|2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300||VS||2016 Acura RDX (FWD)|
|2.0L Turbo I4||Engine||3.5L V6|
|9-Speed Automatic||Transmission||6-Speed Automatic|
Mercedes-Benz released the GLC to the world this year. Because of this, there is some question regarding the quality of the SUV and how it stacks up next to competing models. In the case of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2016 Acura RDX, there are many similarities that mask the significant differences between the two luxury crossover SUVs. If you are in the market for a new sport-utility vehicle, use this comparison to help you understand what makes an SUV an SUV.
Starting with the obvious, both Mercedes-Benz and the Acura were able to bring the suggested retail prices below the $40,000 mark. Both offer healthy performance and efficiency, and both have modern designs that will withstand the tests of time. They look to be about the same size on the outside, but the Acura is actually a little bit longer and a lot skinnier. This gives the Mercedes-Benz more stability, ride comfort, and overall safety.
The differences don't begin to pop up until you climb inside. The GLC comes with the option of designo exclusive nappa leather upholstery, and the interior of the Mercedes-Benz was designed with advanced polymers to enhance the acoustics. The Mercedes-Benz also features many luxuries that the Acura does not such as a cabin air-fragrance system and customizable ambient lighting. The high-end luxury in the GLC is what gives us the confidence to say it is the superior vehicle in this 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs Acura RDX comparison. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Mercedes-Benz GLC, visit our blog or contact us today at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale for a test drive.