Compare 2019 Lexus RX 350 vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2019 Lexus RX 350 vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
2019 Lexus RX 350 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
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2019 Lexus RX 350 vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

Serving Lynnwood, WA

As you search for a gorgeous SUV to drive home in soon, you may have your eye on the 2019 Lexus RX 350. This is a luxury midsize crossover SUV that has been offered for more than two decades and that is now in its fourth generation. While exploring other luxury SUVs, a comparison to the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC is natural. The GLC is classified as a compact luxury SUV, and it’s base trim is notably more expensive than the RX 350’s base trim price. Analyzing the features and capabilities of these two SUVs may help you to decide which model and trim are ideal for your upcoming purchase.

Exterior Style & Features

The 2019 Lexus RX 350 has an undeniably sporty, modern look that beautifully expresses its luxury with fine details. From the front end, the angular headlights and embedded fog lights flare into the grille to give the SUV its edgy style. Its style is further defined by its crisp, angled contour lines throughout the side panels and its forward-sloping profile. The RX 350 is well-equipped at all trims, and some of its exterior features include LED headlights and taillights, a roof rack, an integrated sport spoiler, a roof-mounted antenna, powered and heated side mirrors and more. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC is a smaller vehicle across all dimensions, and its profile is notably more robust and elevated than the RX 350’s profile. From the multi-bar grille and large LED headlights to its modest contouring, it has a sense of solid stability. Its features include 19-inch wheels, a flush exhaust with a chrome finish, power-adjustable side mirrors with heating elements and accentuation at the top of the tailgate.

Interior Features

As luxury SUVs, both the RX 350 from Lexus and the GLC from Mercedes-Benz are well-designed with high-end materials and stunning accent options. The RX 350 is available with a third row of seats and can accommodate up to seven passengers while the GLC only provides seating for five passengers. The RX 350’s many standard or optional features include a heads-up display, a widescreen 12.3-inch color display for the infotainment features, Lexus Enform technology, available captain’s chairs in the middle row, a panoramic view monitor, a multi-zone climate control system, power door locks and windows and several other exceptional features. The GLC has heated front and rear seats, a dual-zone climate control system, multi-color ambient lighting, hands-free technology, and other equipment. Because features vary by trim for both of these vehicles, a closer look at the options is in order.


Staying safe on the road in your new luxury SUV is easy to do thanks to the thoughtful features in both of these vehicles. Both are rated with four or five stars across all major safety test categories. The RX 350 for 2019 is equipped with a 10-year subscription for roadside assistance, 10 airbags, smart stop technology, a backup camera, LED cornering headlights and other essential features. The GLC has similar safety features at the base level.

When deciding between the 2019 Lexus RX 350 and the new GLC from Mercedes-Benz, you can see that the RX 350 has comparable features, more interior space and a stunning style at a more affordable base price. To make a solid comparison of the two and to experience performance capabilities, stop by our dealership for a test drive.