2021 Acura RDX vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

White 2021 Acura RDX, VS icon, and black 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Are you shopping around for a compact luxury SUV? Are you undecided about which model to buy? Take a look at the 2021 Acura RDX, with its eye-catching styling, an abundance of premium features and cutting-edge technologies, a comfortable and refined interior, a smooth and quiet ride, superb performance, and off-road prowess. See how the Acura RDX stacks up against the SUV competition in this 2021 Acura RDX SH-AWD® vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC comparison.

On the performance front, the Acura RDX SH-AWD® outmuscles the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC. Its 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine doles out 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, compared to 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque for the 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine in the GLC 300 4MATIC. The RDX SH-AWD® also has the more advanced transmission, with a 10-speed automatic, compared to the 9-speed automatic in the GLC 300 4MATIC.

2021 Acura RDX SH-AWD®


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC

272-hp/280 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 255-hp/273 lb-ft
10-speed Automatic Transmission 9-speed Automatic
Standard Road Departure Mitigation System No
Standard Active Sound Control No

Advantages of the 2021 Acura RDX

Acura infused the 2021 RDX SH-AWD® with a very high level of safety, especially with its plethora of standard driving assistance features. This includes a Road Departure Mitigation System, a Forward Collision Warning System, Auto High-Beam Headlights, Adaptive Cruise Control, a Lane Keeping Assist System, and a Lane Departure Warning System. The 2020 GLC 300 4MATIC comes standard with a Forward Collision Warning System. However, it doesn’t offer a Road Departure Mitigation System, and the rest of the aforementioned driving assistance features are only available with a package upgrade.

With the standard Active Sound Control feature in the RDX SH-AWD®, you can enjoy a quiet ride on your journeys. The GLC 300 4MATIC doesn’t offer an Active Sound Control feature.

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