2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2017 Lexus RX350 | Model Comparison
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2017 Lexus RX350
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The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 is a luxurious SUV that boasts premium features. The Lexus RX350 is a lavish crossover SUV that also offers high-end amenities. Equipped with the 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission system and 4MATIC All-Wheel Drive, the GLE 350 offers superior handling. This Mercedes-Benz also has industry-leading safety technology such as the PRESAFE, ATTENTION ASSIST and Active Brake Assist.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 runs on a 3.5 L V6 engine that’s capable of generating up to 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The Lexus RX350 has a similar six-cylinder engine that has a peak output of 295 hp. Featuring seven gear combinations, the 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission system highlights the versatile powertrain of this Mercedes-Benz SUV. This patented transmission system comes with the Adaptive Logic technology that gradually learns your unique driving habits. The RX350’s eight-speed Electronically Controlled Transmission (ECT) is simply not as dynamic or responsive as the 7G-TRONIC system. When equipped with the Agility Control suspension system, the GLE 350 offers a smooth ride regardless of the terrain it encounters. Although it’s quite sophisticated, the RX350’s F-Sport suspension system still can’t beat the Agility Control technology. This Mercedes-Benz is also available with the 4MATIC All-Wheel Drive, which matches the capabilities of the RX350’s Active Torque Control All-Wheel Drive. As expected, both of these AWD systems offer excellent traction even on unpaved surfaces like rocks and mud. With some input from the Active Curve System, the GLE 350 can easily navigate curved roads and tight corners.
The Mercedes-Benz GLE 350’s ATTENTION ASSIST monitors several parameters to detect the possibility of unsafe driving. This signature technology will alert you if you make hazardous moves that can lead to accidents. If a front crash is imminent, then the Active Brake Assist will automatically apply the brakes. Some other accident-avoidance systems in this car include the Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keep Assist, which lower the risk of lateral collisions. When a rollover is likely to occur, the PRESAFE will make several adjustments to mitigate injuries to the occupants. In fact, the seat belts in this Mercedes-Benz SUV come with the advanced Emergency Tensioning Devices that automatically adjust according to deceleration. Parking this vehicle is simplified with some real-time guidance from the Surround View System, which generates aerial views along with a 180-degree view of the rearward path. Another sophisticated safety feature in the GLE 350 is the Magic Vision Control, which keeps the windshield wipers operating properly even in heavy rain.
The 8-inch COMAND infotainment system is available in the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350. This signature unit includes a GPS navigation system that shows 3-D maps and terrains. You can also access the mbrace suite to use other helpful applications for road guidance. The HD Radio receiver can also help you avoid traffic and find the best routes to a given destination. This Mercedes-Benz delivers great entertainment through the 13-speaker *harmon/kardon sound system or 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system. Both of these signature sound systems are connected to SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Additionally, you can install dual LCD monitors with DVD compatibility to keep the rear passengers entertained.
Call us to schedule your test drive in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350. At our dealership, you can fairly compare this luxurious SUV with the 2017 Lexus RX350.