2020 Lexus RX vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Are you in search of a luxurious and family-friendly midsize SUV? With a foundation built on performance, luxury, innovation and elegant style, the 2020 Lexus RX will check all the boxes at Earnhardt Lexus. Find out why the Lexus RX is the right choice for you and your family in the Phoenix area with this 2020 Lexus RX vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE comparison that pits the Lexus RX against a premier luxury competitor. 

Have you fallen in love with the Lexus brand? The 2020 Lexus RX can be tailored to meet your specifications with four standard grades – RX 350, RX 350 F Sport, RX 450h and RX 450h F Sport – that will start at $44,150. Families who need extra room can opt for seven-passenger RX 350L and RX 450hL variants that will start at $46,800. No matter which Lexus RX variant you choose, you will find a more affordable price tag than Mercedes-Benz GLE counterparts. 

2020 Lexus RX


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

$44,150 Base MSRP $54,250
295-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6  Standard Engine 255-Horsepower 2.0-Liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder 
5 - 7 Passengers Passenger Space 5 - 7 Passengers
Yes Available Hybrid No


Differences Between the 2020 Lexus RX and 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

A fan favorite in the midsize luxury SUV class, the Lexus RX will stand out in this 2020 Lexus RX vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE comparison. Lexus RX entries make room for five passengers in standard formats with 18.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats that will convert to 58.5 cubic feet with the rear seats laid flat. The Lexus RXL will add a third row to make room for seven passengers.

A more affordable price tag than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 and an impressive list of features make the Lexus RX 350 an incredible value at every turn. Lexus RX 350 editions are equipped with Lexus NuLuxe® interior, dual-zone automatic climate control, Adaptive Cruise Control, a nine-speaker sound system, a power liftgate, Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 and an 8-inch Lexus Enform touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa and Android Auto.

Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 will add a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Intelligent High Beams, Road Sign Assist and Lane Tracing Assist. Upgrades to the Lexus RX spec sheet will vary by the trim level you choose and will include a 12.3-inch Lexus Enform touchscreen display, a Panoramic View Monitor, premium semi-aniline leather upholstery, a full-color Head-Up Display, a Panoramic Glass Roof, wood interior trim and more.

Under the hood, the entry-level 2020 Lexus RX 350 will provide Phoenix-area drivers with an impressive level of performance with a 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine. Married to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the front-wheel drive Lexus RX 350 will earn 27 mpg on the highway. Available Lexus Active Torque Control AWD will upgrade performance. Lexus RX engine upgrades include the Lexus RX 450h hybrid system that pairs a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with a pair of electric motors to make 308 horsepower and 30 mpg combined. Mercedes-Benz GLE entries counter with a base 255-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 362-horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 with EQ Boost. 

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