2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2021 Lexus GX

2021 Lexus GX
2021 Lexus GX
$53,450MSRP
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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$56,150MSRP
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2021 Lexus GX
$53,450MSRP
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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$56,150MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$53,450

MSRP

$56,150

Average price

$44,987

Average price

$55,469

Listings

528

Listings

823
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

5.3 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Premium interior materials
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Poor handling
  • Outdated technology
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • Potentially polarizing design
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
  • Poor value for money

2021 Lexus GX Reviews Summary

Most modern SUVs are really car-based crossovers—lifted station wagons, or minivans without the sliding doors. That’s not the case with the 2021 Lexus GX 460.

Like the mythical Loch Ness Monster, the GX is a creature that time forgot. It’s one of the last SUVs with truck-like body-on-frame construction and true off-road capability. That’s because the GX is actually a rebadged Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (a smaller version of the iconic Toyota Land Cruiser not sold in the United States), and is related to the Toyota 4Runner. It’s also genuinely old: the current generation dates back to the 2010 model year, and Lexus has kept it in production with some updates of styling and tech over the years.

That makes the GX a fairly odd proposition on the new-car market. It has the off-road capability, not as a lifestyle statement, but because that’s what was still expected of SUVs when it was launched. The GX sits between the RX and LX in Lexus’ lineup but has little direct competition. Its only real rival is the much newer Land Rover Discovery.

For the 2021 model year, the GX gets some minor updates, including a new Premium Plus Package, and acoustic front side glass. Lexus continues to offer only the GX 460 model, with a single powertrain option, standard four-wheel drive (4WD), and three trim levels: base, Premium, and Luxury. Our test car was the midlevel Premium version.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE Reviews Summary

Once ridiculed and now increasing in popularity at an alarming rate, the SUV coupe, a vehicle type originated by BMW and copied by others to varying degrees of success, is taking over the gated suburban enclaves of America. From Acura (remember the ZDX?) to Volvo (C40 Recharge coming right up), automakers are trying the concept on for size, and it doesn’t always fit. However, the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe, a low-roofed version of the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV, is one recipe that works.
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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

4.6L 301 hp V8

Engine

2.0L 255 hp I4

Drive Train

AWD

Drive Train

RWD

Seating Capacity

7

Seating Capacity

7

Horsepower

301 hp @ 5500 rpm

Horsepower

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

MPG City

15

MPG City

19

MPG Highway

19

MPG Highway

27
2021 Lexus GX
2021 Lexus GX
$53,450MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$56,150MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2021 Lexus GX
$53,450MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$56,150MSRP
Overview
Overview
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Overview
MSRP
$53,450
$56,150
Average price
$44,987
$55,469
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.6
4.9
Expert reviews

5.3 out of 10

Read full review

7.7 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Premium interior materials
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Poor handling
  • Outdated technology
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • Potentially polarizing design
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
  • Poor value for money
Summary

Most modern SUVs are really car-based crossovers—lifted station wagons, or minivans without the sliding doors. That’s not the case with the 2021 Lexus GX 460.

Like the mythical Loch Ness Monster, the GX is a creature that time forgot. It’s one of the last SUVs with truck-like body-on-frame construction and true off-road capability. That’s because the GX is actually a rebadged Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (a smaller version of the iconic Toyota Land Cruiser not sold in the United States), and is related to the Toyota 4Runner. It’s also genuinely old: the current generation dates back to the 2010 model year, and Lexus has kept it in production with some updates of styling and tech over the years.

That makes the GX a fairly odd proposition on the new-car market. It has the off-road capability, not as a lifestyle statement, but because that’s what was still expected of SUVs when it was launched. The GX sits between the RX and LX in Lexus’ lineup but has little direct competition. Its only real rival is the much newer Land Rover Discovery.

For the 2021 model year, the GX gets some minor updates, including a new Premium Plus Package, and acoustic front side glass. Lexus continues to offer only the GX 460 model, with a single powertrain option, standard four-wheel drive (4WD), and three trim levels: base, Premium, and Luxury. Our test car was the midlevel Premium version.

Once ridiculed and now increasing in popularity at an alarming rate, the SUV coupe, a vehicle type originated by BMW and copied by others to varying degrees of success, is taking over the gated suburban enclaves of America. From Acura (remember the ZDX?) to Volvo (C40 Recharge coming right up), automakers are trying the concept on for size, and it doesn’t always fit. However, the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe, a low-roofed version of the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV, is one recipe that works.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
4.6L 301 hp V8
2.0L 255 hp I4
Drive Train
AWD
RWD
Seating Capacity
7
7
Horsepower
301 hp @ 5500 rpm
255 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG City
15
19
MPG Highway
19
27
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