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Lexus NX 300h vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC

When comparing the Lexus NX 300h to the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the Lexus NX 300h has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and overall quality score. The Mercedes-Benz GLC has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Lexus NX 300h versus the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Lexus NX 300h versus Mercedes-Benz GLC Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Lexus NX 300h ranges from $33,382 to $44,813 while a used Mercedes-Benz GLC from the same model year range is priced between $29,989 to $53,460.

Lexus NX 300h versus Mercedes-Benz GLC Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lexus NX 300h is 8.5 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz GLC's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Lexus NX 300h being ranked 2 out of 17 Best Luxury Hybrid SUVs and the Mercedes-Benz GLC being ranked 7 out of 29 Best Luxury Small SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Lexus NX 300h’s base engine makes 194 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz GLC base engine makes 255 horsepower. The NX 300h is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 444 miles. The GLC is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 470 miles. The NX 300h uses regular unleaded, and the GLC uses premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Lexus NX 300h and Mercedes-Benz GLC are comparable in regards to front shoulder room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Lexus NX 300h has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Mercedes-Benz GLC has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Lexus NX 300h and the Mercedes-Benz GLC have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Mercedes-Benz GLC has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

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2021 Lexus NX 300h

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

$33,382 - $44,813

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$47,381 - $63,699

Used Asking Price:

$29,989 - $53,460

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39.9%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.5 / 10

Reliability:

6.3 / 10

Retained Value:

9.2 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

5.8 / 10

Retained Value:

8.7 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 17
7 / 17

iSeeCars Rankings

7 / 29
12 / 29
20 / 67
32 / 67

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Base, Luxury, F SPORT Black Line

Trim Levels

AMG GLC 43, GLC 300, GLC 300 4MATIC

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

194 hp @ 5700 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.046 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

273 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.067 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

33 / 30 / 31

Range (city/hwy):

488 / 444 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 27 / 24

Range (city/hwy):

383 / 470 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

N/A

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.3 inches

Cargo Space:

16.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

53.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Cargo Space:

19.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

56.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4180 lbs

Width:

83.9 inches

Height:

64.8 inches

Length:

182.3 inches

Wheelbase:

104.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3781 lbs

Width:

82.5 inches

Height:

64.7 inches

Length:

183.3 inches

Wheelbase:

113.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.9 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

Not yet available

Wheel Type:

Not yet available

Tire Size:

Not yet available

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/60R18