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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2017 Lexus GX

If you are looking for a full-size luxury SUV, you will be met with a variety of options to choose from. It can be difficult to tell which model is the right fit for your specific needs. It can help to compare similar models side-by-side. Today we’re going to do just that by comparing the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 and the 2017 Lexus GX 460. These vehicles might look similar, but they have many differences to discover.

The first major difference between these two vehicles is their fuel economy. The Mercedes-Benz GLS gets an estimated average of 19 city/22 highway mpg*, which is very impressive for a vehicle of this size. The Lexus GX isn’t as efficient. It only gets an estimated average of 15 city/18 highway mpg. If fuel economy is important to you, you might have to take a closer look at the GLS.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 VS 2017 Lexus GX 460
19 city/22 highway* MPG 15 city/18 highway
362 Horsepower 301
7 Seating Capacity 7
Available Adaptive Cruise Control Not Available


Test Drive the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS in Phoenix

Another major difference between these two vehicles is their performance capabilities. The Mercedes-Benz GLS produces 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. This helps the GLS have an available maximum towing capacity of 7,500 pounds. The Lexus GX, on the other hand, only offers 301 horsepower and 329 pound-feet of torque, and its maximum towing capacity is just 6,500 pounds. If you want a powerful three-row crossover, the GLS might be your perfect match.

If you are interested in learning more about the Mercedes-Benz GLS, call or visit Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead. We will be able to answer any further questions you might have. We can also help you schedule a test drive here in the Phoenix area. Come see what other drivers already love about this powerful and efficient full-size luxury SUV.

*EPA estimated 19 MPG city/22 MPG highway with 26.4-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS on a foggy morning
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS' center console
Rear seats of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS
Steering wheel of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS