2020 LEXUS LX 570 VS. 2020 MERCEDES BENZ GLS 450
Performance

How each SUV performs will be a big factor when making your choice about which vehicle comes out on top. The Mercedes Benz proves itself as worthy competition. Here's a quick look at how the two SUVs stack up against each other.

 2020 LEXUS LX 5702020 MB GLS 450 
Engine5.7 Liter V-83.0 Liter Turbocharged V-6
Horsepower383 @ 5,600 RPM362 @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 403 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM 369 @ 1,600 
DrivetrainFull-time 4 Wheel Drive All-wheel drive (4MATIC) 
Turning Circle38.7 feet 39.4 feet 

From a performance perspective, cars like these two have impressive inclusions, but the larger engine is a huge plus for the LX 570. The 5.7-liter V-8 engine of the 2020 Lexus LX 570 produces 383 horsepower and 403 pound feet of torque. That's 21 additional horsepower and 34 more pound feet of torque than the smaller, turbocharged six cylinder engine of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Value and Savings Over Time

Lexus has been highly regarded as a brand that holds its value over time, and that tradition continues with the 2020 Lexus LX 570. In fact, it is projected to hold its value by more than $10,000 over the next 5 years. On top of that, the Lexus is considerably cheaper in the maintenance department as well. With less depreciation and substantial savings in maintenance and repairs, the 2020 LX's reliability delivers savings with a better 5 year estimated cost of ownership compared to the 2020 GLS 450. The projections by Edmunds.com, estimate that the 2020 Lexus LX 570 will cost you approximately $15,000 less than the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 over that 5 year span. That sounds like a deal that can't be beat. 

Safety and Security

Available safety features are at the top of everyone's mind. But it seems that they take more of a priority in the mind of Lexus engineers than those of Mercedes-Benz's engineers. While the 2020 LX 570 and the 2020 GLS 450 have a number of safety features in common, the LX seems to have few more crucial features that come standard at no extra cost to you. When comparing the two makes and models head-to-head, it starts to become clear where one model pulls out ahead.

  2020 LEXUS LX 5702020 MB GLS 450
Forward Collision WarningStandard    Standard
Automatic Emergency BrakingStandardStandard
Pedestrian DetectionStandardStandard
Lane Departure WarningStandardStandard 
Adaptive Cruise ControlStandardOptional
 Airbags10 
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert Standard Available 

The 2020 Lexus LX 570 comes standard with the Lexus Safety System+, an impressive suite of standard safety features like Pedestrian Detection and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Mercedes-Benz requires you to purchase those features in a rather expensive package in order to match the LX 570. So when it comes to safety and security, it seems clear that the 2020 Lexus LX 570 edges out the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Comfort

Comfort for the driver and their passengers is of paramount importance to any car maker. When it comes to the 2020 Lexus LX 570 and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 that standard remains true for both. However, when you take a closer look at the two models, it becomes more clear that the 2020 LX 570 edges out the 2020 GLS 450 once again.

  • More Legroom: The 2020 LX 570 provides more legroom for the driver and front passenger, making those long road trips or simple trips to the grocery store and around town that much more comfortable. 
  • More Shoulder Room: We understand that shoulder room might not be the first thing you think of or consider when deciding on a new vehicle. However, it does make a considerable difference in the comfort you experience in your vehicle. The 2020 Lexus LX 570 edges out the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 in this department as well by providing more shoulder room for the driver, front passenger and the middle row passengers.
Off-Road Performance

While both the Lexus LX 570 and Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 are luxury vehicles, at their core, they are still sports utility vehicles. When looking at the two, it seems the Lexus engineers kept that core in mind when designing the 2020 LX 570.
The 2020 LX 570 features a robust ladder frame, standard full time four wheel drive system with two speed transfer case, and lockable TORSEN limited slip center differential, Crawl Control with Turn Assist and Active Height Control. We understand if that sounds like a lot. What can we say? We value performance. Anyways, to put it simply, it all works together to offer greater wheel articulation and control to better accommodate rough conditions. By comparison, the 2020 GLS 450 features a lighter-duty unibody frame and all wheel drive system, and Crawl Control and Active Height Control are nowhere to found on the order sheet.
While you may not be looking to take your vehicle off road anytime soon, these features offer value on the street as well. Increased off road abilities translate to better on road performance during rainy conditions. When it comes to the 2020 LX 570, you can drive with peace of mind knowing that your vehicle is prepared for any conditions that your journey may throw at you.

 

Urban Mobility

As you just read, the 2020 Lexus LX 570 clearly outshines the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 off road. We believe the LX also outshines the GLS 450 in an urban environment as well. With a turning circle of 38.7 feet, the LX has an advantage over the GLS's 39.4 feet - making it easier to park and maneuver in smaller spaces.

Warranty

When it comes to standard warranties, Lexus offers some of the best in the industry for both new and certified pre-owned vehicles. When it comes to the new 2020 Lexus LX 570 and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, Lexus outshines the competition once again. The LX 570 comes standard with a six year 70,000 mile powertrain warranty for the engine and driveline, while the GLS has a shorter, four year or 50,000 mile powertrain warranty.

 

Overall

After taking all of these things into account, it's clear that the 2020 LX 570 outshines the 2020 GLS 450. When you're looking for space, elegance, and capability accompanied with a long-lasting warranty all in one gorgeous package, stop by Hennessy Lexus Gwinnett to get behind the wheel of a 2020 Lexus LX 570. Our staff is ready to answer your questions and find you a vehicle that perfectly fits your needs.