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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 2019 Lexus RX 350

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300vs. 2019 Lexus RX 350

Starting at $43,570, the 2019 Lexus RX is a 5- to 7-passenger SUV. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 starts at $40,700 and seats 5, making it the less costly option if you don’t need extra seating. When it comes to cargo room, both offer a little over 56 cubic feet, so you won’t gain or lose space by choosing one or the other. This a running theme between the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. Lexus RX 350. With its higher price-tag, you’d think the RX would have tons of advantages over the GLC. But, in most cases, the highly-reviewed GLC matches or outdoes the RX.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 VS 2019 Lexus RX 350
$40,700 Starting MSRP $43,570
273 lb-ft Torque 267 lb-ft
22/27 City/Highway MPG 20/27
14-way power w/ memory Driver’s Seat 10-way power w/ optional memory
Standard Front Airbag Deactivation via Child Seat Detection System Feature Not Offered

Performance & MPG Ratings

  • Engine: The GLC 300 is powered by a 241-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4, while the RX 350 gets a 295-hp 3.5L V6. Torque is higher with the GLC 300 — 273 lb-ft vs. the RX 350’s 267 lb-ft.
  • MPG Ratings: Compared to the Lexus RX 350, the GLC 300 is more fuel-efficient for city drivers. The GLC earns 22 mpg city, while the RX gets 20 mpg city.
  • Drive Modes: Driving modes for greater fuel economy and well-balanced or sporty handling are standard for both, but only the GLC 300 gets a special mode you can personalize with a la carte settings.
  • Towing: Properly equipped, both SUVs tow up to 3,500 pounds.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

Luxury Features

Features like a leather-wrapped steering wheel, folding rear seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control are offered on both. Still, even as the more expensive vehicle, the Lexus RX comes up short in certain comforts and luxuries. In addition to genuine wood trim, the GLC 300 includes several features the RX doesn’t:

  • Driver’s Seat: Inside the GLC, you’ll find a 14-way power driver’s seat with memory settings. The RX, on the other hand, offers a less accommodating 10-way power driver’s seat with optional memory settings.
  • Memory-Adjustable Exterior Mirrors: Using the memory system, you can store positions for the side mirrors, giving you better visibility in a variety of conditions. This feature is standard on the GLC and optional on the RX.
  • Driver Attention Monitor: Standard ATTENTION ASSIST® learns your driving behaviors over time and can sense when you need rest.

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Now that you’ve compared the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. Lexus RX 350, it’s easy to see where the true value lies. The GLC 300 is less pricey, yet offers higher mpg ratings and more of the features you want. Compare the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. Lexus RX 350 vs. Audi Q5 and BMW X4 to get an even greater idea of this Mercedes-Benz SUV’s capabilities. Then, schedule your test drive at Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu!

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