Compare 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2019 Acura RDX

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2019 Acura RDX
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 2019 Acura RDX
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2019 Acura RDX

Serving Fort Mitchell, KY

Mercedes-Benz introduced the GLC in 2015, and this compact luxury crossover SUV continues to be a first-generation option that inspires excitement behind the wheel. Some drivers compare the coveted GLC to the Acura RDX, which is also classified as a compact luxury crossover SUV. The RDX has been offered since 2007 as Acura’s entry-level SUV. It is now a third-generation vehicle. Despite the fact that these two crossover SUVs sit in the same vehicle class, they are stunningly different.


The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC is designed to have nimble yet powerful performance and exceptional handling. This is enabled partially by the GLC’s exterior design, which includes an aerodynamic profile with well-placed contouring. This contouring boasts sophisticated buffering for a smooth finish. The chrome grille has a horizontal bar design, and this sits atop a rugged bumper with a modified skid plate. Exterior equipment includes a hands-free liftgate, beautiful LED headlights, foglamps, powered side mirrors, a sunroof and more. In comparison, the 2019 Acura RDX has an inverted pentagon-shaped grille that is influenced by a rounded hood. The bumper protrudes into the air intake portals, and the sharp headlight design gives the RDX’s front end a menacing look. Its sides angle severely to the front end while the roof edges downward over the tailgate.


Inside the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC, you will find a spacious interior with decadent finishes and ample technological features. Several high-quality materials are available for the supple, supportive seats, and these are accessorized by woodgrain and metallic trim. The large center stack towers outward slightly as it flows up into the large infotainment system screen. Despite the fact that the GLC is loaded with technologies, its dashboard is surprisingly clean and sophisticated. The 2019 RDX, on the other hand, has a unique panel with two rounded peaks in front of the driver and passenger. These peaks roll downward into a tight center stack.


The 2019 GLC is available with several powertrain options. One of these is a 3.0-liter, V6 twin-turbo engine that impresses you with 384 horsepower. The RDX is available with one powertrain option, and this is a 2.0-liter, turbo I4 engine that provides you with 280 horsepower. They both come with rack-and-pinion power steering, aluminum wheels, automatic transmission with overdrive and other features that impact performance.

The GLC and the RDX are both available in several trims, so it makes sense to compare the options more closely with a test drive experience. At Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell, we are ready to support your comparison by assisting with a GLC test drive, and by answering all of your questions about the trims and options. Reach out to our Mercedes-Benz sales associates soon to inquire about a test drive appointment.