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2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class vs 2017 Lexus LX

Full-size SUVs remain a favorite among American drivers, loved for their capability, versatility, and performance. Luxury SUVs take the love for SUVs to a new level with exquisite design, top-of-the-line features, and plenty of premium amenities. To highlight the original, classic Mercedes-Benz SUV, we put together a 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class vs 2017 Lexus LX model comparison.

The most striking difference between the SUVs is the price tag—but drivers in the market for a Mercedes-Benz will not find this surprising. The higher price tag indicates the G-Class has more to offer drivers in terms of features and amenities to enhance the driving experience. Both luxury SUVs sport a V8 engine—and even though the LX engine is bigger, the G-Class still generates significantly higher performance ratings. Both SUVs offer ample cargo room and a matched 7,000-pound towing capacity.

2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class VS 2017 Lexus LX
$122,400 Starting MSRP $89,880
4.0L V8 Engine Specs 5.7L V8
416 horsepower & 450 lb-ft torque Horsepower & Torque 383 horsepower & 403 lb-ft torque
Up to 75.1 cubic feet & 7,000 pounds Max Cargo & Towing Capacities Up to 83.1 cubit feet & 7,000 pounds


2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Technology Features

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class cabin is packed with advanced entertainment, driver-assist, and connectivity systems that work together seamlessly and intuitively. The sophisticated central controller and touch-screen color display puts a host of features within easy reach. Some available G-Class technology features include:

  • Standard mbrace® Connect for five years, offers in-vehicle apps, remote diagnostic tests, and remote functions
  • Bluetooth® with Audio Streaming
  • Rear Seat Entertainment
  • Rear View Camera
  • Distance Pilot DISCTRONIC® Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Parking Assist PARKTRONIC®
2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class' cabin
2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class parked in front of a modern building
2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class by a sunset
2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class in a garage