2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2019 Lexus RX 350
You won’t find luxury features quite like those in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC. Since its introduction in 2016, the GLC consistently ranks as the best-selling SUV for the Mercedes-Benz lineup and one of the top performing vehicles overall. Drivers love the GLC because it combines excellent utility and top-notch performance in a reliable vehicle with prestigious amenities available. Now, the GLC is even better thanks to some much-anticipated updates both under the hood and inside the cabin. Sporting 255 horsepower for 2020 (after just 241 horsepower in 2019), the GLC continues to climb the ranks as a top luxury compact SUV. In this comparison between the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2019 Lexus RX 350, you’ll see how the two rivals stack up from all dimensions. Check it out below!
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
2019 Lexus RX 350
|255 hp/273 lb-ft||Horsepower/Torque||295 hp/268 lb-ft|
|9-speed automatic||Transmission||8-speed automatic|
|Rear-wheel drive||Drivetrain||Front-wheel drive|
|Standard||Voice-Control Multimedia Interface||Not Available|
Highlights in the 2020 GLC
As far as performance goes, the RX does offer more horsepower and torque in the base model. These numbers may be reason for some drivers to lean toward the RX, but it’s important to ask what those numbers are doing for you. In the GLC, you’ll have a maximum towing capacity of 7,700 lbs – much more than the average compact SUV. The RX 350, meanwhile, can only tow 3,500 lbs. That’s a respectable number for an average compact SUV, but it still isn’t even half of what the GLC offers. You can thank excellent craftsmanship in all aspects of the GLC from Mercedes-Benz. The advantages extend to the cabin, where the newest GLC now comes equipped with the coveted Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system. This system performs commands on demand at the sound of your voice. This technology is not yet available in the RX, and it doesn’t look like they’ll be adding it anytime soon. Other highlights in the 2020 GLC include 64-color ambient lighting, DYNAMIC SELECT® with five different driving modes, a Burmester® Surround Sound System, and much more.
Once again, the GLC seemingly comes out ahead in a head-to-head comparison against a top rival. If you have been waiting for the right time to jump on an opportunity to own one of the most popular luxury compact SUVs, this is it. Get in touch with our team here at World Wide Motors in Indianapolis or schedule a test drive on our website today!