vehicle with an available third row of seats. You can enjoy more than 30 highway MPG with easy-to-park, city-friendly proportions and still have room for kids in the wayback or extra groceries and shopping bags. The 2021 Lexus NX isn't available with a third row. What's more, when you fold down all the rear seats, the upright, squared-off rear end shape of the Mercedes-Benz GLB provides greater space for bigger items. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB is a more versatile choice than its rival from Lexus.


New Mercedes-Benz GLB Cargo Box

Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. Lexus NX Features

On the outside, both the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB and Lexus NX feature stylish, vivid LED headlights and taillights, as well as versatile, raised roof rails so you can safely carry oversized gear. However, with standard 18" alloy wheels, the 2021 Mercedes GLB projects a sportier, stronger presence. And since it comes standard with a power rear liftgate, it's easier than ever to access the cargo area. On the 2021 Lexus NX, it'll cost you extra for 18" wheels and a power tailgate as optional upgrades.

Climbing inside, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB features premium materials that look as good as they feel. Also, like the 2021 Lexus NX, it features a touchscreen multimedia system complete with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ for your smartphone. Unlike the Lexus, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB also features standard voice control powered by Mercedes-Benz Natural Language Understanding technology. You can control the stereo, climate controls and other functions easily with your voice. A similar technology is available on the 2021 Lexus NX, but that too will cost you extra.

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Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. Lexus NX Performance & Fuel Efficiency

With turbocharged four-cylinder engines, these luxury crossovers provide both sporty performance and everyday efficiency. However, when you take a close look, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB has the edge. Compare fuel economy for instance: with up to 32 highway MPG, the GLB is the better choice for life in the greater Los Angeles area. The 2021 Lexus NX consumes fuel faster, particularly at freeway speeds.

Despite the fact that the 2021 Lexus NX makes more peak horsepower, Mercedes-Benz suggests that the GLB can accelerate from 0-60 MPH in just 6.9 seconds -- 0.3 seconds faster than the Lexus NX. That's thanks in part to a sophisticated 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. With a dual clutch and more gear ratios, the transmission can pre-select the next gear and provide uninterrupted power delivery. Inside, the Lexus NX, you get a traditional six-speed automatic transmission.


New Mercedes-Benz GLB LED Headlights

Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. Lexus NX Safety & Driver Assistance

With standard foglights and rain-sensing windshield wipers, unlike the 2021 Lexus NX, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB is better equipped for some inclement weather. Both vehicles are also available with all-wheel drive if you want to take your family crossover a little further afield.

When it comes to the very latest in driver assist technology, both these vehicles offer the most desirable, most advanced features -- features like automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with lane tracing, 360-degree backup camera and more. When you choose Mercedes-Benz, you can get the safety your family needs along with the performance and versatility you demand.

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Discover The Matchless Beauty Of A Mercedes-Benz During Your Test Drive

With less than a $500 difference separating these vehicles at starting MSRP, it's easy to see why it's worth it to step up to the uncompromising Mercedes-Benz GLB. For virtually the same price, you'll be able to save on fuel while enjoying better performance, more advanced technology, a more spacious cabin and sharper look. Come see for yourself at Mercedes-Benz of Temecula, located near Murrieta and Menifee.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 2021 Lexus NX
$38,050 Starting MSRP* $37,610
221 Standard Horsepower 235
258 lb-ft Standard Torque 258 lb-ft
23 MPG City / 31 MPG Highway Standard Fuel Economy 22 MPG City / 28 MPG Highway
8-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
5 Or 7 Passengers Passenger Capacity 5 Passengers
18" Alloy Wheels Standard Wheels 17" Alloy Wheels
Standard Steering Wheel Paddle Shifters Available Upgrade
Standard Power Liftgate Available Upgrade
62.0 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Volume 54.5 Cubic Feet
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB
2021 Lexus NX
$38,050
Starting MSRP*
$37,610
221
Standard Horsepower
235
258 lb-ft
Standard Torque
258 lb-ft
23 MPG City / 31 MPG Highway
Standard Fuel Economy
22 MPG City / 28 MPG Highway
8-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission
Standard Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
5 Or 7 Passengers
Passenger Capacity
5 Passengers
18" Alloy Wheels
Standard Wheels
17" Alloy Wheels
Standard
Steering Wheel Paddle Shifters
Available Upgrade
Standard
Power Liftgate
Available Upgrade
62.0 Cubic Feet
Maximum Cargo Volume
54.5 Cubic Feet

*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.

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