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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs Acura RDX

Mercedes-Benz has been well known, for more than 100 years, for selling the most luxurious cars on the planet. Every once and a while, a manufacturer, like Acura, will come up with a vehicle that offers equivalent levels of luxury and excellence, giving Mercedes-Benz a run for its money. In this case, we are speaking of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and the 2017 Acura RDX Standard. These two compact SUVs provide drivers with unmeasurable utility and content, but which one does it better? 

Around the exterior, the Acura RDX and the Mercedes-Benz GLC share many visual cues. From the flowing curves to the sharp edges, it is hard to tell that the RDX is almost an inch wider or that the GLC is slightly shorter in length. Even from the inside, the extra height of the RDX is virtually unnoticeable. What is noticable, however, is the difference in performance.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs Acura RDX

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 FWD SUV VS 2017 Acura RDX Standard FWD SUV
2.0L I4 Turbo Engine 3.5L V6
241 Horsepower 279
273 Torque 252
22 City MPG /28 Highway MPG Fuel Economy 20 City MPG / 28 Highway MPG


Mercedes-Benz Turbo Performance

Mercedes-Benz has stumbled upon a secret that some other manufacturers still can't seem to grasp. It is turbocharging, and although the turbocharger used to stand for high speeds and unreliable engines, it is now a symbol of efficiency and advanced engineering. In the Mercedes-Benz the 2.0L turbocharged engine may not have as much horsepower as the RDX with the naturally aspirated V6, but it is the difference in torque that will make you smile. 

When you pair this engine with the 9-speed automatic transmission, you get an SUV that is faster, more efficient, more comfortable, and downright fun. If you have any questions about what makes the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 a shoe-in over the Acura RDX, come to Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead today to get behind the wheel, but don't say we didn't warn you.

Cabin of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe
Seats inside the 2017 Acura RDX Standard
Steering wheel and dashboard of the 2017 Acura RDX
Front seats of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe