2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Lexus RX

Those in the market for a new crossover SUV may be intrigued by one of the models in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Lexus RX comparison. While both of these vehicles offer premium standard technology like dual-zone automatic climate control and attractive driver assistance features, we like the extra control and confidence that the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC offers to drivers.

While on first blush the 2018 Lexus RX seems to take the lead when it comes to performance, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 offers several advantages over the base 2018 Lexus RX 350. The Lexus SUV delivers more horsepower with its standard 3.5-liter V-6 engine, but the base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has it beat when it comes to torque. The Mercedes-Benz DYNAMIC SELECT system also presents more standard options than the driver selectable modes on the 2018 Lexus RX. Whether drivers want to preserve fuel with the ECO mode, enjoy premium sporty driving, or personally set up their handling and performance preferences with the Individual setting, they will have it right way with the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC.

side by side images of a grey 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC and a 2018 Lexus RX on a bridge

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2018 Lexus RX 350
Available Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Compatibility N/A
2.0-L turbocharged four-cylinder (273 lb-ft) Base Engine 3.5-liter V-6 (268 lb-ft)
ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Individual Drive Modes Normal, ECO, Sport S (available on upper trims: Sport S+, Customize)
14-way power adjusting with memory (standard) Driver Seating 10-way power adjusting (available)

Safety and Connectivity on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

When it comes to standard and available features, the Mercedes-Benz SUV also stands out in this comparison. Connectivity advantages like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are an option on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC, but they are not available at all on the 2018 Lexus RX.

Even when it comes to standard comfort in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Lexus RX comparison, the Mercedes-Benz can pull head. In the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC, drivers can enjoy a standard 14-way power-adjusting seat with memory settings. This luxurious option is also available for front passengers. In contrast, the 2018 Lexus RX offers only 10-way power adjusting seats as an option. Some other interior highlights of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC include the PRESAFE®* collision minimization system, ATTENTION ASSIST® warnings about drowsiness, and an available cabin air fragrance system.

If you are interested in learning more about the attractive 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC in the Kansas City MO area, contact a member of the Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City sales team today.

*PRESAFE® closes the side windows when the system's sensors detect side movements that suggest a possible rollover. A small gap is left near the fully closed position. Seat and head restraints adjust only when equipped with memory system.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC seats seen from the rear
side view of the driver seat and controls of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC
steering wheel and infotainment system of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC
driver cockpit of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC seen at night