2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs Lexus NX vs Acura RDX

Whether they are tackling the daily commute, or need to get from point A to point B for fun, luxury drivers require a level of sophistication and features that no normal vehicle can provide. In this 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs Lexus NX vs Acura RDX comparison, we are looking at three compact crossover that deliver top luxury.

When looking at these three models, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC stands out for how it combines interior size, fuel-efficiency, power, and features to offer luxury shoppers an engaging and satisfying ride. And, of course, this model delivers premium Mercedes-Benz engineering and sensibilities. With its 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (rated for 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque) it offers more power than the 2017 Lexus NX for the same mileage, while still requiring less fuel than the Acura RDX and its V-6 engine. Drivers can find satisfying driving in the city or highway commute with the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC.

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  2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC 2017 Lexus NX 2017 Acura RDX
Cargo Space 56.5 cubic feet 54.6 cubic feet 61.3 cubic feet
Base Engine 2.0-L 4-cylinder (241 hp) 2.0-L 4-cylinder (235 hp) 3.5-L V-6 (279 hp)
Mileage (city/highway) 22/28 mpg 22/28 mpg 19/27 mpg
Automatic Emergency Braking Standard Available Available

Safety and Technology on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Those looking for premium features can also find what they are looking for in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC. In this 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs Lexus NX vs Acura RDX comparison, all three models come standard with leatherette seating and dual-zone automatic climate control. However, the 2017 GLC is the only model that also comes standard with premium safety features. Forward collision warnings and automatic emergency braking come standard in this crossover, as well as Mercedes-Benz PRESAFE®,  which will brace drivers and passengers for impact in the event of a crash.

The 2017 GLC also comes standard with a 14-way powered driver's seat, a rearview camera, a seven-inch display screen for the infotainment system, and an adaptive suspension system that can give passengers a butter-smooth ride more common on a small car than a compact crossover. While most of the crossovers in this comparison can deliver luxury, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC takes it one step farther to deliver premium Mercedes-Benz luxury and comfort.

For more information on this comparison, or to test drive a 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC in Merriam KS, contact a member of the Mercedes-Benz team at Aristocrat Motors.

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interior seating of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC
front dashboard view of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC driving through the rocks