2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs Lexus GX Comparison in Temecula, CA

Which Family SUV Is Right For You? 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2021 Lexus GX

They say three is a crowd, but with three rows of seats inside the new 2021 Mercedes-Benz SUV, you can bring the whole family along for the ride without feeling crowded. It's got the premium materials, advanced technology and exciting performance that you just can't get from an ordinary family SUV. Since it's a Mercedes-Benz, this is no ordinary SUV. It's bred with German engineering to give you the kind of refined, elevated driving experience that rivals like the 2021 Lexus GX just can't give you. We'll prove it to you in the head-to-head comparison page below. Discover at Mercedes-Benz of Temecula near Murrieta & Menifee why the GLE is the segment's best value for your investment.

New Mercedes-Benz GLE Cargo Area

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. Lexus GX Design

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE is a midsize SUV that comes standard in a two-row, five-passenger configuration with plenty of extra room for trips to the big box wholesaler or hardware store. As an option, you can also add an available third row of seats suitable for adults and children alike. By contrast, the 2021 Lexus GX is only available in a three-row configuration.

What's more, the second row itself provides much more space in the Mercedes-Benz. Both the front and second rows of seats provide more than 40" of total legroom. In the second row of the 2021 Lexus GX, you get just 34" of legroom -- about what you'd find in the rear seats of a compact car. That also means a whole lot more cargo volume when the rear seats are folded in the Mercedes-Benz SUV. The Mercedes-Benz GLE has the size and versatility you demand in this segment.


New Mercedes-Benz GLE Ambient Lighting

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. Lexus GX Features

On the exterior, every 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE comes with a convenient power tailgate with programmable opening height -- so you can load and unload with ease. By contrast, the 2021 Lexus GX features a manual rear cargo door hinged at the side -- which can make it more difficult to load larger items in tight spaces. Standard side mirror logo projectors and standard 19" alloy wheels further enhance the curb appeal of the Mercedes-Benz.

Climbing inside the German luxury SUV, you find standard heated seats, standard 64-color LED ambient lighting and illuminated door sills. It all adds a more premium touch that provides more for your money than what you get in the 2021 Lexus GX. You also get a standard digital instrument cluster, in lieu of traditional gauges, in the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE. That's something you won't find in the 2021 Lexus GX, equipped with more traditional gauges and a small driver's information display instead.

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New Mercedes-Benz GLE Driving Modes

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. Lexus GX Performance & Fuel Efficiency

After an all-new model was introduced for 2021, the Mercedes-Benz GLE has enjoyed the most sophisticated performance engineering. That includes a modern, sophisticated chassis and an efficient drivetrain. By contrast, the 2021 Lexus GX is derived from a much older pickup truck platform -- and you can feel it on the road. More importantly, you'll feel it at the pump. With its thirsty engine and old-school four-wheel drive platform, the 2021 Lexus GX can't eclipse 20 MPG on the highway, and gets a mere 13 MPG around town. By contrast, with its rear-wheel drive platform and sport-tuned chassis, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE is not only quicker than the 2021 Lexus GX, it's more efficient. Despite making less power, a more advanced transmission and a more clever, more aerodynamic design makes the GLE more athletic than its Lexus rival. Of course, you can also add optional all-wheel drive on the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE for even greater capability.


New Mercedes-Benz GLE Daytime Running Light

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. Lexus GX Safety & Driver Assistance

Both these SUVs come with advanced airbags, powerful brakes and sophisticated trailer sway control systems so you can tow with confidence, even in pesky crosswinds. They also each provide plenty of standard driver assistance that can help intervene in a dangerous situation. Features like adaptive cruise, automatic pre-collision braking and blind spot monitor are standard on both the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE and the 2021 Lexus GX.

However, Mercedes-Benz provides greater peace of mind for your family in the form of stellar crash test scores. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE their 2021 Top Safety Pick+ award -- the most exclusive safety accolade in the American automotive industry. The 2021 Lexus GX has not been crash tested by the IIHS or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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

For just a bit more than the outdated 2021 Lexus GX, you can upgrade to a newer platform with more excitement, more efficiency, more technology and more space inside when you choose the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE. It's the ideal vehicle for getting around the Lake Elsinore area, especially for larger families with longer commutes. It just makes sense to go where you get the most vehicle for your money, so come see us today at Mercedes-Benz Of Temecula.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 2021 Lexus GX
$54,750 Starting MSRP* $53,250
255 Standard Horsepower 301
273 lb-ft Standard Torque 329 lb-ft
19 MPG City / 26 MPG Highway Standard Fuel Economy 15 MPG City / 19 MPG Highway
7.0 Seconds Standard Manufacturer's 0-60 MPH Time 7.7 Seconds
Up To 7 Occupants Passenger Capacity Up To 7 Occupants
74.9 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Volume 64.7 Cubic Feet
9-Speed Automatic Transmission Transmission 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
19" Alloy Wheels Standard Wheels 18" Alloy Wheels
Rear-Wheel Drive (AWD Available) Standard Drivetrain Four-Wheel Drive
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2021 Lexus GX
$54,750
Starting MSRP*
$53,250
255
Standard Horsepower
301
273 lb-ft
Standard Torque
329 lb-ft
19 MPG City / 26 MPG Highway
Standard Fuel Economy
15 MPG City / 19 MPG Highway
7.0 Seconds
Standard Manufacturer's 0-60 MPH Time
7.7 Seconds
Up To 7 Occupants
Passenger Capacity
Up To 7 Occupants
74.9 Cubic Feet
Maximum Cargo Volume
64.7 Cubic Feet
9-Speed Automatic Transmission
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic Transmission
19" Alloy Wheels
Standard Wheels
18" Alloy Wheels
Rear-Wheel Drive (AWD Available)
Standard Drivetrain
Four-Wheel Drive

*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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