2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2016 Acura RDX

The perfect car is not necessarily the same for everyone. While you might be looking for the most efficient model, the next person may not even consider fuel-economy ratings during their search. Personal preferences aside, there are objective benefits to choosing one model or the other in many instances. Within the luxury SUV segment, choices are abundant, and sifting through all your options can be overwhelming.

Two of the top options within the midsize luxury SUV segment are the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC and Acura RDX. Although they share a number of characteristics, there are a number of things that separate the two. To help you quickly determine the key similarities and differences between the two, we briefly compared the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs.  2016 Acura RDX. Of course, nothing can replace a test drive, and if you're interested in getting a closer look, schedule a test drive in one of the GLC models in our inventory at the button below.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 VS Acura RDX Base
2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine 3.5L V-6
241 HP / 273 lb-ft Torque Power Ratings 279 HP / 252 lb-ft Torque
N/A Fuel Efficiency 19 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 6-Speed Automatic

What are the differences between the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC and Acura RDX?

For two vehicles in the same segment, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC and 2016 Acura RDX are quite different, starting with their engines. Mercedes-Benz takes a more progressive approach with a turbocharged 4-cylidner engine while Acura utilizes a naturally aspirated V-6. Although the RDX produces a little more than 30 additional horsepower, the turbocharged engine of the GLC delivers more torque, which helps with quick accelerations.

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For 2016, Mercedes-Benz added a 9-speed automatic transmission to the GLC, which provides three more gears than the RDX. While the EPA hasn't released fuel-economy ratings at the time of this writing, we expect to see figures that surpass those of the RDX thanks to the turbocharged engine and the new transmission. This page will be updated when those ratings become available.

One of the new highlights of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC is the DYNAMIC SELECT system, which is becoming more widely available in the Mercedes-Benz utility lineup. With DYNAMIC SELECT, drivers can adjust key vehicle components and systems to provide distinct driving experiences. Selectable modes like Comfort, Sport, and Eco give drivers a chance to create a truly enjoyable experience behind the wheel.

Although there are benefits to both, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC is one of the most complete vehicles in its class. See if for yourself and experience the new DYNAMIC SELECT system at Loeber Motors.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Technology Interior
2016 Acura RDX Interior

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