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Comparing Lexus vs. Mercedes-Benz to find the right family vehicle? A good place for Laughlin and Bullhead City shoppers to start is the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Lexus RX. Although the 2019 Lexus RX offers quality materials and a comfortable cabin, it falls short in a few areas compared to the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC. Despite its more powerful engine, its offers less torque and cargo space. Read on to compare the GLC vs. RX, starting with the entry-level GLC 300 and RX 350.
|2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC||VS||2019 Lexus RX|
|Starting at $40,700*||MSRP||Starting at $43,820|
|2.0L turbo inline-4||Engine||3.5L V6|
|273 lb-ft||Torque||268 lb-ft|
|14-way||Power Driver Seat||8-way|
|19.4 cubic feet||Cargo Volume||18.4 cubic feet|
The 2019 Lexus RX comes standard with a 295-hp 3.5L V6 engine rated at 267 lb-ft of torque. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC, on the other hand, gets a 241-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine rated at 273 lb-ft. For more responsive shifts, the new GLC comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission; the RX also gets an automatic, but it offers only 8 gears. Fuel economy ratings also favor the GLC. With its base powertrain, the GLC earns 22 mpg city/27 mpg highway vs. 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway with the Lexus RX.
You’ll notice many of the same luxury features when you compare the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Lexus RX, such as a central display, telematics, optional leather upholstery, and optional heated and cooled front seats. However, despite its higher price, the Lexus RX lacks some of the features found on the Mercedes-Benz GLC. A few of these features include:
Properly equipped, the Mercedes-Benz GLC and Lexus RX can tow up to 3,500 pounds. With the rear seats in use, the GLC interior offers 19.4 cubic feet of cargo room, while the Lexus RX offers 18.4 cubic feet. Folding the rear seats down expands those numbers to 56.5 and 56.3 cubic feet, respectively. When it comes to utility, the GLC and RX are on the same page. But the real question is why pay more for a vehicle when you can get the similar dimensions and capabilities for less?
Next to the 2019 Lexus RX, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC offers many of the same specs, plus its own set of features for a lower price-tag. Curious how Mercedes-Benz stacks up against other luxury brands? Compare BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz or Acura vs. Mercedes-Benz! Then, schedule a test drive at Mercedes-Benz of Henderson, located near Boulder City and Kingman.
*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.