Poll: Lexus NX or Mercedes-Benz GLC?

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Poll: Lexus NX or Mercedes-Benz GLC?

Compact luxury-crossovers are BIG business these days and two of the movers and shakers in this fast-growing segment are the Lexus NX and Mercedes-Benz GLC.

But which of these machines would YOU rather own? Well, you can compare them directly right here, but here’s a quick breakdown of what they have to offer.

The Lexus rolls along on a 104.7-inch wheelbase and features a 2.0-liter turobcharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 235 horses and 258 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission handles shifting duties and can route torque to either the front wheels or all four corners.

In comparison, the Mercedes-Benz GLC features a wheelbase of 113.1. Like its Japanese rival, this German thoroughbred also features a 2.0-liter turbo under its hood. Mercedes’ engineering squeezes 241 horsepower out of this displacement along with 271 units of twist. One-upping the Lexus, or rather three-upping it, the GLC features a nine-speed automatic gearbox.

  • Dasher

    I wanted a small prestige suv at a good price that would do the job of a family cruiser that’s easy to live with , good equipment, good space, very comfortable and with the best reputation for quality and longevity. I love the look of the Merc but in the tin the Lex is growing on me and because this car has to last 10 years I opted for the Lex…..it is outstanding. (Oh and I drive a Toyota 86 for fun)…and in my part of the world the Lex was much cheaper with the things I value…cross country is the lowest priority. Never been a badge snob and I suspect like most Lexus owners I will appreciate the decision as the years go by.