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 Ridgeland, MS

The Acura and Mercedes-Benz brands are both known among Jackson-area drivers for their exceptional luxury, but you will need to narrow down your options before you can head home in your next crossover SUV. The 2021 Acura RDX is commonly ranked against the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC, and these are the models that may consume your full attention if you are in the market for a smaller crossover. After you get familiar with these models’ abilities and features, which one will stand out to you as a preferred option?


The primary engine offered for the 2021 Acura RDX is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder VTEC Turbo engine that generates 272 horsepower. This is compared to the GLC’s base engine, which produces 255 horsepower. While both models are available with all-wheel drive, the RDX has a more advanced transmission and a higher torque rating.


These five passenger models are easy to tell apart on Jackson-area roadways. Comparatively, the RDX has a sleek profile with an angled roof that flows into a spoiler. The RDX also has chrome accents on the front and sides, rolling swells over both sets of wheels, and prominent styling through the front fascia, grille, and LED headlights. The Mercedes-Benz GLC has a brand-specific grille with a tall and relatively flat roof and relatively smooth sides.


It is easy to assume that the 2021 Acura RDX and the 2021 GLC would have many comparable interior features. Still, the reality is that the RDX has several standard features at the base level that are not standard equipment in the 2021 GLC. Some of the more notable features included in the RDX and left off the GLC standard specs are a panoramic moonroof, intuitive touch controls for the central display screen’s equipment, adaptive cruise control, active sound control, a sound system with nine speakers, and other equipment.

Are you ready to get more familiar with the Acura RDX? Drop by Acura of Jackson today to set up your test drive experience with our sales team.

* 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.