The idea that a small vehicle has to be a compromise on the comfort or convenience front ha been stopped dead in its tracks by vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz GLC. Providing drivers with all of the luxury and performance they’re used to in a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz GLC offers rugged and robust capability and performance for drivers who want something agile and parkable.
Up against the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC today, is the 2019 Lexus NX compact SUV. As Toyota’s luxury badge, Lexus offers an improved style and performance options over the mass-market range. Are these slight improvements enough to challenge the GLC for its crown, however? Let’s find out.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
2019 Lexus NX 300
2.0-liter turbo (241 horsepower)
|Standard engine (horsepower)||2.0-liter turbo (235 horsepower)|
RWD, 4MATIC® all-wheel drive
|Drive layout||FWD, AWD|
|9G-TRONIC® 9-Speed Automatic||Transmission||6-speed automatic|
|113.1 inches||Wheelbase||104.7 inches|
|3,500 lbs.||Towing capacity||2,000 lbs.|
|37.3 inches||Rear legroom||36.1 inches|
|56.6 cubic feet||Cargo volume||54.6 cubic feet|
|Standard||Heated front seats||Available|
|Driver and passenger||Lumbar support||Driver only|
|18-inch alloy||Standard wheels||17-inch alloy|
|Standard||Power liftgate||Not available|
As you can see in the above chart, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 offers a much stronger value proposition over the 2019 Lexus NX 300. Despite both vehicles having a similar powertrain, the GLC manages more horsepower and nearly double the towing capability of the 2019 Lexus NX.
Driver and passenger comfort are a central focus in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC. This is evident by the standard seat heating, standard lumbar support for both driver and passenger, enhanced rear legroom and 40-20-40 folding rear seats.
Engineering also lends its hand to make the GLC the more comfortable of the two thanks to a wheelbase that is nearly 10 inches longer than that of the Lexus NX and a more luxurious and smooth-shifting transmission.
At Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City, we offer the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 with an award-winning dealership experience, excellent pricing and a convenient location for pickup.