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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2019 Lexus NX

A quick search of luxury crossovers will lead consumers to want a closer look at the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2019 Lexus NX. Both are well-appointed luxury vehicles, but which offers more options, performance features, and towing capability? Find out below!

Engines and Power

Compare the specs of the Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. Lexus NX and it becomes clear that the GLE crossover has extra power under the hood with these engine options:

  • 3.0L V6 biturbo engine which delivers 329 hp and 354 lb-ft torque
  • AMG®-enhanced 3.0L V6 biturbo engine that churns out 385 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque
  • Handcrafted  AMG® 5.5L V8 turbo which creates 550 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque
  • Handcrafted  AMG® 5.5L V8 turbo that manages 577 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque

Meanwhile, the Lexus NX contains a Turbo In-Line Engine which can only muster a mere 235 hp, nowhere near even the base GLE engine.


With the bevy of engine options and incredible torque, you might have guessed that the Mercedes-Benz GLE outperforms the Lexus NX in towing as well:

  • Mercedes-Benz GLE: Maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds
  • Lexus NX: Maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.

Performance Features

Both crossovers offer an Eco drive mode, but past that the Mercedes-Benz GLE continues to best the Lexus NX with the addition of performance enhancing standard features like:

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Find the Mercedes-Benz GLE at Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted Today

If the GLE has piqued your interest, you can explore it further at our North Olmsted showroom. We have a variety of available models to choose from and a finance team that can help you secure a competitive loan rate. You can also use our payment calculator to find a custom payment option that fits your needs. Interested in seeing how other Mercedes-Benz models handle the competition? Compare the CLA Coupe vs. Audi A3!

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