Comparison - Lexus RX 350 F sport 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC300 4MATIC 2017

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Average Price: 
50,320
Updated: 
06 Mar 2018
40,606
Updated: 
23 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.20gals
17.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Nebula Gray Pearl
#656567
Ultra White
#EAEAEA
Atomic Silver
#B6B2B1
Silver Lining Metallic
#D8D9DD
Obsidian
#171B1C
Nightfall Mica
#042568
Matador Red Mica
#9B2A2C
Caviar
#252525
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Dakota Brown Metallic
#52331B
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#A5A5A5
Lunar Blue Metallic
#1E3459
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Selenite Grey Metallic
#525659
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#951316
designo Dakota Brown Magno (matte)
#52331B
designo Diamond White Metallic
#E9E9E9

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Lexus RX 350 ranked #9 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Lexus RX 350 has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 33 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Coddling ride
Many standard and available features

Cons
Low safety scores for class
Less cargo room than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The RX 350 is available in just two versions, and we think it's worth spending a bit more and upgrading to the F Sport trim. The F Sport, despite its name, isn't as sporty as some vehicles in the class such as the Porsche Macan, but it does bundle several desirable options together, including the adaptive suspension dampers and heated and ventilated front seats. The F Sport also gives the RX a more aggressive look and 20-inch wheels as standard.

PROS
Attractive cabin with top-quality materials and construction
Ride quality makes almost any road feel smooth
Advanced safety features come standard
Wide cargo bay makes it easy to load luggage and groceries

CONS
Less overall cargo capacity than competitors
Optional tech interface is distracting to use while driving

By: 
edmunds.com

The Lexus RX makes a style-conscious statement like never before, and it hasn’t lost its grip on good manners.

Pros
Bracing design
Swift acceleration
Broad range of road manners
Hybrid's high gas mileage
High-tech safety standard

Cons
That polarizing sheet metal
Gets expensive in a hurry
Firm F Sport ride
Gas-only mileage just average

By: 
thecarconnection.com

In the highly competitive compact luxury SUV segment, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is definitely worth your consideration. It combines a practical size, strong performance and a luxurious cabin with a long list of optional amenities.The existing Mercedes-Benz GLC300 comes off its debut year with a minor shuffling of features. The big news is the addition of the high-performance AMG GLC 43, with a potent V6 engine.

Pros
Balance of comfort and performance makes it an appealing daily driver
Solid fuel efficiency from the standard four-cylinder engine
Plenty of room for adult-sized passengers in back
Elegant design inside and out gives it a true luxury appearance.

Cons
Technology interface isn't always easy to use
Only one four-cylinder engine offered unless you step up to the ultra-high-performance AMG model.

By: 
edmunds.com

The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class makes a terrific combination of the features and practical needs most buyers want in an attractive package.
Complementing the automaker's C-Class sedan, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is a well thought-out compact crossover that offers its own swoopy styling and attractive range of engines.

Pros
Spacious, attractive interior
Wide range of engine and body choices
"Coupe" bodystyle is unique
Comprehensive available safety features

Cons
Safety features come at a price
"Coupe" loses some practicality
Base GLC300 can feel numb
Diesel model delayed (again)

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class ranks 3 out of 14 Luxury Compact SUVs. If you're looking for refinement – both inside and out – you'll want to look at the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC. This polished luxury compact SUV comes with more standard features than many of its competitors and has a handsome interior that emphasizes simple elegance.

Pros
Comfortable, elegant interior
Abundance of standard and optional safety features
Quiet, refined ride

Cons
Below-average cargo capacity behind rear seats

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
v
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
268ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
273ft-lbs
at 1 300rpm
Horsepower: 
295hp
at 6 300rpm
241hp
at 5 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
38.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Destination Download
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Adaptive Cruise Control
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Roadside Assistance
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.50in
183.30in
Width: 
74.60in
74.40in
Height: 
67.70in
64.50in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
8.90in
Front Track: 
64.20in
63.80in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
109.80in
113.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
37.80
Front Hip Room: 
56.60in
Front Leg Room: 
44.10in
40.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.80in
57.30in
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
38.50
Rear Hip Room: 
56.10in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
37.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.60in
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.30cu.ft
56.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.40cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4387.00lbs
4001.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
no
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8-Way Power Driver Seat
8-Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Leatherette
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Interior Air Filtration
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
9 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Memory Card Slot
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
2 subwoofer(s)
USB connection
Memory card slot

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.0
18 x 8.0
Wheels more: 
Painted Alloy Wheels
All-Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated rear disc brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
4-Wheel ABS
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
LED Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Pre-collision safety system
Post-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Blind Spot Assist
Airbag Deployment Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Vehicle Alarm notification
Turn signal mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Towing Prep Package
Cold Weather Package
Leather Seating Package
Premium 1 Package
Advanced Parking Assist Package
Sport Package
Night Package
Designo Black Leather Package
Designo Platinum White Leather Package
Premium 2 Package
Premium 3 Package
Exterior Options: 
Bi-LED Headlamps W/Adaptive Front Lighting System
Ball Mount
Door Edge Film By 3M
Panoramic Moonroof W/Aluminum Roof Rails
Running Boards
Touch-Free Power Rear Door
Mudguards
Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof W/Aluminum Roof Rails
Tow Hitch Receiver
Body-Side Moldings
Door Edge Guards
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Triple Beam LED Headlamps
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards w/Rubber Studs
19" 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Panorama Roof
Trailer Hitch (Class II)
Rear Spoiler
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke (Grey)
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke (Black)
LED Headlamps and Taillamps
18" 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG Multispoke (Black)
Wheel Locks
Illuminated Grille Star
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Liners
Key Gloves (F SPORT)
Color Heads-Up Display
Universal Tablet Holder
Illuminated Door Sills
12.3" Navigation System W/Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package
Carpet Cargo Mat
12.3" Navigation System W/Multimedia Display
Key Gloves
Cargo Net
Heated Front Seats
Burmester Surround Sound System
Heated Rear Seats
Air Balance
SiriusXM Radio
Heated Steering Wheel
Rear Side Window Sunshades
Head-Up Display
Touchpad Controller
Garmin Map Pilot
COMAND Hard-drive Navigation w/ 8.4" Screen
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black leather with Scored Aluminum trim
#575757
Rioja Red leather with Scored Aluminum trim
#784F4D
Stratus Gray leather with Scored Aluminum trim
#C6C6BE
Color: 
Black, leather
#131313
Black, leatherette
#1A1A1A
Espresso Brown/Black, leather
#49433E
Espresso Brown/Black, leatherette
#58524D
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#8D6658
Silk Beige/Black, leatherette
#BDB0A7
Silk Beige/Espresso Brown, leather
#BDB0A7
designo Black/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#1D1D1D
designo Platinum White/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#A4A6A8