2022 Lexus RX 350L vs. 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 | NewCars.com

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2022 Lexus RX 350L vs. 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 Review

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2022 Lexus
RX 350L

MSRP*: $48,750 to $56,150
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2022 Mercedes-Benz
GLE 350

MSRP*: $56,150 to $58,650
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MPG - City 18 - 19 MPG 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 34.1 ft3 Info not available
Engine
  • 290-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 255-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 290 hp 255 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 5,950 - 7,700 lbs
Exterior Length 196.9 in 194.3 in
Exterior Width 74.6 in 76.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.9 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 40.9 in
Head Room Front 38.7 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.9 - 38.5 in
Front 40.5 in
Rear 39.6 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 than in the Lexus RX 350L, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Lexus RX 350L and the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus RX 350L, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Lexus RX 350L will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus RX 350L is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Lexus RX 350L takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350.

Handling
The Lexus RX 350L has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Lexus RX 350L has a little more horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Lexus RX 350L doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350.

Utility
The Lexus RX 350L has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350, making the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers.