Compare Lexus LX vs. Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

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2013 Lexus LX 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
2013 Lexus LX 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
4WD 4dr
  • 4WD 4dr
  • GL350 BlueTEC SUV
  • GL450 SUV
  • GL550 SUV


MSRP $81,530 $62,400  
Invoice $75,007 $58,032
Avg. Paid $66,547 $60,507

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 7.6  
Critics' Rating 8.4 8.7
Performance 8.0 8.2
Interior 8.0 8.1
Cost to Own 6.3 6.3
Safety N/A N/A
Reliability 5.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

  • Composed handling
  • Excellent off-road traction
  • Intuitive infotainment system
  • Composed ride and handling
  • Great fuel economy in diesel model
  • Quiet, attractive cabin
  • Below-average cargo space
  • Low fuel economy
  • Base engine lags at low speeds

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V8 5.7L/346 Turbocharged Diesel V6 3.0L/182
MPG 12 City / 17 Hwy 19 City / 26 Hwy



Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility  


Wheelbase(in) 112.2 121.1  
Length, Overall (in) 197.0 201.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.6 84.3
Height, Overall (in) 75.6 72.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Privacy Glass Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard  
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard
Running Boards Standard Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5467  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional


Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard Optional  


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard Optional
Luggage Rack Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 8 7  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 143.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 41.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.0 58.5
Front Hip Room (in) 58.8 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 40.0
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.4 58.3
Second Hip Room (in) 58.5 - TBD -
Third Leg Room (in) 28.3 35.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 83.1 93.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 41.0 49.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 15.5 16.0


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard  
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard Optional  
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard


Leather Seats Standard Optional  
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard
Heated Rear Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard  
Four Wheel Drive Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Displacement 5.7L/346 3.0L/182
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 383 @ 5600 240 @ 3600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 403 @ 3600 455 @ 1600-2400
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 38.7 40.7


Diesel Fuel Standard  
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 17 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 24.6 26.4


Active Suspension System Standard Optional  
Air Suspension Standard Standard
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Air Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Air Springs
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Four-Link


Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.