2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC VS 2018 Lexus RX

When it comes to finding a confident luxury crossover vehicle, there are multiple options on the market offering a variety of premium features, confident performance, stunning good looks, and elite quality. The two models in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Lexus RX comparison both offer plenty of luxury, but they have very different focuses. While the 2018 Lexus RX, with its standard V-6 engine, can deliver more power and has a larger overall interior, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC compact luxury vehicle time and again holds the edge on elite and high-value features.

One example of this is in the front seating available on these vehicles. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC comes standard with a 14-way-adjusting powered driver’s seat with memory settings, and buyers can also opt for a 14-way power-adjusting front passenger seat. In contrast, the 2018 Lexus RX is available with just 10-way power-adjustable seating.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2018 Lexus RX 350
2.0-L turbocharged four-cylinder (273 lb-ft) Base Engine 3.5-liter V-6 (268 lb-ft)
Available Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Compatibility N/A
ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Individual Drive Modes Normal, ECO, Sport S
14-way power adjusting with memory (standard) Driver Seating 10-way power adjusting (available)

Drive Mode Options on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Other attractive features available on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC and not on the Lexus crossover include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, responsive interior lighting options, and a fragrance system.

The Lexus model may seem like the performance-oriented option in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Lexus RX comparison. Its 2018 RX 350 model comes standard with a V-6 engine rated for 295 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque, while the base 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that offers 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. However, the Mercedes-Benz model does offer more torque and some handling advantages that the 2018 Lexus RX does not. While both these models come with selectable drive modes, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC comes standard with five options. The 2018 Lexus RX 350 Premium comes standard with only three, though Sport S+ and Customize options are available on upper trims.

Here at Star Motor Cars in Houston TX, we love the good looks, quality, and engaging features that the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC brings to the road. If you are interested in learning more about this model, or even taking a test drive, contact a member of our sales team today.

rear view of a brown 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC on a black background
driver cockpit of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC interior with a sunset in the background
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC dashboard in dark colors