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

MSRP*: $40,160 to $46,910
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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

MSRP*: $43,200 to $51,650
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Invoice* $37,751 to $44,096 $40,608 to $48,551
MPG - City 33 MPG 21 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 MPG 28 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 53.6 ft3 56.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 154 hp 255 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 182.7 in 183.3 - 186.3 in
Exterior Width 73.6 in 74.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.8 in
Rear 36.1 in
Front 40.8 in
Rear 37.2 - 37.3 in
Head Room Front 37.4 - 38.2 in
Rear 38.0 - 38.1 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 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.

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.

Powertrain
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.

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.