A compact crossover offers the perfect combination of affordability, interior space, and comfortable driving. Choosing a luxury model delivers even more comfort and convenience features. In this 2017 Mercedes-GLC vs Acura RDX vs Lexus NX comparison, we are going to look at three luxury crossovers to see which offer the best features for individuals and small families alike.
Starting with technology features, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC shows a strong dedication to families and safety. A forward collision warning system, complete with automatic emergency braking and the Mercedes-Benz PRESAFE® crash minimization system come standard with every model. While these features are available on both the 2017 Acura RDX and the 2017 Lexus NX, they are not standard on these other models. Other available safety features on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC include blind-spot warnings, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warnings, lane keeping assistance, and pedestrian detection.
|2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC||2017 Acura RDX||2017 Lexus NX|
|Base Engine||2.0-L 4-cylinder (241 hp)||3.5-L V-6 (279 hp)||2.0-L 4-cylinder (235 hp)|
|Standard Torque||273 pound-feet||252 pound-feet||258 pound-feet|
|Cargo Space||56.5 cubic feet||61.3 cubic feet||54.6 cubic feet|
|Automatic Emergency Braking||Standard||Available||Available|
In this comparison the base engine on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 offers more horsepower than the 2017 Lexus NX and better fuel economy than the 2017 Acura RDX. However, when it comes to torque, this model offers significantly more acceleration opportunity than either of the other crossovers in this comparison. This can mean sprightlier passing and acceleration on highway driving and in the city.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC also offers a spacious interior. Its 56.1 cubic feet of cargo is more than that in the 2017 Lexus NX, while its 14-way power-adjustable driver's seats offers significantly more comfort options than the eight-way powered driver's seat on the 2017 Acura RDX. Dual-zone automatic climate control, leatherette seating, and an infotainment system are all standard on each of these crossovers.
For more information on this crossover, or to explore the current Mercedes-Benz GLC inventory available at Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City, contact a member of our sales team today.