2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2017 Lexus RX

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE and the 2017 Lexus RX are two of the top luxury models on the market but for very different reasons. Each model has its own strengths and weaknesses, making them better suited for certain lifestyles. The Lexus is ideal for strictly city driving with its efficient powertrain, while the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE is best suited for a wider variety of drivers due its convenience cargo options and advanced technologies.

Comparing the two models' capacities in the chart below, you can see the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE is larger, offers more for cargo capacity and towing is also provides a more powerful powertrain. The 2017 GLE also out-performs in terms of comfort, offering you standard heated front seats on the base model as well as a number of technologies for superior connectivity on the go.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE VS 2017 Lexus RX
80.3 cu.ft. Cargo Capacity   56.3 cu.ft. 
6600 lbs.  Towing Capacity  3500 lbs. 
Rear-Wheel Drive  Drive Configuration Front-Wheel Drive 
7.5 seconds  0-60 MPH 7.7 seconds 

T he 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Offers Superior Driving Dynamics

Another difference between the two luxury SUV models is the drivetrain of each. With the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE, drivers get a rear-wheel drive system while the Lexus RX is fit with a front-wheel drive system. The benefits of the Mercedes-Benz's RWD system include a more rugged design that can handle more abuse than a FWD vehicle can. RWD also provides better balance and handling. A RWD vehicle spread the weigh of its drivetrain evenly between the front and rear rather than placing all of the weight over the front wheels. This is typically why most sports cars are fit with RWD drivetrains, for superior handling and performance.

For more details regarding the features of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE lineup, contact our team today at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis. To experience the SUV's features for yourself, schedule a test drive with one of our inventory models over the phone or online at your convenience.

2017 GLE Iridium Silver Metallic
2017 GLE dash view
2017 GLE cargo capacity
2017 GLE leather interior

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