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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class vs 2015 Lexus RX

When you are looking for a luxury SUV, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus are two that come to mind immediately. Both the GLK and the RX offer similar features and amenities but the GLK is actually a better investment for the every day driver. The two vehicles look very similar from the outside, and even the inside, but when you compare them side by side, it is easy to see where the GLK pulls ahead.

At first glance, you might think you are looking at a mirror image of the same car. Under a magnifying glass, you can pick out many subtle differences but for all purposes, they are the same vehicle on the outside. On the inside, you will find many of the same features across both models such as upscale leather seats, advanced driving modes, and an engaging infotainment screen. Even under the hood, you will find the same size engine, but this is where things get interesting.

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class vs 2015 Lexus RX

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 Sedan


2015 Lexus RX350 SUV




3.5L V6


3.5L V6

302 HP


270 HP

273 lb-ft


248 lb-ft

AMG Roots

For whatever reason, Mercedes-Benz is able to make better engines than any other manufacturer in the world. The Lexus RX350 and the Mercedes-Benz GLK350 have the exact same naturally aspirated engine, yet the Mercedes-Benz produces 30 more horsepower and 25 more lb-ft of torque. How is this possible? Part of the success of the Mercedes-Benz engine can be attributed to the Mercedes-Benz sub-brand Mercedes-AMG. The GLK350 is not an AMG model, but it borrows many technologies and tricks that can be attributed to ample power, long life expectancy, and an engaging driving experience.

If you have any questions about the Mercedes-Benz GLK or this comparison, come to Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead today to see for yourself why the GLK is the superior automobile. We give test drives every day of the week and we have the best selection of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the area!

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class interior front seats
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class steering wheel and dashboard
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class rear seats
2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class exterior front side