The 2021 Lexus UX or the 2021 Mercedes GLB? With Standard Lexus Safety System+ 2.0, an available Power Rear Door with Kick Sensor, a large versatile cargo space and a Premium Surround Sound Audio System, the 2021 UX raises the bar for its category.

But, the 2021 Mercedes GLB also has lots to offer if you find yourself in the market for a well-rounded SUV luxury vehicle. Let's take an in-depth comparison between the Lexus NX and Mercedes GLB.

PERFORMANCE 

The front-wheel drive 2021 Lexus UX 200 is powered by a high-efficiency 2.0‑liter, four-cylinder engine coupled with a 10-speed Direct Shift Continuously Variable Transmission (DCVT), while the all-wheel drive UX 250h pairs an even higher-efficiency version of the 2.0‑liter gas engine with a fourth-generation hybrid drive system engineered specifically for this platform.

When competing against popular brands such as Mercedes,  Lexus-first innovations and class-leading features push comfort and convenience even further. The Lexus UX offers Drive Mode Select which makes your vehicle more responsive or efficient with the simple turn of a dial,  Power Rear Door with Kick Sensor that raises and lowers with a simple kick of your foot beneath the concealed sensor, and the Lexus UX Hybrid offers a Predictive Efficient Drive that learns your driving patterns and adapts for efficiency. Inside, available heated and ventilated front seats provide customized comfort, while available class-leading power-folding and -reclining rear seats take amenities to another level. Both rows of seats have ample head and legroom for adults. And they're comfortable.

The 2021 Mercedes GLB features a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and is paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and is able to go from zero to 60 miles-per-hour in just 5.1 seconds. This Mercedes comes standard with a five seat configuration with optional third row add-on. The driver and front passenger have 8-Way Power Driver and Passenger Seat with 3-Position Memory and 4-Way Lumbar Support. The 2nd row offers a backrest that is adjustable in 8 positions, & length adjustable in 15 positions, which creates more ways to make room and stay comfortable.

 

TECHNOLOGY

The 2021 Lexus UX models offer the latest in the brand's multimedia and navigation technology. A 7-inch Lexus Multimedia System (LMS) display is standard, and a 10.3-inch screen is used with the available Lexus Navigation system which combines onboard map data with the latest satellite information, allowing you to navigate with ease. UX drivers are also able to integrate standard safety features with their smartwatch, Amazon-enabled or Google Assistant enabled device to lock/unlock doors, start their engine or check their fuel level. 

All UX models come standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility. Apple CarPlay® allows iPhone® users access to Apple Music, Google maps, Waze, and Spotify, plus make phone calls and send and receive messages all through the multimedia display or with voice control through Siri® when connected through USB. With Android Auto, guests can now seamlessly cast their device's interface onto the vehicle's multimedia display.  Play music via their favorite apps such as Spotify and Pandora, send messages through a range of commonly used apps like WhatsApp, navigate with Google Maps or Waze, and request information - all with just the sound of their voice - through Google Assistant.  

 

SAFETY

The 2021 UX, awarded a Five Star Overall Vehicle Score for Exceptional Safety by the NHTSA, features the advanced safety technology expected from a Lexus. UX models are equipped with 10 airbags: driver and front passenger airbags; driver and front passenger knee airbags; driver and front passenger seat-mounted side impact airbags and front to rear side curtain airbags. And to top it off with the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0, this model features a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Tracing Assist, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Road Sign Assist, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Intelligent High Beams. 

Based on the model package of the 2021 Mercedes GLB, its features include Adaptive Braking Technology like Active Brake Assist, Cruise Control, Hill Start Assist, and Rearview Camera, as well as Attention Assist and Crosswind Assist. The GLB also has packages for Driver-Assistance and Parking Assistance. 

 

 

For more information on the UX or any of our Lexus models please reach out to our team at Lexus of Colorado Springs, where we will be happy to assist.

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