Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Durham

Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

Lexus RX 350

Lexus RX

Compare the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class to the Lexus RX in Durham, NC

Can the Lexus RX Stand Up to the Impressive Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class?

We're not sure it can. But if you're in the market for a new luxury SUV, the decision is really up to you. All we can do is help you along the way here at Mercedes-Benz of Durham. So, we took a hard look at a few of the main factors that could influence a driver's preference between two comparable brands, and pitted them head-to-head in competition. Take a look to see whether the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class or the Lexus RX might be right for you.

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Compare Design

Though the Lexus RX and the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class embrace fairly different designs, the latter aligns more with the essence of what makes a luxury SUV more than just another vehicle. The Lexus RX appears simple and forgettable.

  • The driver-focused interior of the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class offers more standard and available features than the Lexus RX, like front dual power headrests, driver power lumbar support for comfort on long drives, and power sunshade.
  • The rugged, lifted design of the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class means that your AWD isn't just for show. The Lexus RX and it's rather dainty ground clearance? We're not so sure.

Mercedes-Benz GLK Interior

Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Interior

Lexus RX Interior

Lexus RX Interior

Compare Efficiency

We?re all doing our part to keep our world beautiful and healthy. But with more fuel-efficient options, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is making it a bit more easy, and a lot more fun.

  • Though both SUVs offer a similar engine, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class alone offers a clean diesel engine option with innovative BlueTEC technology.
  • The Lexus RX boasts a combined mpg of about 22 miles to the gallon--very near to the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class' 23 combined mpg. However, the clean diesel BlueTEC engine offers up to 33 mpg on the highway, with a combined average of almost 29 mpg.

Compare Performance

With dual engine options and a powerful new design, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class brings a whole new level of performance into the luxury SUV world. The Lexus RX remains largely within the realm of average.

  • With direct injection and ECO Start/Stop, the 3.5L V6 engine in the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class offers 302 hp and 273 lb.-ft. of torque to deliver a more powerful performance than the 270-hp/248 lb.-ft. Lexus RX. The available BlueTEC clean diesel engine offers a staggering 369 lb.-ft. of torque for optimal power.
  • 4MATIC all-wheel-drive technology is easily available on the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class to ensure a confident and capable drive no matter where the road takes you. AWD is offered on the Lexus RX on higher, more expensive models.

See If the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Holds Up to Your Standards

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The competitive comparison above highlights just a few of the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class' superior features. If you want to know more, contact us or stop by in person to learn more about this stylish SUV's modern technology, driver-assist systems, and extensive comfort options. We'll help you compare this SUV to its competition, or to other vehicles in the new Mercedes-Benz lineup so you can be sure that you're getting the best fit for you in Durham, Chapel Hill, Morrisville, and Hillsborough, NC.

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