2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2019 Lexus NX 300*

  2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV 300 2018 Lexus NX 300 FWD
  Engine 2. 0L 14 2. 0L 14
  Horsepower (RPM) 241 @ 5500 235 @ 4800
  Front Crash Test - Driver
 5 Star 4 Star
  Number of transmission speeds 9 6
  Cargo Volume 56.5 54.6

Both the Mercedes-Benz GLC and the Lexus NX 300 are top selling luxury SUVs, but in a side by side comparison the Mercedes-Benz GLC is the clear winner. 


Why is the Mercedes-Benz miles ahead of the Lexus?

Performance and Handling


The 241-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4 in the GLC 300 combines numerous advances to deliver more power from less fuel. Its rapid-multispark ignition and high-pressure Direct Injection can fine-tune themselves in milliseconds. Its turbocharger spools up quickly to boost response, helping deliver all of the engine's 273 lb-ft of torque at just 1,300 rpm. Widely variable timing of all 16 valves and innovative 3-phase cooling team up to reduce emissions while raising your emotions.


Those who like to feel the road and command of the wheel prefer the GLC's Direct-Steer System over the convention steering of the Lexus. It provides quicker steering and lighter effort while parking.

 Serious Design


The functional appeal of the GLC is clearly evident with its long wheelbase, short overhangs and lean muscle evident from front to rear. The iconic grille, shapely headlamps and taillamps, and coupe-like side windows identify it immediately as a modern Mercedes-Benz.  



The Mercedes-Benz GLE gets a 5-star rating for both the driver and passenger in crash tests while the Luxus NX is only rated at 4-star for both. 

GLC safety keeps an eye on your future. Radar helps spot hazards in your path. A team of standard and optional systems can monitor all around you, alert you, help you brake, and even respond on your behalf to help reduce collisions.

Comfort and Convenience


Here the GLE excels with 14-way power driver seat with memory, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless start, power tailgate, folding side mirrors and more cargo space than the Lexus NX


Audio and Entertainment



 The GLE is a full feature SUV when it comes to audio and entertainment. Just some of the features include a central controller and 7-inch color display from the cockpit.  Burmester Surround Sound System, hands-free Bluetooth® interface and command navigation with 8.4 inch screen, SiriusXM Traffic and Weather with 5 years of service enhancing the driving experience. 


*Chart Source: //www.lexus.com/compare/report/47933/47261

MB Features Source: https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicles/model/class-GLC/model-GLC300W 

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