2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class vs 2017 Lexus LX

There are few vehicles on the market today that are designed to handle literally anything. Looking at the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class vs the 2017 Lexus LX compares two SUVs that continue to prove that this do-anything segment is going strong.

These two vehicles begin with powerful engine options and then add an impressive collection of comfort and technology features. The end result are two powerful and capable SUVs that will allow drivers to conquer any terrain, and do it in comfort and style.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class VS 2017 Lexus LX
4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 Base Engine 5.7-liter V-8
3 Engine Options 1
621 hp, 738 lb-ft torque Max Performance 383 hp, 403 lb-ft torque
4 Trim Levels 1

2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Lexus LX Engine Options

Both the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Lexus LX begin their list of engine options with a standard V-8. G-Class base models come equipped with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8. This engine produces 416 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. Lexus equips the LX with a 5.7-liter V-8 engine checks in at 383 horsepower and 403 pound-feet of torque.

In addition to the base engine, the G-Class offers two additional engine options. The first is a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8. This engine increases the performance numbers produced by the SUV to 563 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque. The headliner of the G-Class's engine lineup is the final engine offered, a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V-12. This engine maxes out the performance numbers at 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. The only engine offered on the Lexus LX is the base 5.7-liter V-8.

In addition to the three engine options, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is offered in four trim levels: G 550, AMG® G 63, AMG® G 65 and G 550 4x4². The Lexus LX is only available in one trim. Each G-Class trim level offers a different collection of standard and available features. Highlights from the list include:

  • Leather upholstery

  • Heated seats

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

  • Adaptive cruise control

  • Premium audio system

  • Touchscreen infotainment system

2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class front
2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class in water
2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class interior
2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class seats

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