Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC 300 4MATIC 2020 - vs - Acura RDX SH-AWD A-Spec 2021

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
44,500
Updated: 
05 Oct 2019
$
46,100
Updated: 
03 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.40gals
17.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Designo Diamond White Metallic
#E9E9E9
Designo Selenite Grey Magno
#4A4E51
Graphite Grey Metallic
#4A4C53
Designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#951316
Mojave Silver Metallic
#757577
Lunar Blue Metallic
#1E3459
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Iridium Silver Metallic
#A5A5A5
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Selenite Grey Metallic
#525659
Black
#000000
Polar White
#D1D5CB
Color: 
Modern Steel Metallic
#494a4c
Majestic Black Pearl
#1c252d
Performance Red Pearl
#971c30
Platinum White Pearl
#f4f4f4
Apex Blue Pearl
#022a72
Lunar Silver Metallic
#8d919a

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The GLC-Class is a wholly competent crossover that could only benefit from more excitement.

Pros
Quiet and refined,
gorgeous and spacious interior,
more practical than a C-Class.

Cons
Lacks driving verve,
limited cargo space,
most driver assists aren't standard.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is comfortable and quiet, with few rivals in among small luxury crossovers.

Pros
Great looks
Performance potential in AMG versions
Comfortable ride and interior
Good rear seat room
Good active safety features, standard and optional

Cons
Top spec versions are pricey
Refresh was very light
Compromised outward vision in coupes
Small rear doors in coupes

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class comes with rear wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic.Now offers Mercedes' excellent MBUX infotainment system.More power for the GLC 300 and GLC 43.GLC 350e plug-in gets larger battery and more electric range.

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

Cons
Pricier than some rivals
Some common standard driver aids are still optional

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Acura RDX satisfies sport-sedan drivers and crossover needers alike with strong performance and scads of space.

Pros
Smart style
Strong turbo-4
Warm, inviting cabin
Tech-savvy AWD
Above-par ride and handling

Cons
Infotainment touchpad
Needs better rear seats
Meh on the gas mileage
Cliché-free; cachet-free, too?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 Acura RDX's #5 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Compact SUVs category. Currently the Acura RDX has a score of 8.1 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 24 pieces of research and data elements using various.

Pros
Long list of standard features
Roomy cabin
Balanced ride
Athletic handling

Cons
No engine upgrades available
Clunky infotainment system
Below-average predicted reliability rating

By: 
usnews.com

No significant changes for 2021.Part of the third RDX generation introduced for 2019.

Pros
Roomy cabin and cargo area
Sharp steering and handling
Well-trimmed cabin
Lots of available tech for much less than competitors

Cons
No choice of powertrain
Options are bundled solely into packages
Touchpad controller can be difficult to use

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
273ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
280ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
255hp
at 5 800rpm
272hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
38.90Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
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, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
Sun sensor
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.30in
186.70in
Width: 
74.80in
74.80in
Height: 
64.70in
65.70in
Ground Clearance: 
5.00in
8.20in
Front Track: 
63.80in
64.20in
Rear Track: 
64.70in
Wheel Base: 
113.10in
108.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.80
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
38.00
Front Leg Room: 
40.80in
42.00in
Rear leg room: 
37.30in
38.00in
Front Hip Room: 
55.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.30in
60.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
50.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in
57.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.50cu.ft
79.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.40cu.ft
31.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
29.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3977.00lbs
4015.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes
More Instruments: 
Center limited slip differential

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
hands-free entry
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
ventilated driver seat
ventilated passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
premium leather/sueded microfiber
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
rear ventilation ducts
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
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
10.25-inch touchscreen
Apple CarPlay
wireless charging
Memory Card Slot
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
16 total speakers
speed sensitive volume control
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
710 watts stereo output
USB connection
1 subwoofer(s)
surround audio surround audio (discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Auto-On/Off Headlight Operation with Wiper Integration
LED-Illuminated Dragon Tail Taillights, Brakelights, Side Mirror-Integrated Directional Signals, Rear License and Center High Mount Stop Light
Heated Side Mirrors
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0 In.
20 x 8.0 in.
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
All season tires
painted alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
pre-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
LED headlamp
blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system

Options

Packages: 
AMG Line
Driver Assistance Package
Exterior Lighting Package
Premium Package
Multimedia Package
Night Package
Parking Assistance Package
Designo Two-Tone Platinum White Pearl/Black Nappa Leather Package
Exterior Options: 
20" AMG Multispoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Black Mirror Housing Covers
19" 10-Spoke Wheels
Carbon Style Mirror Housing Covers
Illuminated Star
Spare Tire
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards
Trailer Hitch
20" AMG Y 5-Spoke Staggered Wheels
20" Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
LED Logo Projectors
19" 5-Spoke Wheels
Body-Color Roof Spoiler
18" 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG Multispoke Wheels
Wheel Locks
20" AMG Y 5-Spoke Non-Staggered Wheels
Chrome Front Trim
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Chrome Rear Trim
19" 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Panorama Roof
Interior Options: 
Head-Up Display
Burmester Surround Sound System
Heat And Noise-Insulating Front Side Glass
All-Season Front Floormats
Black Fabric Headliner
3-Position Memory For Passenger Seat
12.3" Digital Instrument Cluster
Ventilated Front Seats
Porcelain Fabric Headliner
Crystal Grey Fabric Headliner
Heated Steering Wheel
Topstitched MB-Tex Upper Dash And Door Trim
3-Zone Climate Control
Inductive Wireless Charging And NFC Pairing
USB-C Adapter Cable
Heated Rear Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#000000
Magma Grey/Black, leather
#50535B
Magma Grey/Black MB-Tex, leatherette
#50535B
Silk Beige/Black, leather
#B3A29F
AMG Saddle Brown, leather
#7D554A
AMG Cranberry Red/Black MB-Tex, leatherette
#843A3D
AMG Black MB-Tex, leatherette
#10131B
AMG Saddle Brown MB-Tex, leatherette
#7D554A
Black MB-Tex, leatherette
#000000
Silk Beige/Black MB-Tex, leatherette
#B3A29F
Designo Platinum White Pearl/Black Nappa, premium leather
#C1C4C6
AMG Cranberry Red/Black, leather
#843A3D
AMG Black, leather
#10131B
Color: 
Ebony, premium leather/sueded microfiber
#0f0f0f
Red, premium leather/sueded microfiber
#9f3036