Compare 2021 Acura RDX vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2021 Acura RDX vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2021 Acura RDX 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC
  272 hp 255 hp
  Standard Available on other styles
Cargo Space *
  79.8 cu. ft. 56.5 cu. ft.
Front Head Room
  40.0 in. 37.8 in.
Drivetrain Warranty
  6 yr./70,000 mi. 4 yr./50,000 mi.

2021 Acura RDX vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Serving Memphis, TN

Buying your next luxury crossover SUV is easier to do when you narrow down your options to a specific make and model. Memphis-area drivers have desired the Acura RDX for almost 15 years. Its long-standing appeal is partially attributed to Acura’s focus on modernizing the RDX year after year. The Mercedes-Benz GLC could also have your attention. Compared to the RDX, the GLC has a higher price tag and many other differences you need to focus on before selecting.


When you test drive the 2021 Acura RDX at our Memphis auto dealership, you can appreciate the result of exceptional engineering. The base engine is a VTEC Turbo four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine. This 272-horsepower powertrain also comes with a superior transmission, a higher torque rating than the GLC has, and an all-wheel drive. The 2021 GLC, on the other hand, has a 255-horsepower engine. It is also available with all-wheel drive.


These compact luxury crossovers both offer interior seating for five adults, but they have unique styling. For example, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC’s exterior is relatively traditional with a tall roof and smooth surfaces. The 2021 Acura RDX, on the other hand, has sleeker surfaces that are dressed up with stunning accent lines. These lines swell above the front and rear fenders. The LED headlights, grille, spoiler, and front fascia also have a standout personality that you may easily fall in love with.


You will discover a few shared features inside the RDX and the GLC, including smart device integration, heated seats, and an auto climate control system. However, the 2021 RDX comes with numerous standard features not included or available in the GLC. For example, the RDX has a nine-speaker sound system, active sound control, adaptive cruise control, and an intuitive controller pad for the infotainment system.

At Acura of Memphis, our sales reps will not hold back from providing you with exceptional service and our full attention. When you are ready to get more familiar with the 2021 RDX, contact our Acura dealership’s sales associates.

* Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.