2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC Vs. 2019 Lexus NX

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
$40.700 MSRP $36,485


No Comparison Between the Extravagant GLC and Lesser NX

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.