Compare Mercedes-Benz GLC


The Mercedes-Benz GLC Luxury Midsize SUV Excels in Areas Where the Competition Falters

Driving or riding in a luxury SUV delivers a different experience than any other category of vehicle, and it's one that all manner of our customers, from recent grads to retirees and everyone in between, find best hits every box on their checklist. Sporty, spacious, stylish, and sensible, the models of this class feel tailored to each individual driver, or at least some do.

Below, to aid the car shoppers from Mount Airy to Wilkesboro to Salisbury, NC and beyond that are looking to buy a luxury SUV, we've highlighted some of the differences between the Mercedes-Benz GLC, a standard of the class, and competitors, like the Lexus NX 300 and Audi Q5, so check it out!


The Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. The Lexus NX 300

  • Few models can match the high-end feel and timeless style of the cabin of the Mercedes-Benz GLC, which has more leg, head, and shoulder room for the rear row, finer seat surface options, and a larger cargo space than the Lexus NX 300 offers.
  • Both models offer a gas engine and a plug-in hybrid powertrain, so Clemmons drivers will have some choices to make in this regard, but if you're looking for a ride that feels powerful, smooth, and confident, the Mercedes-Benz GLC has more horsepower, torque, and a transmission with more speeds than the powertrains of the Lexus NX.
  • The safety technology packages of these models are similar, but the Mercedes-Benz GLC comes standard with some features, like rain-sensing wipers and attention assist, and offers others, like crosswind assist, that the Lexus NX does not. These features may be why the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC earned the highest honor of the IIHS, 2018 Top Safety Pick+, while the Lexus NX was a tier below.
  • Whether it's technology, like the FrontBass® twin-subwoofer system, programs, like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, or amenities, like the fragrance system and ambient lighting, the cabin of the Mercedes-Benz GLC feels more refined than the cabin of the Lexus NX, so passengers ride in ultimate ease and comfort.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. The Audi Q5

  • At first glance, the gas engines of these two models are similar regarding the horsepower and torque they provide for the driver's thrills, but the Mercedes-Benz GLC is several hundred pounds lighter and gets better gas mileage on the highway, so you feel the power more and for longer without having to stop at a pump. Plus, the plug-in hybrid engine of the Mercedes-Benz GLC has the most horsepower, torque, and best efficiency of any of the options of the two models.
  • The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC has several safety and driver-assist technologies that the Audi Q5 doesn't such as the DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist system that can handle braking, accelerating, and even turning for you in various driving situations. Some of these safety technologies may be why the IIHS awarded it a 2018 Top Safety Pick+ award, which the 2018 Audi Q5 did not receive.
  • From features to help you load heavy cargo in the rear more easily, like the automatic lowering system, to multi-way adjustable seats more likely to have your preferred driving position to a rear seat entertainment system that Lexington, NC little ones will enjoy on longer trips, the Mercedes-Benz GLC has more ways it caters to passenger comfort than the Audi Q5.


Experience the Luxurious Advantages of the Mercedes-Benz GLC at Mercedes-Benz of Winston-Salem!

We hope this took away at least some of the stress that this process is sure to bring about, and whether you have some more questions, want to test drive a model, or you know the Mercedes-Benz GLC is the one for you, reach out to us today, and we'll do our best to help you out!