2022 Lexus RX 450h vs. 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 | NewCars.com

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2022 Lexus RX 450h vs. 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 Review

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2022 Lexus
RX 450h

MSRP*: $48,720 to $54,520
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2022 Mercedes-Benz
GLE 350

MSRP*: $56,150 to $58,650
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MPG - City 31 MPG 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 32.6 ft3 Info not available
Engine
  • 308-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 255-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 308 hp 255 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 5,950 - 7,700 lbs
Exterior Length 192.5 in 194.3 in
Exterior Width 74.6 in 76.7 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 40.9 in
Head Room Front 39.4 in
Rear 38.2 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 450h, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus RX 450h will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than 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 450h, 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 450h will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus RX 450h 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 450h takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350.

Handling
The Lexus RX 450h 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
In terms of towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 is clearly the choice over the Lexus RX 450h for pulling heavy loads. The Lexus RX 450h has a little more horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Lexus RX 450h doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350.

Utility
The Lexus RX 450h 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.