2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Lexus NX

Specs at a Glance

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Engine Torque

  273 ft-lbs

Horsepower

  241 hp


2018 Lexus NX

2018 Lexus NX

Engine Torque

  258 ft-lbs

Horsepower

  235 hp

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Lexus NX

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When it comes to two-row SUVs, it is a brand new world. Though originally scoffed at, two-row SUVs are quickly becoming the best selling car segment in the world. Every car maker on Earth is trying to muscle their way into the market, but when it comes to the luxury car market, one name stands above the rest.

Mercedes-Benz is a name synonymous with luxury vehicles, and their new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC is no exception. With stirring style, exhilarating performance and comfort you will not want to leave, the GLC is at the pinnacle of the two-row SUV market. Consider the GLC in comparison to the Lexus NX. Lexus is a well known company, of course, and their cars are well regarded. Just how does the GLC compare to the NX? The results are not surprising…

Performance

Make no mistake about it, this SUV has performance most sportscars are jealous of. The 2.0L 4 cylinder engine produces an impressive 241 horsepower (more than the Lexus) with 273lbs of torque (more than the Lexus) and both vehicles get the same fuel mileage. The Mercedes-Benz GLC comes standard with four independent wheel multi-link suspension systems, each one electronically adapting to the road. Mercedes-Benz’s proprietary and highly regarded 4MATIC® all wheel drive ensures maximum grip in any weather and on any road surface. Let’s be fair to the Lexus NX: it’s 2.0 liter engine is technically 122 cubic inches, compared to the Mercedes-Benz’s 121 cubic inches.

Technology

Mercedes-Benz has always been a leader in technology, and they have worked hard to keep that advantage in their GLC. The GLC offers the new COMAND® system to easily operate and control its infotainment system. The GLC’s safety programs are operated by advanced radar systems that monitor the road far more accurately than any system that proceeded it. Optional driver programs can intervene on the behalf of the driver in a number of emergency situations. Premium audio options allow you the greatest sound clarity on your commute. The Mercedes-Benz GLC also has a connected app to allow you remote start and playlist adjustments before you even get into your vehicle, as well as connected phone pairing and advanced WiFi hot spot creation.

Comfort

A Mercedes-Benz is more than just speed and technology. Saying the interior of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz is trite; every aspect of the GLC’s interior is meticulously engineered for comfort. No detail is too small, from the stitching of the leather to the aircraft inspired air vents. Three steps of comfort are available, up to a designo® Nappa leather interior with soft touch, premium materials. The front and rear seats can be heated or ventilated. All of the technology has been intelligently placed for ease of access for the driver. There is even an option for ionized, purified air in the vehicle, complete with the chance to choose the ionized air fragrance. The Lexus NX has a number of options, but it cannot compete with the sheer luxury that Mercedes-Benz offers with its GLC.

Conclusion

If you are in the market for the finest two-row luxury SUV on the market, your choice is clear. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC has everything you might need in a luxury SUV. Do not settle for “good” when you can have the best. Contact your local Mercedes-Benz dealer to schedule a test drive today.


* Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.