2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 vs. 2016 Lexus NX 200t In Sylvania, OH

The luxury SUV segment may be growing, but that doesn’t mean the high standards of shoppers in the Sylvania, OH area are changing. Our customers demand only the best of the best, so we make sure to stock the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300. To prove just how well the newest SUV added to the Mercedes-Benz lineup performs against the competition, we will be comparing it to the current Lexus NX 200t.

Read on to learn just how the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 fares against the Lexus entry, or click over to our new vehicle inventory to explore the many gorgeous and premium SUVs available at our Mercedes-Benz dealership in Sylvania, OH.


2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 vs. 2016 Lexus NX 200t: Performance

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 adopts its engine from the C300, its sedan cousin. Paired with a brand-new nine-speed transmission and a standard ECO start/stop feature, the GLC300 proves itself to be quicker, more powerful, and more fuel efficient than its rival from Lexus.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 VS. 2016 Lexus NX 200t
2.0L Turbo I4 Engine 2.0L Turbo I4
241 HP Horsepower 235 HP
273 lb.-ft. Torque 258 lb.-ft.
9-speed shiftable automatic Transmission 6-speed shiftable automatic
28 MPG highway Fuel Economy 27 MPG highway
0-60 MPH in 6.4 sec. Acceleration 0-60 MPH in 7 sec.
3,500 lbs. Tow Rating 2,000 lbs.

Driving at speed along the highways around Sylvania, the Mercedes-Benz model is both smooth and quiet. The available AIR BODY CONTROL adaptive air suspension cushions against harsh road surfaces and improves cornering grip.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 vs. 2016 Lexus NX 200t: Interior & Technology

Both the GLC300 and NX 200t seat five passengers, but the Mercedes-Benz model provides its passengers with more rear legroom and shoulder room, more total headroom, and a larger cargo area. Though both offer heated and cooled front seats, the GLC300 has several more features that demonstrate its dedication to luxury and advanced technology.

Cabin features found in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 but not the 2016 Lexus NX 200t include:

  • Wood trim in Linden, hand-polished Burl Walnut or natural grain Black Ash
  • 14-way power driver’s seat with memory
  • mbrace® Connect mobile app remote services including send-to-car navigation directions
  • 40/20/40 split-folding rear bench
  • Available cabin fragrance atomizer in four available aromas
  • Twin FrontBass® subwoofers using the front frame members as resonance chambers
  • 4-in. COMAND® free standing display screen with integrated GPS and 80GB hard drive

2016 Mercedes Benz GLC300 vs 2016 Lexus NX 200t Interior and Technology

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 vs. 2016 Lexus NX 200t: Design & Safety

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz is long and muscular, with coupe-like side windows, low-profile silver roof rails, and the iconic three-pointed star grille. It also boasts a panoramic roof that provides a view of the sky to both rows of seats, while Lexus drivers only have an ordinary moonroof. AMG body styling including 19-in. AMG® wheels and a front air dam is also available for the GLC300.

And when it comes to safety, the Mercedes-Benz GLC300 is far more dependable. Safety features found in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 but not the 2016 Lexus NX 200t include:

  • Standard COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS and PRE-SAFE® collision protection
  • Standard rain-sensing wipers
  • Available surround view camera
  • Crosswind Assist
  • ATTENTION ASSIST® drowsy or distracted driving detection

Test Drive the All-New 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4MATIC model starts at $40,950 MSRP, and the Lexus NX 200t F Sport AWD model starts at $38,465 MSRP. Considering all the ways that the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 surpasses the Lexus model, the GLC300 still provides the better value.

To take the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 for a test drive, call (888) 847-9535, and visit our dealership in Sylvania, OH. You will find the GLC300 models we currently have available in our online inventory.

2016 MB GLC300

2.0L Turbo I4

2016 MB GLC300


Torque: 273 lb.-ft.

Tow Rating: 3,500 lbs.

Horsepower: 241 HP

MSRP: Starting From $40,950 *

2016 Lexus NX 200t

2.0L Turbo I4

2016 Lexus NX 200t


Torque: 258 lb.-ft.

Tow Rating: 2,000 lbs.

Horsepower: 235 HP

MSRP: Starting From $38,465*