2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2017 Acura RDX

If it’s an average SUV you’re looking for, look elsewhere. Mercedes-Benz and Acura have battled it out for years trying to earn the respect of customers everywhere. With reasonable MSRPs and all the latest features you’d expect from a premium SUV, you might be wondering how you could go wrong picking either of them. Take a deeper look though, because we’re comparing the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2017 Acura RDX in finer detail.

If you take a look at the base models for each, you’ll probably be surprised at what you find. Both models come in at under $40,000 and have an impressive list of features. Take a look at the chart below for a more in-depth look of how the two stack up against each other.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2017 Acura RDX Base
$39,150 MSRP $35,670
22 city/27 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 20 city/28 hwy mpg
6 Speed Automatic Transmission 6 Speed Automatic
241 Horsepower 279
273 Torque 252
6.1 seconds 0-60 Time 6.1 seconds
FWD Drivetrain FWD
7 Number of Airbags 6
Standard PRE-SAFE Not Available
Optional Intelligent Cruise Control Not Available
12.3 inches Entertainment Screen Size 5 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

The GLC Sneaks Ahead

If you know you’re going to be towing cargo once in awhile, the GLC might be a better choice for you. Despite having less horsepower, the GLC has more torque than the RDX and also has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. - 2,000 more than the RDX. In the GLC, you have more options, too. Leather seats, genuine wood trim, front power lumbar, a navigational system and cooled front seats are all either optional or standard in the GLC while not available in the RDX.

While the RDX has had a lot of success in the luxury SUV segment, it’s hard to imagine it beating out the GLC when it comes to the number of options available and standard for consumers. Give us a call at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis today to see this SUV for yourself!

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC entertainment screen
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC front interior
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC interior seating
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC back view

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