2019 Mercedes Benz GLC vs Acura RDX

Head to head look at the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2019 Acura RDX

It’s time to treat your family to a new luxury SUV. Here we show why you must evaluate the differences between the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC and the 2019 Acura RDX. From the price aspect, we see that the 2019 GLC starts at $47,300 while the 2019 RDX starts at $37,400. While the RDX might seem like a better bargain, you will see through our Acura RDX vs. Mercedes GLC comparison exactly why you pay more to get behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Exterior of a 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2019 GLC Interior

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC features ample room for 5 adults. The cabin is filled with premium materials that don’t disappoint. Standard features include wood trim, leatherette upholstery, 14-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, an infotainment system complete with a seven-inch display, HD Radio, Bluetooth® and two USB ports. As far as cargo room is concerned, there’s 19.4 cubic feet behind the rear seats with a total of 56.5 cubic feet when the seats are folded down.

2019 GLC Exterior

The GLC is stylish and breath-taking. It comes with 18 to 21-inch alloy wheels as well as LED headlamps and the option to add a power tilt/sliding sunroof or panoramic roof. 10 exterior color options are available including designo® Cardinal Red Metallic, Black, design Diamond White Metallic, Iridium Silver Metallic, Lunar Blue Metallic, Mojave Silver Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic, Polar White, Selenite Gray Metallic and Brilliant Blue.

Performance & Reliability

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC offers plenty of engine choices. The base model is a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder that pumps out 241-horsepower. At the top of the line, the AMG® GLC S Coupe pushes out 503 horsepower. RWD comes standard, but AWD is optional. With the base engine, you can expect 22/27 mpg.

2019 GLC Safety Features

Interior of a 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV

When evaluating Acura vs. Mercedes-Benz, you’ll want to consider the safety measures in place. With the GLC, the IIHS awarded it as a Top Safety Pick+ which is the highest honor available. Standard safety features include crosswind assist, active brake assist, a driver drowsiness monitor, and a rearview camera. The RDX was an IIHS 2019 Top Safety Pick+ as well but doesn’t have as many advanced safety features.

2019 Acura RDX

Exterior view of a 2019 Acura RDX

2019 RDX Interior

The 2019 Acura RDX has room for 5 people as well. Standard features include a nine-speaker audio system, Bluetooth®, 10.2-inch infotainment screen, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, and a mobile hotspot. With the rear seats down, there’s about 59 cubic feet of cargo room in the back. The RDX has slightly more cargo space over the GLC but lacks the standard entertainment features and upscale cabin.

2019 RDX Exterior

The 2019 Acura RDX is a sleek SUV with dual exhaust finishers and LED-illuminated Dragon Taillights. It is a fancy car for the lower starting price but it just doesn’t have that jaw-dropping appeal that emanates from the GLC. You have 9 color options including Fathom Blue Pearl, Apex Blue Pearl, White Diamond Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Majestic Black Pearl, Performance Red Pearl, Gunmetal Metallic and Canyon Bronze Metallic.

Performance & Reliability

The 2019 Acura RDX has a turbo four-cylinder that pumps out 272 horsepower. The engine pairs to a ten-speed automatic transmission. The RDX comes standard with FWD. As with the GLC you don’t get AWD standard. Instead, you would have to pay an additional $2,000 to add that on. You can expect about 22/28 mpg from this SUV.

2019 RDX Safety Features

Interior of a 2019 Acura RDX

One of the downsides to the RDX isn’t that it features child safety locks, but it’s that you have to engage them manually at the door. There aren’t any pre-crash pretensioners or post-collision braking system. Standard safety features only include airbags, electronic stability control, traction control, and antilock brakes. If safety is your primary concern between the RDX vs. GLC 300, then both luxury SUVs pass the test.

GLC vs RDX Comparison: Winner?

Now that you’ve seen the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC compared to the 2019 Acura RDX, it’s clear to see who the winner is. To keep your family safe on the road with advanced safety technology and receive the eye-catching style you desire, it’s time to test drive a 2019 GLC at Mercedes-Benz of Colorado Springs. We have some amazing lease deals happening right now on all our 2019 Mercedes-Benz models that will help you keep more money in your pocket for additional features or that fancy family vacation you’ve been wanting to take.

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