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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. 2020 Lexus RX | Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS

2020 Lexus RX

2020 Lexus RX

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. 2020 Lexus RX

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS is a perfect balance of luxurious styling and flexible cargo capacity. It is massive but not annoyingly bulky. In fact, it looks as stylish as any other Mercedes-Benz. This luxury hauler has new and better features for this model year and it is making everyone excited.

One of the most fashion-forward hybrid SUVs is the 2020 Lexus RX. The brand promises a retuned suspension and stiffer body for this year, maybe to make up for the predecessor’s poor driving experience.

Design & Style

From its taut muscles down to the 100% LED lighting, you can instantly recognize the luxurious profile of the new GLS. There are supple lines that were cleverly added to minimize the bulky stance. The rounded edges on the two-box silhouette softened the exterior, making it look clean but still formidable. The cabin looks as pleasant as the exterior with the big wood panels that can be customized to have either glossy, matte, or open pore finish.

The RX has bloomed into a stylish car from the laughable egg-shape it once had. Although it now has brash and adventurous design cues, some people may find it too exuberant. It will be such a visual shock for those who can still remember how it looks two decades ago.

Technology & Safety

As the brand is known to be on top of in-car technology, it is not surprising that the GLS has the new MBUX for infotainment. It is an innovative piece of technology that is powered by Artificial Intelligence. The voice-activated features remembers your habits and new phrases. What stands out the most is the navigation feature where augmented reality gives a clear picture or video of the actual turns.

There have been a lot of complaints for the previous RX models about its outdated infotainment. Thankfully, the brand listened and gave the new model its due upgrades. It now has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and more USB ports for everyone.


The GLS is meant to be a powerful hauler and it can deliver with its potent powertrain that is powered by a 362 hp engine and boosted up to 21 hp by the available EQ Boost electrification. Its versatile and responsive transmission is able to keep the cruise quiet.

While it may look great on the outside, the RX is not at all impressive on the road.

The Bottom Line

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS is a superior SUV in all aspects. It is able to give what the SUV crowd wants with its stylish exterior, bigger hauling capacity, and mighty performance. The 2020 Lexus RX, on the other hand, only looks good but failed in everything else, including its supposed to be better performance.

Ready to Schedule a 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Test Drive Today?

At Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown, we offer a wide variety of Mercedes-Benz models for you to choose from, including-g the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS and we are more than happy to arrange for a test drive so that you can experience the stellar features of this vehicle. Call us today to make an appointment or simply pay us a visit at our showroom today!


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630 Middle Country Road St. James, NY


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