2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2017 Lexus RX
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2017 Lexus RX
Serving Burlington, Concord, and Winchester, MA
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC is a compact SUV that’s loaded with premium amenities. The 2017 Lexus RX is a small SUV that also offers luxurious features. Available with two turbocharged engines and the 4MATIC®® All-Wheel Drive, the 2017 GLC is more powerful and versatile than the Lexus RX. This Mercedes-Benz also has better active safety technology, including the Adaptive Brake Assist and DISTRONIC® technology.
Having a displacement of only 2.0 L, a turbocharged I-4 engine delivers just over 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 models. This compact engine block has a three-phase cooling system. The AMG® GLC 43 is powered by a 3.0 L V6 engine that generates over 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. This six-cylinder engine block has a bi turbo design for explosive performance at low tachometer levels. Both of these turbocharged engines automatically turn off and on depending on traffic conditions. By contrast, the Lexus RX offers a 3.5 L V6 engine that has a peak output of just under 310 hp. In some of the models, this six-cylinder engine is rated at less than 300 hp. Equipped with the 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive, the Mercedes-Benz GLC gets reliable traction on multiple surfaces. You can also choose from four settings in the Dynamic Select. For example, the Sport Mode calibrates the powertrain and wheels for agile handling on smooth tracks. An electromechanical power steering system lets you maintain firm control of this versatile Mercedes-Benz SUV.
Powered by radar technology, the Mercedes-Benz GLC model’s Collision Prevention Assist Plus mitigates the possibility of a front crash. Active at speeds of up to 65 MPH, the Adaptive Brake Assist helps you slow down when a crash is imminent. The signature PRESAFE® technology makes minor adjustments to reduce injuries to the vehicle’s occupants. Using sophisticated software to monitor 70 parameters, the ATTENTION ASSIST®® helps you stay focused on the road. The Speed Limit Assist issues alerts if you break local speeding regulations that are clearly posted along the way. Other accident-avoidance features in the GLC SUV include the Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist. When you shift into reverse, the Surround View System automatically comes on. This advanced camera system captures aerial and rear perspectives of the vehicle in real time.
Featuring 2-D and 3-D maps, an 8.4-inch GPS navigation system is available in the Mercedes-Benz GLC. A hard drive with 80 GB is also integrated into this advanced navigation platform. With thembrace® Connect suite, you have access to an array of other applications. The E-Navigator, Travel Zones and HERE Local Search provide reliable guidance on the road. You may also use thembrace®® Connect app to remotely manage the vehicle’s door locks, ignition, horn, lights and other parts. A touch-pad controller and head-up display are synced with the COMAND®® multimedia platform. Entertainment options in this Mercedes-Benz SUV include HD Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, TuneIn Radio and iHeartRadio. You can enjoy these music channels on the Burmester sound system that has 14 total speakers. Wi-Fi and wireless Bluetooth® are some smartphone-friendly features in this vehicle. Although it’s available with a 12.3-inch multimedia system, the Lexus RX doesn’t offer as many connectivity options as the GLC model.
Visit our dealership to enjoy a test drive in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC. You’ll discover all of the reasons that make this Mercedes-Benz SUV better than the Lexus RX.
* EPA estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate.