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The Mercedes-Benz GLE Delivers a Better Experience Behind the Wheel Than the Luxury SUV Competition

Few categories of vehicles let you take to the road with as much glee and grace as the luxury SUV class, which has options for parents, commuters, and all other types of drivers. These models have stunning exteriors, a cabin that is cozy with conveniently located amenities, impeccable engineering, and the newest automotive features on the market, but among the options, there are several that blend these qualities better than others.

Below, car shoppers from Salisbury to Wilkesboro to Mount Airy, NC and beyond will find a variety of ways that the Mercedes-Benz GLE luxury SUV delivers a more exquisite driving experience than competitors like the Audi Q7 and Lexus RX. If you're looking to purchase a model from this class, it can't hurt to look through our findings, and contact Mercedes-Benz of Winston-Salem if you like what you see!


The Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. The Audi Q7

  • The Mercedes-Benz GLE proves that SUVs don't have to be boring as its standard engine comes with 50 more horsepower than the Audi Q7, which means that drivers around Clemmons with trailers to tow can hitch on heavier loads to the base model of the Mercedes-Benz GLE.
  • Looking for more efficiency with your power? The Mercedes-Benz GLE offers a plug-in hybrid engine that not only is the most efficient engine that either model offers, but also has more horsepower, torque, and a faster 0-60 time than any of the other engines.
  • Despite being the shorter of the two, which makes it capable of tighter turns and superior handling, the Mercedes-Benz GLE has the more spacious cabin of the two with a max cargo carrying capability of 80.3 cubic feet while the Audi Q7 tops out at 71.6 cubic feet. If you're consistently loading gear into your car, the Mercedes-Benz GLE may reduce the number of trips you have to make.
  • While these models share a variety of available safety features, like pre-collision braking and blind spot monitoring, the Mercedes-Benz GLE has several features, like crosswind assist and active headlights, that the Audi Q7 doesn't. Another thing they don't share? A 2018 Top Safety Pick+ honor from the IIHS, which the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE earned.

The Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. The Lexus RX 350

  • The Mercedes-Benz GLE is again the shorter of the two, although it is taller, so passengers don't have to bend down as much to get in. Even with a shorter length, it has much more cargo space with the rear seats down, 80.3 vs. 56.3 cubic feet in the Lexus RX 350, and more shoulder and hip room for each row, so Lexington, NC passengers aren't rubbing elbows.
  • Both models offer a gas engine and a plug-in hybrid engine, but when comparing the similar engines, those of the Mercedes-Benz GLE have a faster 0-60 time thanks to their advantages in horsepower and torque. Plus, the Mercedes-Benz GLE comes with a dual-clutch transmission that is always ready for the next gear no matter how rapidly you're accelerating.
  • Several optional cabin amenities of the Mercedes-Benz GLE make it feel like you're not even driving because of how they cater to everything you could ever want. These include seats with a massage function and heated/cooled cupholders to keep your refreshments at the right temp. The Lexus RX isn't available with these features.
  • From side-mirror logo projectors, for helping you get to your car, to a rear-seat entertainment system, for keeping those in the rear pacified with movies, to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, for less hassle and safer use of your smartphone, the Mercedes-Benz GLE has smarter tech than the Lexus RX offers.



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Hopefully this eased some of your car-shopping anxiety, and if you want a more personal run through of everything the Mercedes-Benz GLE offers, come to our Winston-Salem showroom to see how it suits you!