Compare 2021 Lexus NX vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2021 Lexus NX
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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NX 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
NX NX 300 AWD 22 28 $36,474 $39,010
NX NX 300 F SPORT AWD 22 27 $38,438 $41,110
NX NX 300 F SPORT FWD 22 28 $37,129 $39,710
NX NX 300 FWD 22 28 $35,165 $37,610
NX NX 300 Luxury AWD 22 28 $42,506 $45,460
NX NX 300 Luxury FWD 22 28 $41,197 $44,060
NX NX 300h AWD 33 30 $37,751 $40,160
NX NX 300h F SPORT Black Line AWD 33 30 $44,096 $46,910
NX NX 300h Luxury AWD 33 30 $43,813 $46,610
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AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe 18 24 $59,220 $63,000
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC SUV 18 24 $55,930 $59,500
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ Coupe 16 22 $71,910 $76,500
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ SUV 16 22 $69,325 $73,750
GLC AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupe 16 22 $79,054 $84,100
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe 21 28 $47,000 $50,000
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC SUV 21 28 $41,830 $44,500
GLC GLC 300 SUV 22 29 $39,950 $42,500
GLC GLC 350e 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $48,786 $51,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,474
$59,220
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,010
$63,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$650 / month
$1050 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The dramatic shape of the 2021 Lexus NX have stayed fresh—and so has its hybrid mileage. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is comfortable and quiet, with few rivals in among small luxury crossovers.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
71.6 -
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 40.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 65
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 113.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 76
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
182.7 186.2
Height, Overall (in)
64.8 62.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.6 36.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
17.7 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P285/40VR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P255/45VR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4050 4208
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 20 X 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1650 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
235 @ 4800 385 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 24
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.89 3.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 2.25
Trans Type
6 9
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Lexus NX Mercedes-Benz GLC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 8.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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2021 Lexus NX
  • 2021 Lexus NX available; the 2020s sold out
  • Lease: From $359 for 36 months
  • Rebate: $2,000 cash
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR for 60 months
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
  • 2020 GLC-Class is sold out
  • Rebates: Up to $500 off
  • Lease: $469/mo.
  • Finance: 0% for 36 mo.

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