Are you looking for a midsize SUV that will add luxury, style and class to your neighborhood carpool? A fun-to-drive and affordable option in the class, the 2021 Lexus RX is a fan favorite at Earnhardt Lexus. Find out how the Lexus RX stacks up against a top-tier German-made competitor in this 2021 Lexus RX vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE comparison.
2021 Lexus RX
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE
|295-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6
||Base Engine||255-Horsepower 2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4
|5 - 7 Passengers||Passenger Space||5 - 7 Passengers|
The Lexus RX is a versatile option in the midsize SUV class and proves to be a strong competitor in this 2021 Lexus RX vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE comparison. Lexus RX 350 and Lexus RX 450h trim levels promote comfort and luxury with room for five passengers and 16 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. Families who need more passenger space can add optional third-row seating to increase the passenger capacity to seven.
Power in the 2021 Lexus RX is derived from a pair of energetic powertrains. Lexus RX 350 variants employ a power-packed 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine that is married to an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters to make 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with front-wheel drive. The Lexus RX 450h Hybrid employs a 308-horsepower 3.5-liter Lexus Hybrid Drive that will earn 31 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Intelligent all-wheel drive is available with both powertrains. Mercedes-Benz GLE models are available with a standard 255-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 and a 4.0-liter Biturbo V-8.
Armed with an affordable price tag and an impressive list of standard features, the 2021 Lexus RX provides value at every turn. A suite of Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 technology comes standard to help protect you and your most precious cargo. Infotainment is provided by a standard 8-inch Lexus Enform touchscreen infotainment system with instant access to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa smartphone capabilities. Are you looking for an upgrade? The Lexus RX will deliver with available features that include a 12.3-inch Lexus Enform touchscreen display, a color Head-Up Display, a 15-speaker Mark Levinson® stereo system, Lexus Triple-Beam LED Headlights, a power moonroof, Matte Bamboo interior trim and premium semi-aniline leather upholstery.
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