No matter what climate you live in, an SUV provides value that no other vehicle can. It is big enough to haul cargo or a family, yet still small enough to use for commuting to work by yourself. Once you've made up your mind about buying an SUV though, you are stuck with a wall of options that all claim to be the best. Is there really one that is the best? Maybe. Can we at least compare the 2016 Mercedes-Benz vs 2016 Lexus RX? Absolutely.
These luxury SUVs both offer the highest level of quality in their class. The Lexus RX stands on almost twenty years of experience, while the GLC is brand new, young, and full of design cues that remind you it was designed in this century. Both share many similarities and both have their own impressive strengths that warrant their presence in this comparison. Both cost roughly $40,000, both get the same gas mileage, and both offer all the latest automotive technologies.
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The first and one of the only big differences between the GLC and the RX is the engine. The Lexus takes a conservative approach with a traditional 3.5-liter V6 while the GLC takes a page out of the new millennium with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The RX certainly has more horsepower than the GLC, but the GLC still accelerates from 0-60 quicker than the RX, and the V6 in the RX has less torque than the GLC. Because of these facts and the $3,000 difference in price, we have to give the crown to the Mercedes-Benz GLC. Right now it is only offered in one trim, but we expect to see a lot more performance from the GLC down the road. If you have any questions regarding this 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2016 Lexus RX comparison, contact us today at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead.