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Lexus RX 450h vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE

In comparing the Lexus RX 450h to the Mercedes-Benz GLE, the Lexus RX 450h has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, fuel efficiency, overall quality score and base engine power. The Mercedes-Benz GLE has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. Based on this comparison of the Lexus RX 450h versus the Mercedes-Benz GLE, the Lexus RX 450h is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz GLE.

Lexus RX 450h versus Mercedes-Benz GLE Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Lexus RX 450h ranges from $41,940 to $53,715 while a used Mercedes-Benz GLE from the same model year range is priced between $38,975 to $83,911. For a new model, the Lexus RX 450h's price is between $54,511 and $65,981, with the Mercedes-Benz GLE priced between $62,617 and $112,494.

Lexus RX 450h versus Mercedes-Benz GLE Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lexus RX 450h is 9.3 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz GLE's quality rating is 8.0 out of 10. This results in the Lexus RX 450h being ranked 1 out of 17 Best Luxury Hybrid SUVs and the Mercedes-Benz GLE being ranked 10 out of 21 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Lexus RX 450h’s base engine makes 308 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz GLE base engine makes 255 horsepower. The RX 450h is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 482 miles. The GLE is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 563 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Lexus RX 450h has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Mercedes-Benz GLE has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Mercedes-Benz GLE has higher safety ratings than the Lexus RX 450h, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.70 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Mercedes-Benz GLE has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2022 Lexus RX 450h

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$54,511 - $65,981

Used Asking Price:

$41,940 - $53,715

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.3%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$62,617 - $112,494

Used Asking Price:

$38,975 - $83,911

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.4%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.3 / 10

Reliability:

9.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.9 / 10

Safety:

9.4 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

5.8 / 10

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 17
1 / 17

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 21
16 / 21
17 / 67
31 / 67

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Base, F SPORT, F SPORT Handling

Trim Levels

GLE 350, GLE 350 4MATIC, GLE 450 4MATIC, AMG GLE 53, GLE 580 4MATIC, AMG GLE 63 S

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.70 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

308 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.065 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

273 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.055 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

31 / 28 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

533 / 482 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 25 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

450 / 563 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.6 inches

Cargo Space:

16 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

32.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

114.1 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.3 inches

Cargo Space:

33.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

74.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4740 lbs

Width:

74.6 inches

Height:

67.7 inches

Length:

192.5 inches

Wheelbase:

109.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4608 lbs

Width:

84.9 inches

Height:

70.7 inches

Length:

194.3 inches

Wheelbase:

117.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/65R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

255/50R19