2017 Lexus LX vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class
If you have been considering a new luxury SUV to cruise the streets of Orlando, you have no dearth of options. After careful research and consideration, you have found yourself weighing two vehicles against one another in a battle to determine which will become your next big purchase: the 2017 Lexus LX and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 4MATIC. Both are handsome and beloved by critics and everyday people alike, and both provide abundant technology and luxury. Which one should you pick? Let’s survey the facts.
Interior & Design
The 2017 Lexus LX and Mercedes-Benz GLS450 4MATIC are both easy on the eyes; they feature clean bodylines, surprisingly sleek profiles, and bold and powerful faces, and they generally exude the sensation that its driver is a person of refined taste. But if you aim to go bigger, the Lexus LX has a definitive edge: its wider body allows it to easily seat an eighth passenger—the GLS450 4MATIC only seats up to seven—while still providing the LX with more front leg room (42.9 inches to 40.3 inches), more front and rear shoulder room (61 inches to 58.5 inches and 61.4 inches to 58.3 inches, respectively), and a full 15.3 cubic feet of extra interior volume (158.9 cubic feet to 143.6 cubic feet). This space can be capitalized on even further with an available Luxury Package, which adds heated and ventilated front- and second-row seats, four-zone climate control, and semi-aniline perforated leather-trimmed interior, all of which puts you firmly in the lap of luxury.
Technology & Safety
Tech-wise, the 2017 Lexus LX comes standard with numerous features that can only be had on the Mercedes-Benz GLS450 4MATIC if you are willing to pay extra. This includes navigation, voice-activated control, real-time traffic information, satellite radio, and an additional speaker. Perhaps the biggest advantage to purchasing the Lexus LX is its industry-first 12.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, which allows drivers to simultaneously access two vehicle functions at the same time, including climate controls, audio, Navigation System, and Lexus Enform App Suite. For rear-seat passengers, the LX is offered with an available dual-screen Rear-Seat Entertainment System that allows two video sources to be used at the same time. For an even more futuristic feel behind the wheel, the Lexus LX is also offered with a full-color Heads-Up Display, which can project information on your windshield for hassle-free reading.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 is offered with a 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine, which generates 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. If you demand more power than that, the 2017 Lexus LX comes standard with a 5.7-liter V8 which is even more muscular with its output of 383 horsepower and 403 lb-ft of torque. Those looking to take their driving experience off-road will thrill in the LX’s Multi-Terrain Select, which offers five distinct driving modes for five different landscapes: Rock, Rock & Dirt, Mogul, Loose Rock, and Mud & Sand. Features like Hill-Start Assist Control, Active Height Control, and Crawl Control only solidify the LX’s status as the Mercedes’ superior in terms of off-road performance. On-road, the Adaptive Variable Suspension allows the LX to constantly monitor and adjust to road conditions for better driving performance.
While Mercedes-Benz is no slouch by any measure, the 2017 Lexus LX takes the win in this battle of the behemoths. If you are ready to put yourself into a versatile, durable, and intelligent luxury SUV, check out our stock of 2017 Lexus LX SUVs, schedule a test drive, and stop in and visit our Orlando dealership today.
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