2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV vs. 2019 Infiniti QX50 | Northbrook, IL

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Infiniti QX50

Are you on the hunt for a roomy SUV loaded with the latest tech and modern amenities for your active family? Finding the right luxury SUV with the performance and features you desire can be difficult. To help with your research, the product specialists at Autohaus on Edens have taken two popular SUVs and compared them side-by-side: the new 2019 Infiniti QX50 and new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV. Continue reading our comparison below to learn which one can take your daily drive to the next level.

For this comparison, we’ll take a look at the 2019 Infiniti QX50 Pure FWD, starting at $36,550 MSRP, and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC® SUV, starting at $42,050 MSRP.

If you’ve already decided the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC is a great fit for your daily drive, explore our new inventory to see the available models at our Mercedes-Benz dealership in Northbrook, IL. We also invite you to visit our incentives page to see if you qualify for our current finance and lease offers.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV vs. 2019 Infiniti QX50: Performance & Capability

You’ll appreciate the dependable performance found in either of these SUVs, but our experts agree the new 2018 GLC edges out the 2019 QX50 because of the standard ECO-START® system, which shuts off the engine at idle situations automatically to save fuel and reduce emissions, and standard DYNAMIC SELECT® multimode drive program, which lets you select from four drive modes to create your own unique driving experience. Key engine and performance specs for both SUVs are as follows:

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV 2019 Infiniti QX50 PURE
2.0L inline-4 turbo Engine 2.0L VC-Turbo
241 HP Horsepower 268 HP
273 lb.-ft. Torque 280 lb.-ft
9G-TRONIC automatic with shift paddles Transmission XTRONIC CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)
4MATIC® all-wheel drive Drivetrain FWD
21/28 MPG Fuel Economy 24/31 MPG
3,500 lbs. Towing Capacity* 3,000 lb (AWD Only)

*When properly equipped

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC and 2019 Infiniti QX50 Interior image

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV vs. Infiniti QX50: Interior & Exterior

Whether you choose the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC or 2019 Infiniti QX50, you’ll get comfortable seating for five passengers, daytime running lights, and a power liftgate. However, our experts believe you’ll appreciate the features of the 2018 GLC more. Make yourself comfortable in a 14-way power driver seat with memory inside the 2018 GLC. The 2019 QX50 only comes with 8-way power front seats. Other features you can take advantage of with the new 2018 GLC SUV but not the 2019 QX50 include roof rails and rain-sensing wipers. Additional interior and exterior features of the new 2018 GLC can be found below.

Interior Features:

  • 56.5 cu. ft. of cargo capacity
  • 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel
  • Natural Grain Brown Ash wood trim
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 40/20/40-split rear seats with power folding
  • Illuminated entry system
  • Retractable luggage cover

Exterior Features

  • 18-in. 5-spoke alloy wheels
  • Anodized roof rails
  • LED daytime running lights and taillamps
  • Power folding side mirrors

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 rear exterior image

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV vs. Infiniti QX50: Safety & Technology

You’ll enjoy advanced safety systems and innovative tech inside the 2018 GLC and 2019 QX50, but our experts prefer the new 2018 GLC because of the Mercedes-Benz-exclusive safety features, which includes ATTENTION ASSIST®. The ATTENTION ASSIST® system comes standard and alerts the driver with both visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. The new 2019 QX50 doesn’t offer such a feature. Additional safety and technology features of the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC include:

Safety Features:

  • COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS®
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Rearview camera
  • PRESAFE® system
  • Brake Assist (BAS®)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
  • Trailer Stability Assist
  • Aluminum and high-strength steel body structure
  • SmartKey with KEYLESS-START®

Technology Features

  • FrontBass® system
  • Bluetooth® audio streaming
  • 5 years of Mercedes-Benz mbrace® Connect
  • Remote Start via Mercedes me Mobile App
  • Dual USB audio ports
  • HD Radio® receiver

Why wait any longer to experience the robust performance and unmatched luxury of the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC? Schedule a test drive at our Mercedes-Benz dealership in Northbrook, IL today! If you have any questions, reach out to the Autohaus on Edens team through our contact form or by calling (847) 272-7900.

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