Driving a luxury SUV in and around Scottsdale, AZ offers many benefits. For example, you’ll have unbeatable power, safety, and comfort amenities. The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC and the 2023 Acura RDX are no exceptions.
Since both vehicles offer similar features, we at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale have created this 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Acura RDX review. After reading, you’ll have a better idea which vehicle is right for you.
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Power is an important factor when you’re choosing your next ride. Luxury SUVs like the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC and the Acura RDX are known for their impressive engines, but which one will provide the most power for your commutes?
The 2023 GLC and the Acura RDX each come standard with a 2.0L turbo engine that produces horsepower in the upper-200 range. If you want even more power, though, the available engine offered with the 2023 GLC has that extra oomph you seek.
For Acura RDX drivers, you won’t be able to upgrade from the 2.0L turbo engine, as it’s the only one offered with this vehicle. The 2023 GLC model, on the other hand, provides a powerful option with the electric starter-generator. This engine combo produces 278 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque.
For hair-raising power, the 2023 GLC is the better option. With all-wheel drive equipped on both models, the 2023 GLC excels when it comes to fuel efficiency and capacity with a hybrid model.
In comparison, the RDX doesn’t offer a hybrid powertrain.
There’s nothing more important than the safety of you and your passengers. That’s why both SUVs come standard with numerous safety features. Increase your confidence when you get behind the wheel.
Some of the similar features you can find on either SUV include brand-specific versions of front collision warning with emergency braking and a rearview camera. You’ll also find safety systems including Blind Spot Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
While there are similarities between these safety systems, the 2023 GLC takes your safety to the next level.
With the 2023 GLC, you’ll enjoy plenty of standard features that aren’t standard on the RDX. Some of these features include:
PRE-SAFE® is a feature that takes safety to another level. It acts as a backup safety feature in case a collision is unavoidable. In that situation, PRE-SAFE® will automatically close all windows and tighten the front seat belts.
Heading off on a new adventure? Whether you’re driving to work or taking the kids on vacation, the right soundtrack is always needed. With top-notch technology in each of these SUVs, you can easily stay connected and engaged.
No matter where you go in the 2023 GLC, you’ll always have your favorite digital features to entertain you along the way. Simply connect your smartphone with:
From there, make your song, podcast, or audiobook selection on the 11.9-inch multimedia touchscreen. The Acura RDX has a 10.2-inch screen.
You’ll be surrounded by your favorite digital features thanks to the strategically placed speakers inside the cabin. Meanwhile, RDX drivers won’t have access to as immersive a sound experience with the lack of the FrontBass system that comes standard in the 2023 GLC.
This feature utilizes the compact SUV’s body shell as a resonance chamber for two under-dash subwoofers, enabling you to really feel the music.
When it comes to upgrading your Scottsdale, AZ drives with a luxury SUV, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC and the 2023 Acura RDX are both great choices. While they have similar features, it’s clear after reading this review that the 2023 GLC is the better option.
To learn more about this vehicle and to take it for a test drive, head over to our dealership. Our Mercedes-Benz experts are standing by to answer your questions. So, what are you waiting for? Visit us at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale today to learn more!
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