2021 Lexus NX 300h vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 | NewCars.com

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2021 Lexus NX 300h vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Review

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2021 Lexus
NX 300h

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

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MSRP*
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$40,160 to $46,910
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$43,200 to $51,650
Invoice* $37,751 to $44,096 $40,608 to $48,551
MPG - City 33 21 - 22
MPG - Hwy 30 28 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 than in the Lexus NX 300h, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Lexus NX 300h and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus NX 300h 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). The Lexus NX 300h is somewhat more expensive 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 Lexus NX 300h and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus NX 300h is a little narrower than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Lexus NX 300h takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Drivetrain
The Lexus NX 300h has much lower torque than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lexus NX 300h has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is clearly the choice over the Lexus NX 300h for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus NX 300h has a lot less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Lexus NX 300h and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. The Lexus NX 300h has less cargo space than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Lexus NX 300h comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.