2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs Acura RDX Comparison

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Acura RDX

2018 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300
2018 Acura RDX
  17.4 gal 16.0 gal
  22/28 20/28
9-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Acura RDX

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The demand for small, premium cross-over SUVs stems from these vehicles’ reliability, luxury and performance. Two leading vehicles in this segment are the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC® and the AMG® GLC 43 and the AWD version of the Acura RDX. Both have elegant interiors, user-friendly high-tech features and top resale value. Your best bet is to test-drive them both. We think you’ll prefer the vault-like solidity and extra value features of the Mercedes-Benz vehicle.


The engine for the AMG® GLC 43 is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 with 362 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. It outmuscles the RDX’s only engine, a 3.5-liter V6 developing 270 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0-liter turbo-4 in the GLC 300 has slightly less horsepower (241 hp), but more torque (273 lb-ft).


The Mercedes-Benz and the Acura provide front seat-belt pretensioners and the following airbags: driver, passenger, front head curtain, front side and rear head curtain. However, only the Mercedes-Benz gives you a driver knee airbag and rear pretensioners. The GLC standard safety features include Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Crosswind Assist and PRESAFE®, and optional features include active blind-spot and lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and steering assist. RDX offers several of these features, but none are standard.


The Mercedes-Benz GLC delivers certain features that are either not available or not standard on the Acura RDX. For example, the Mercedes-Benz provides a nine-speed automatic transmission versus the Acura’s six-speed. Standard features exclusive to the GLC are front dual power headrests, front dual power lumbar support, vehicle location system, rear armrest storage, and in-glass radio antenna. GLC options not available on the RDX include rear electronic parking aid with camera, genuine wood trim on center console, power sunshade, and cooled front seats.

We think it’s clear: The GLC class beats all the competition. Come visit our Mercedes-Benz dealership today for a test-drive, and enjoy the exceptional service that is always our highest priority.

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