2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 | NewCars.com

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2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Review

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2021 Acura
RDX

MSRP*: $38,400 to $51,000
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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

MSRP*: $43,200 to $51,650
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Invoice* $36,458 to $48,394 $40,608 to $48,551
MPG - City 21 - 22 MPG 21 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG 28 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 58.9 ft3 56.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 272 hp 255 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 186.7 in 183.3 - 186.3 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 74.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 40.8 in
Rear 37.2 - 37.3 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 38.9 - 39.6 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.6 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Acura RDX than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. The Acura RDX offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura RDX as you will with the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura RDX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Acura RDX and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Acura RDX is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. When looking at overall length, the Acura RDX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Handling
The Acura RDX has the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is clearly the choice over the Acura RDX for pulling heavy loads. The Acura RDX has a little more horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Acura RDX and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Acura RDX and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. The Acura RDX has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Warranty
The Acura RDX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.