2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2017 Acura RDX

With so many exceptional models to choose from, luxury SUV shoppers have a tough decision ahead of them. Luxury SUVs are practical and strong and offer a wide array of high-quality comfort elements and advanced technologies.

In an effort to inform prospective buyers, our team at Silver Star Motors put together some key differences and similarities between two top competitors in the luxury SUV segment. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC and 2017 Acura RDX each offer a number of unique elements while also sharing several similarities with one another.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC VS 2017 Acura RDX
273 lb-ft Torque 252 lb-ft
9-speed automatic Transmission 6-speed automatic
41.9 inches Front Head Room 38.7 inches
Standard Rain Sensor Wipers Only available on higher trims

Even though the Mercedes-Benz GLC comes standard with a 2.0-liter I-4 engine and the Acura RDX base trim is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, the GLC is able to deliver more torque as well as a larger standard towing capacity than the RDX. The GLC also comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission, compared to the RDX’s 6-speed alternative. On the inside, both models provide comfortable seating space for 5 passengers in addition to versatile cargo room. However, the Mercedes-Benz GLC stands out with more than 3 more inches of front seat head room than what is offered in the Acura RDX. Which luxury SUV is right for you?

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Long Island City NY

In addition to the elements mentioned above, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz has so much more to offer drivers in Long Island City, NY and the surrounding area. Standard features include rich wood interior trim, metallic finishes, Nappa leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, ATTENTION ASSIST®, LED Daytime Running Lamps, rearview camera, PRE-SAFE®, dual-zone automatic climate control, 14-way power driver seat with memory, 7-inch color display, FrontBass® system, wireless connectivity, dual USB ports, and much more.

On top of its standard elements, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC also offers a wide array of optional amenities, such as COMAND® hard-drive navigation, in-car Wi-Fi hotspot, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, Surround View System, and PARKTRONIC® with Active Parking Assist, among many others. Not to mention, shoppers can choose from 3 different GLC SUV models--the GLC 300, GLC 300 4MATIC®, and AMG GLC 43.

When you are ready to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC in Long Island City, NY, you can schedule a test drive with our team at Silver Star Motors.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC dashboard

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