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Lexus RX vs. Mercedes-Benz M-Class Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Lexus RX vs. Mercedes-Benz M-Class Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $56,785

Lexus RX 350   
Difference: $9,915

Lowest Total Invoice: $52,977

Lexus RX 350   
Difference: $9,122

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172015201520152015
ModelRXRXM-ClassM-ClassM-ClassM-Class
Trim350450hML250 BlueTECML350ML400ML63 AMG
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $43,020 $53,035 $49,800 $48,300 $62,900 $98,400
Base Invoice $40,222 $49,853 $46,314 $44,919 $58,497 $91,512
Luxury Package 4,485 2,975        
Cooled or ventilated front seats 640   570 570 570  
Navigation Package 1,690          
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 2,095 2,095 1,950 1,950 1,950 1,950
Steering-linked headlights 415 415        
Panoramic sunroof 1,600 500 1,090 1,090 1,090 1,090
Around view cameras 1,865 800 320 320 320  
Driver Assistance Package     2,800 2,800 2,800 1,950
Premium 1 Package     4,030 4,030    
Lighting Package     1,390 1,390 1,390  
Obstacle detection, rear     970 970 970  
Illuminated door sill trim plates     310 310    
Metallic paint (extra cost)     720 720 720  
Wood trim, alternative type     160 160 160 1,600
Rear side airbags     420 420 420 420
Special order charge     250 250 250 250
Leather seating surfaces     1,620 1,620    
Proximity key     650 650    
Heated steering wheel     225 225 225  
Convenience Package           580
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel           590
Luxury Package 4,128 2,740        
Cooled or ventilated front seats 589   530 530 530  
Navigation Package 1,563          
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 1,929 1,929 1,814 1,814 1,814 1,814
Steering-linked headlights 383 383        
Panoramic sunroof 1,472 460 1,014 1,014 1,014 1,014
Around view cameras 1,716 736 298 298 298  
Driver Assistance Package     2,604 2,604 2,744 1,814
Premium 1 Package     3,748 3,748    
Lighting Package     1,293 1,293 1,293  
Obstacle detection, rear     902 902 902  
Illuminated door sill trim plates     288 288    
Metallic paint (extra cost)     670 670 670  
Wood trim, alternative type     149 149 149 1,488
Rear side airbags     391 391 391 391
Special order charge     233 233 233 233
Leather seating surfaces     1,507 1,507    
Proximity key     605 605    
Heated steering wheel     209 209 209  
Convenience Package           539
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel           549
Options (show) (change) 12,790 6,785 17,475 17,475 10,865 8,430
Options (show) (change) 11,780 6,248 16,255 16,255 10,247 7,842
Destination 975 975 925 925 925 925
Total Price $56,785 $60,795 $68,200 $66,700 $74,690 $107,755
Total Invoice $52,977 $57,076 $63,494 $62,099 $69,669 $100,279

The configured Lexus RX 4dr SUV

The configured Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4dr SUV

Even when the Lexus RX and Mercedes-Benz M-Class are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Lexus RX 350 trim is $43,020. The features would cost an additional $12,790. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $56,785.

The base sticker price of the Lexus RX 450h trim is $53,035. The features would cost an additional $6,785. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $60,795.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML250 BlueTEC trim is $49,800. The features would cost an additional $17,475. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $68,200.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 trim is $48,300. The features would cost an additional $17,475. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $66,700.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML400 trim is $62,900. The features would cost an additional $10,865. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $74,690.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML63 AMG trim is $98,400. The features would cost an additional $8,430. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $107,755.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Lexus RX trims is 5. The feature adjusted price of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML250 BlueTEC appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Lexus RX 4dr SUV

The configured Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4dr SUV

Even when the Lexus RX and Mercedes-Benz M-Class are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Lexus RX 350 trim is $40,222. The features would cost an additional $11,780. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $52,977.

The invoice of the Lexus RX 450h trim is $49,853. The features would cost an additional $6,248. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $57,076.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML250 BlueTEC trim is $46,314. The features would cost an additional $16,255. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $63,494.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 trim is $44,919. The features would cost an additional $16,255. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $62,099.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML400 trim is $58,497. The features would cost an additional $10,247. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $69,669.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML63 AMG trim is $91,512. The features would cost an additional $7,842. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $100,279.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Lexus RX trims is 5. The feature adjusted price of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML250 BlueTEC appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Lexus RX vs. Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Lexus RX 350
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $10,510
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $9,676
Model Year201720172015201520152015
ModelRXRXM-ClassM-ClassM-ClassM-Class
Trim350450hML250 BlueTECML350ML400ML63 AMG
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine295hp V6259hp V6 H200hp I4 D302hp V6329hp V6518hp V8
TransmissionT8CVT-6T7T7T7T7
DrivetrainFWDAWDAWDRWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 12?, 12?, 8?, 8830, 14830, 14
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/55-20235/55-20255/55-18255/50-19255/50-19265/45-20
Total Price$56,785$60,795$68,200$66,700$74,690$107,755
Adjustments for Features-795-2,320-1,7000-2,250-6,125
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$55,990$58,475$66,500$66,700$72,440$101,630
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,485$0$200$5,940$35,130
Total Invoice$52,977$57,076$63,494$62,099$69,669$100,279
Adjustments for Features-742-2,178-1,5830-2,099-5,700
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$52,235$54,898$61,911$62,099$67,570$94,579
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,663$0$188$5,659$32,668

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Features Comparison: Lexus RX vs. Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Model Year201720172015201520152015
ModelRXRXM-ClassM-ClassM-ClassM-Class
Trim350450hML250 BlueTECML350ML400ML63 AMG
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300     
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100    
7-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1200$1200$1200$1200
FWD$0     
AWD $1700$1700 $1700$1700
RWD   $0  
Accessories 
Heated / cooled cup holders, front row     $75
Heated steering wheel$100$100$100$100$100 
Parking guidance system - active  $500$500$500$500
Sunshades, second row$125$125   $125
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Backup collision intervention$250$250    
Blind spot intervention  $200$200$200$200
Driver drowsiness monitor  $150$150$150$150
Hill descent control  $250$250$250$250
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100    
Lane departure prevention system  $200$200$200$200
Lane keeping assist system$400$400    
Pedestrian detection$50$50    
Rear cross-traffic detection$100$100    
Trailer sway control  $25$25$25$25
Vehicle health reports$0$0    
Cargo Management 
Aluminum roof rails  $250$250$250$250
Cargo area partition net  $40$40$40$40
Console with shifter$150$150    
Console without shifter  $150$150$150$150
Overhead sunglass holder$25$25    
Rear seat pass-through     $100
Roof rails$250$250    
Climate Control and Infotainment 
HDMI port$25$25    
Heated windshield washer nozzles  $15$15$15$15
In-vehicle Internet  $150$150$150$150
Media drive  $15$15$15$15
Navigation map updates, three years  $0$0$0$0
Rear air vents$100$100$100$100$100 
Rear air vents with automatic controls     $250
Residual heat  $50$50$50$50
SD Card slot  $25$25$25$25
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0    
SMS text-to-speech reader$50$50    
Surround sound    $250$250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300$300    
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation  $325$325$325$325
Voice control for external devices  $0$0$0$0
Water-repellent front-door glass$15$15    
Exterior 
Body kit     $0
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$50 $50$50$50$50
Laminated front side windows$200$200    
Metal accent plate, lower front fascia  $0$0$0 
Metal accent plate, lower rear fascia  $0$0$0 
Wheel-lip moldings$75$75    
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Analog clock$25$25    
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75$75    
Chronometer     $100
Compass  $0$0$0$0
Fog light, rear  $100$100$100$100
Fog lights$125$125    
Headlight washers  $50$50$50$50
Interior ambient lighting$150$150    
Interior ambient lighting, configurable  $150$150$150$150
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750$750    
Power-folding mirrors  $50$50$50$50
Tachometer$75 $75$75$75$75
Xenon HID headlights  $500$500$500$500
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop $150$150$150$150$150
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls  $100$100$100$100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Leather door panel trim$250$250   $250
Leather-wrapped steering wheel  $150$150$150 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats$75$75    
Manual recliner, second row seats$75$75    
Memory system, passenger seat     $150
Metal pedals     $75
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150$150   $150
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat  $50$50$50$50
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat  $50$50$50$50
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$100$100    
Upholstered instrument panel    $300 
Upholstered instrument panel, leather     $1000
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel$150$150   $150
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Active stabilizer bars     $500
Adaptive dampers - electrical     $500
Adaptive dampers - mechanical  $100$100$100 
Air suspension, auto-leveling and height adjustable     $1000
Alloy wheels  $350$350$350$350
Chrome-coated alloy wheels$600$600    
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200   $200
Sport suspension (upgrade)     $0
Total Value of Features$6,465$7,990$7,370$5,670$7,920$11,795
Value of Feature Adjustments$795$2,320$1,700$0$2,250$6,125
Value of Feature Adjustments-742-2,178-1,5830-2,099-5,700

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Specifications Comparison: Lexus RX vs. Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Model Year20172015
ModelRXM-Class
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase109.8 in114.8 in
Length192.5 in189.1 in
Width74.6 in75.2 in
Height67.7 in70.7 in
Curb Weight4,223 lb.4,752 lb.
Fuel Capacity19.2 gal.24.6 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.4 in38.9 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.8 in58.5 in
Row 1 Hip Room56.6 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom44.1 in40.3 in
Row 2 Headroom39.1 in38.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.6 in58.4 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.1 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.0 in38.4 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
18.4 ft336.2 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
56.3 ft371.0 ft3

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Option Package Details
Lexus RX 350

Luxury Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Upgraded leather upholstery0No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat100No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Sunshades, second row125Yes
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel150Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Wood trim, alternative type300Yes
Illuminated door sill trim plates100Yes
Chrome-coated alloy wheels250No
235/55VR20 tires400No
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Roof rails250Yes
Memory system, driver seat200Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75No
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Total Requested270077%
Total Not Requested82523%
Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Automatic air recirculation100Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader50No
Unbranded, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Speed limit information0No
Vehicle health reports0No
App support100Yes
Total Requested82567%
Total Not Requested40033%

Option Package Details
Lexus RX 450h

Luxury Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Upgraded leather upholstery0No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat100No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Sunshades, second row125Yes
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel0Yes
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Wood trim, alternative type300Yes
Illuminated door sill trim plates100Yes
Chrome-coated alloy wheels250No
235/55VR20 tires400No
Total Requested77551%
Total Not Requested75049%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML250 BlueTEC

Obstacle detection, rear
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Parking guidance system - active500No
Total Requested50050%
Total Not Requested50050%
Illuminated door sill trim plates
FeatureValueRequested?
Illuminated door sill trim plates100Yes
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150No
Total Requested10040%
Total Not Requested15060%
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens
FeatureValueRequested?
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens1200Yes
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat50No
Total Requested120096%
Total Not Requested504%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Lane departure prevention system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed200Yes
Blind spot intervention200No
Total Requested175090%
Total Not Requested20010%
Premium 1 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Memory system, driver seat200Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
AC power outlet100Yes
Power-folding mirrors50No
iPod integration100Yes
Voice control for external devices0No
Media drive15No
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150No
App support100Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Total Requested195090%
Total Not Requested21510%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Xenon HID headlights500Yes
Headlight washers50No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested85094%
Total Not Requested506%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350

Obstacle detection, rear
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Parking guidance system - active500No
Total Requested50050%
Total Not Requested50050%
Illuminated door sill trim plates
FeatureValueRequested?
Illuminated door sill trim plates100Yes
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150No
Total Requested10040%
Total Not Requested15060%
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens
FeatureValueRequested?
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens1200Yes
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat50No
Total Requested120096%
Total Not Requested504%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Lane departure prevention system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed200Yes
Blind spot intervention200No
Total Requested175090%
Total Not Requested20010%
Premium 1 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Memory system, driver seat200Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
AC power outlet100Yes
Power-folding mirrors50No
iPod integration100Yes
Voice control for external devices0No
Media drive15No
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150No
App support100Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Total Requested195090%
Total Not Requested21510%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Xenon HID headlights500Yes
Headlight washers50No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested85094%
Total Not Requested506%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML400

Obstacle detection, rear
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Parking guidance system - active500No
Total Requested50050%
Total Not Requested50050%
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens
FeatureValueRequested?
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens1200Yes
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat50No
Total Requested120096%
Total Not Requested504%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Lane departure prevention system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed200Yes
Blind spot intervention200No
Total Requested135087%
Total Not Requested20013%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Xenon HID headlights500Yes
Headlight washers50No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested85094%
Total Not Requested506%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML63 AMG

Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Lane departure prevention system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed200Yes
Blind spot intervention200No
Total Requested135087%
Total Not Requested20013%
Convenience Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshades, second row125Yes
Rear seat pass-through100No
Total Requested12556%
Total Not Requested10044%

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