|2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350||VS||2016 Lexus RX350 F Sport|
|3.5-Liter V6||Engine||3.5-Liter V6|
On the topic of luxury vehicles, two of the most common names to appear at the top of the list are Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. From compact cars to full-size SUVs, both brands have made a name for themselves through unmatched reliability and premium quality, offering the latest in automotive technology and style across the board. Two SUVs in particular that stand out as two of the most popular competitions between the Lexus and Mercedes-Benz brands is the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 vs 2016 Lexus RX350. Both are great, but which one reigns supreme over the other?
The Lexus RX has been a huge success since it was introduced to the American market almost twenty years ago. This experience can be considered both an advantage and a disadvantage over the GLE350, depending on how you look at it. The GLE is brand new to the Mercedes-Benz name starting as the 2016 model. Because it is brand new, it may not have the integrity and consistency that the drivers have grown to love about the RX. On the other hand, its fresh design and style were designed specifically for drivers in the year 2016. When the RX was created in 1998, it may have been the perfect SUV, but for 2016, drivers need more from their cars.
At first glance, the difference in MSRP draws your attention to the inexpensive Lexus RX350. However, after looking at some numbers and taking a test drive in both vehicles, you will find exactly why the GLE35o comes with a higher price tag. The GLE features more power, more comfort, and a world of safety features that Lexus has yet to perfect. The Lexus Safety System features many safety features that make the RX an incredibly safe SUV, but the Mercedes-Benz comes with such advanced technologies as ATTENTION ASSIST, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist. These technologies are typically reserved for premium tier vehicles, which is where Mercedes-Benz developed the technology and worked hard to offer it with the affordable GLE-Class. If you would like to learn more about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class vs 2016 Lexus RX350 comparison, contact us or stop by Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale today.