Lexus RX Hybrid vs Mercedes-Benz GLE

2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
$49,400MSRP
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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
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2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
$49,400MSRP
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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
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MSRP

$49,400

MSRP

$62,650

Average price

$35,516

Average price

$48,474

Listings

3114

Listings

9623
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.5 out of 10

Expert reviews

8.0 out of 10
Pros
  • RX 350h trims are fuel efficient
  • RX 500h trims are fun to drive
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • RX 500h delivers poor fuel economy
  • Not much cargo space
  • Poor head-up display integration
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Impressive electric range
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian handling
  • Advanced safety features are not standard

Reviews Summary

During the past three years, the RX 450h hybrid has accounted for an average of 15.4% of all Lexus RX sales in the U.S. Now, a redesigned 2023 Lexus RX is set to go on sale by the end of 2022, and the automaker will offer three hybrid models: the RX 350h, RX 450h+, and the RX 500h F Sport Performance. Based on time spent driving two of these three new 2023 Lexus RX Hybrid models, we expect them to at least double, if not triple, the previous-generation RX 450h’s share of sales. As long as the price is right, of course.

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Reviews Summary

This midsize Mercedes SUV gets a facelift for 2024 that includes an upgraded interior and infotainment system as well as some new styling cues. Mercedes’ 4matic all-wheel drive system is standard across the lineup, as is seating for five, though a small third row is an option. Models include the GLE 350, GLE 450, and GLE 580, all with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. Also on tap are the AMG GLE 53 and AMG GLE 63 S. However, new for this year, and the primary tester for this review, is the GLE 450e with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Verdict: A new plug-in hybrid powertrain helps the GLE hit a sweet spot between performance and efficiency. Elsewhere, this is classic Mercedes: big and beautiful with plenty of luxury touches and great space. These aren’t inexpensive SUVs, but then again, Mercedes is one of the principal faces of the pricey luxury market.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.5L 246 hp I4 Hybrid

Engine

2.0L 255 hp I4

Drive Train

AWD

Drive Train

AWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

7

Horsepower

246 hp @ 6000 rpm

Horsepower

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

MPG City

37

MPG City

20

MPG Highway

34

MPG Highway

27
2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
$49,400MSRP
Overview
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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
$49,400MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
Overview
Overview
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Overview
MSRP
$49,400
$62,650
Average price
$35,516
$48,474
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.5
4.7
Expert reviews

7.5 out of 10

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8.0 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • RX 350h trims are fuel efficient
  • RX 500h trims are fun to drive
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • RX 500h delivers poor fuel economy
  • Not much cargo space
  • Poor head-up display integration
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Impressive electric range
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian handling
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
Summary

During the past three years, the RX 450h hybrid has accounted for an average of 15.4% of all Lexus RX sales in the U.S. Now, a redesigned 2023 Lexus RX is set to go on sale by the end of 2022, and the automaker will offer three hybrid models: the RX 350h, RX 450h+, and the RX 500h F Sport Performance. Based on time spent driving two of these three new 2023 Lexus RX Hybrid models, we expect them to at least double, if not triple, the previous-generation RX 450h’s share of sales. As long as the price is right, of course.

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This midsize Mercedes SUV gets a facelift for 2024 that includes an upgraded interior and infotainment system as well as some new styling cues. Mercedes’ 4matic all-wheel drive system is standard across the lineup, as is seating for five, though a small third row is an option. Models include the GLE 350, GLE 450, and GLE 580, all with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. Also on tap are the AMG GLE 53 and AMG GLE 63 S. However, new for this year, and the primary tester for this review, is the GLE 450e with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Verdict: A new plug-in hybrid powertrain helps the GLE hit a sweet spot between performance and efficiency. Elsewhere, this is classic Mercedes: big and beautiful with plenty of luxury touches and great space. These aren’t inexpensive SUVs, but then again, Mercedes is one of the principal faces of the pricey luxury market.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.5L 246 hp I4 Hybrid
2.0L 255 hp I4
Drive Train
AWD
AWD
Seating Capacity
5
7
Horsepower
246 hp @ 6000 rpm
255 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG City
37
20
MPG Highway
34
27
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