Luxury SUVs allow you to experience the ephemeral delight of driving in a vehicle built for sporty comfort with the added benefits of a huge cargo area, towing prowess and a high ride height. Models which succeed in this segment, however, have something else – an evocative quality that is hard to put your finger on. These vehicles feel durable and exclusive. Despite the affordability, they look and feel expensive.
Today, we’re comparing two very different models that aim to achieve the same end result. Both the Mercedes-Benz GLC and Acura MDX embody the spirit of their respective brands in the midsize luxury SUV segment. Which is superior, though? Let’s find out.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2020 Acura MDX
2.0-liter turbo (255 horsepower)
|Base engine (horsepower)||3.5-liter V6 (290 horsepower)|
|0-60 Acceleration time rating||6.3 seconds|
|RWD/4MATIC® AWD||Drive types||FWD/AWD|
|29 EPA-estimated combined MPG||Fuel efficiency||27 EPA-estimated combined MPG|
|113.1 inches||Wheelbase||111.0 inches|
|Up to 4,850 lbs.||Towing capacity||Up to 3,500 lbs.|
|19.4 cubic feet||Cargo volume with seats up||15.8 cubic feet|
As you can see in the above chart, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC offers an incredible array of features and specs that makes it a much stronger option than the 2020 Acura MDX. Although the Acura MDX carries a larger engine, for instance, the engineering behind the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 means it accelerates faster while getting better fuel mileage.
When it’s time to test-drive, lease or purchase your 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC, you have a few options. Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City is similarly the strongest option you have in the region.
At Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City, we prioritize your experience when you walk through our doors. This emphasis on how seamless, quick and enjoyable your time with us feels is what has allowed us to earn awards like the Best of the Best Silver Laurel from Mercedes-Benz a Top-Rated Dealer accolade from CarGurus.
We also have incredibly competitive pricing – which makes Mercedes-Benz models like the GLC more affordable than you may have previously thought.
Finally, our location just south of 135th and State Line Road puts us in a convenient location with easy coming and going no matter what part of the greater Kansas City you reside in.
If you’d like more information on the Mercedes-Benz GLC or to experience an award-winning dealership trip yourself, contact us today!