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Lexus RX 350 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC

When we compare the Lexus RX 350 to the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the Lexus RX 350 has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. The Mercedes-Benz GLC has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Lexus RX 350 versus the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the Mercedes-Benz GLC is a better car than the Lexus RX 350.

Lexus RX 350 versus Mercedes-Benz GLC Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Lexus RX 350 ranges from $43,605 to $54,999 while a used Mercedes-Benz GLC from the same model year range is priced between $37,998 to $69,990. For a new model, the Lexus RX 350's price is between $47,906 and $62,015, with the Mercedes-Benz GLC priced between $45,646 and $67,627.

Lexus RX 350 versus Mercedes-Benz GLC Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lexus RX 350 is 8.7 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz GLC's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Lexus RX 350 being ranked 3 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs and the Mercedes-Benz GLC being ranked 20 out of 67.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Lexus RX 350’s base engine makes 295 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz GLC base engine makes 255 horsepower. The RX 350 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 518 miles. The GLC is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 470 miles. The RX 350 uses regular unleaded, and the GLC uses premium unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Lexus RX 350 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Mercedes-Benz GLC has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

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2022 Lexus RX 350

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$47,906 - $62,015

Used Asking Price:

$43,605 - $54,999

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

34.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$45,646 - $67,627

Used Asking Price:

$37,998 - $69,990

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39.9%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

8.9 / 10

Retained Value:

9.0 / 10

Safety:

8.4 / 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 / 67
2 / 21
3 / 67
3 / 21

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

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

F SPORT, F SPORT Handling, Base

Trim Levels

GLC 300 4MATIC, GLC 300, AMG GLC 43

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):

4.35 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

295 hp @ 6300 rpm

Torque:

267 foot-lbs @ 4700 rpm

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

0.070 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:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

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

20 / 27 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

384 / 518 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:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

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:

Available

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:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.6 inches

Cargo Space:

16 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

32.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

115.8 cubic feet

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:

4222 lbs

Width:

74.6 inches

Height:

67.7 inches

Length:

192.5 inches

Wheelbase:

109.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 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:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/65R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/60R18