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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs Acura RDX

Mercedes-Benz and Acura are both highly skilled in the art of the SUV. Both the GLC and the RDX provide drivers with unmeasurable value. They are benchmarks to success and they have never been more affordable or capable as they are today. For 2017, these two SUVs offer the very latest in passenger vehicle technology, but we have a few arguments that suggest the GLC is where you want to put your money.  

The Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLC 43 and the Acura RDX Advance are the flagship trims of their respective models. This means they are representative of the best work both Acura and Mercedes-Benz can do. They come with most of the available options standard and they feature the most powerful engines offered for both SUVs. On the outside, the two vehicles are quite similar. In terms of size, they are almost identical. In terms of style, they both feature a unique, modern design that accurately portrays what each brand is all about. Actually, the real  differences aren't revealed until you pop the hood.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs Acura RDX

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLC 43 SUV VS 2017 Acura RDX Advance SUV
3.0L Biturbo V6 Engine 3.5L V6
362 Horsepower 279
384 Torque 252
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 6-Speed Automatic


Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLC 3.0L Biturbo V6 Engine

One of the things that makes a Mercedes-Benz such an enticing mode of transportation is the engineering. With the help of AMG®, Mercedes-Benz makes some of the most powerful, efficient, and reliable engines in the world, which is certainly the case with the Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLC 43. It doesn't feature a completely hand-built AMG® engine like other Mercedes-Benz AMG® models, but it is enhanced by AMG®.  

We will admit that the RDX does get better gas mileage than the GLC, but at what cost? After being behind the wheel of the GLC, you will see why the extra horsepower is completely necessary. Especially when paired with the new for 2017 9-speed automatic transmission, there is no compact luxury SUV that can keep up with the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC. If you have any questions about the GLC, come see us today at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead.

2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43's front seats
2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 driving through a river
Rear seats of the 2017 Acura RDX
2017 Acura RDX driving on a road with mountains behind