2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2016 Lexus NX 200t
Compact luxury crossovers have exploded in popularity over the course of the past few years, evidenced by increased sales and a continuously expanding market. As drivers are faced with more and more options, comparing top choices is pivotal to making the best purchase. With that in mind, let's explore two of the segment's top options in our 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2016 Lexus NX 200t.
To start, their powertrains are comparable, with the GLC's most recent update giving it an edge over the NX 200t. Both house 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines, and although the numbers aren't drastically different, the GLC has the edge in both horsepower and torque ratings. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC also is equipped with a new 9G-TRONIC 9-speed transmission, where Lexus' crossover utilizes a 6-speed option. All that culminates in fuel-economy ratings that are nearly identical, according to EPA estimates.
|2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300||VS||Lexus NX 200t Base|
|2.0L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder||Engine||2.0L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder|
|9-Speed Automatic||Transmission||6-Speed Automatic|
|241 HP / 273 lb-ft Torque||Power Ratings||235 HP / 258 lb-ft torque|
|20.5 cu.ft||Trunk Space||17.7 cu.ft.|
Deciding between the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 and Lexus NX 200t
While performance specs tell part of the story, there is much more to consider when comparing these two models. For families and carpoolers, space is a major consideration, and an area in which the GLC edges out the Lexus NX 200t. While all interior measurements are not officially available, the GLC sits on a much longer wheelbase (8.4") than the Lexus NX 200t. We also know the GLC features more trunk space (see table) with the seats in place. The rear seats fold down to make more cargo space in both vehicles, but the GLC's 40-20-40 bench allows for more configuration options than the 60-40 split in the NX 200t. Max cargo space also favors the GLC by 2 cubic-feet.
There are advantages to each of these models, but overall, the numbers favor the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 in Chicago IL in most categories. Start your own comparison by scheduling a test drive in the new Mercedes-Benz GLC crossover at Loeber Motors.