2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV vs. Lexus RX | Northbrook, IL
Do you need a vehicle with enough room for your growing family? Do you need the latest tech and safety systems to keep the kids safe? Finding a luxury SUV that has all the bells and whistles you’re looking for can be difficult. That’s why the product specialists at Autohaus on Edens have put together this detailed comparison of two popular luxury SUV models: the new 2018 Lexus RX and new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV. Keep reading to determine which one is the best fit for you!
For this comparison, we’re looking at the 2018 Lexus RX 350 FWD starting at $43,470 MSRP and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC® SUV starting at $42,050 MSRP.
If you’ve already decided the new 2018 GLC SUV is a great fit for your daily drive, browse the new inventory to see the available models at our Mercedes-Benz dealership in Northbrook, IL. We also invite you to explore our incentives page to see if you qualify for our current finance and lease offers.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV vs. Lexus RX: Performance & Capability
Despite its V6 engine, the 2018 Lexus RX falls short when compared to the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC and its turbocharged I4 engine. Experience a drive like no other with standard 2018 GLC features such as the coveted 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system, the ECO-START® system, which helps reduce emissions, and DYNAMIC SELECT®, a multimode drive program. Key engine and performance specs for both SUVs are as follows:
|2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC||SUV||2018 Lexus RX|
|2.0L inline-4 turbo||Engine||3.5L V6|
|273 lb.-ft.||Torque||267 lb.-ft.|
|9G-TRONIC automatic with shift paddles||Transmission||Eight-speed automatic|
|4MATIC® all-wheel drive||Drivetrain||Front-wheel drive|
|21/28 MPG||Fuel Economy (city/hwy)||20/27 MPG|
|3,500 lbs.||Towing Capacity*||3,500 lbs.|
*When properly equipped
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV vs. Lexus RX: Interior & Exterior
You’ll receive a roomy cabin with seating for five passengers in both of these luxury SUVs; but when it comes to convenience features and exterior styling, the 2018 GLC SUV beats the 2018 RX, hands-down. Check out additional interior and exterior features of the exceptional 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC below.
- 56.5 cu. ft. of cargo capacity
- 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel
- Natural Grain Brown Ash wood trim
- 14-way power driver seat with memory
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- 40/20/40-split rear seats with power folding
- Illuminated entry system
- Retractable luggage cover
- 18-in. 5-spoke alloy wheels
- Anodized roof rails
- LED daytime running lights and taillamps
- Rain-sensing windshield wipers
- Power folding side mirrors
- Power liftgate
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV vs. Lexus RX: Safety & Technology
Even though the new Lexus RX comes standard with multiple safety systems, it can’t stand up to the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC. The new 2018 GLC received a 5-star front safety rating, while the new 2018 RX received a 4-star front safety rating. The 2018 GLC also comes equipped with the ATTENTION ASSIST® system, which alerts the driver using visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. You won’t find such a feature on the RX. See additional safety and technology features of the 2018 GLC SUV below.
- 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®
- 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
Are you ready to get behind the wheel of the capable and comfortable 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC? Schedule a test drive at our Mercedes-Benz dealership in Northbrook, IL today! If you have any questions, get in touch with the Autohaus on Edens team through our contact form or by calling (847) 272-7900.
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