2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2018 Lexus GX 460

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2018 Lexus GX 460

You have everything going right for you. A good job, a happy family and a comfortable home. Something is missing, though. What could it be? Chances are it’s a bundle of luxury that exists only in a luxury vehicle. There are plenty of luxury automakers screaming for your attention, but few measure up to the elite level of Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. Take a look at how two popular SUV models compare as we size up the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2018 Lexus GX 460.

Power and performance are a couple of aspects that separate the luxury automakers from the average ones. Take these two for example. They have similar horsepower ratings, but here’s where the separation comes in: the 2018 GLE 350 beats out the 2018 GX 460 in fuel efficiency as well as towing capacity and transmission speeds. How else do they compare? Find out in the table below!

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350


2018 Lexus GX 460

$52,200 MSRP $52,155
18 city/23 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 15 city/18 hwy mpg
7-Speed Automatic Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
302 Horsepower 301
273 lb-ft Torque 329 lb-ft
7.5 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Available
FWD Drivetrain FWD
38.2 cubic ft Cargo Volume 11.6 cubic ft
9 Number of Airbags 8
7200 lbs Max Towing Capacity 6500 lbs
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Performance in the 2018 GLE 350

When adventure calls, the GLE 350 stands ready. While it comes out ahead of the GX 460 in fuel efficiency, it also has some other fun features that make it thrilling to get behind the wheel. Under the hood sits a 3.5L V6 engine delivering clean emissions and a rapid multispark ignition as well as Direct Injection. The 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission delivers smooth responses and seamless transitions between gear changes. If you want to completely take control, though, you can switch it to manual with the shift paddles for even more of an adrenaline rush. Customizing your ride is DYNAMIC SELECT, which offers five modes to choose from (Comfort, Sport, Slippery, Off-Road, and a customizable Individual mode). Also coming standard in the 2018 GLE 350 is the AGILITY CONTROL® suspension which is crafted specifically for high-performance driving. The system automatically adjusts shock absorbers as needed depending on what the road and driver demand. The unpredictable curves are no match for the AGILITY CONTROL® system, which ensures smooth handling when sharp turns are necessary.

The capabilities of luxury SUVs make them a coveted commodity. If you’re ready to get behind the wheel of the 2018 GLE 350, get in touch with the team here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis today! We have a variety of these SUVs to choose from, and we’ll set you up with a team member who will help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

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