2021 Acura RDX

2021 Acura RDX

2020 Mercedes GLC300

2020 Mercedes GLC300

2021 Acura RDX vs 2020 Mercedes GLC300

Acura and Mercedes.  Both brands are household names.  Both brands offer luxuries, conveniences, and comforts that are undeniable.  But when two popular and similar models from each brand are compared side by side, which one is the smarter buy?  Maple Acura is proud to represent the Acura name. Still, we pride ourselves in delivering the best vehicle possible to our automotive customers from Maple, Mississauga, Vaughan, and North York.  Below we compare the 2021 Acura RDX and the 2020 Mercedes GL300.  Keep reading to find out which vehicle offers more value for your hard-earned money, or contact us for more details.

A Triumph Victory For the RDX In Style and Performance

The Acura RDX and the Mercedes GLC 300 both offer impressive comfort and superior turbocharged performance.  But the 2021 RDX was redesigned, affording it several substantial advantages.  Its VTEC Turbo 2.0L engine generates 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, promising to give you more muscle than the Mercedes GLC 300.  Torque vectoring, exclusive only to the available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), allows you the ability to harness that power for improved handling in almost any condition. At the same time, standard paddle shifters put you in control of all ten gear ratios.

The 2021 RDX also includes a long list of state-of-the-art amenities that you would typically have to pay extra for in the Mercedes GLC 300.  This includes items like a WiFi Hotspot capability, an ultra-wide panoramic moonroof, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.  Approximately two cubic feet of compartmented underfloor storage gives the 2021 RDX class-leading rear cargo space, and a fully-flat rear floor enables luxurious space for all five seating positions.  And with more shoulder room and legroom than the Mercedes, RDX has plenty of space for all passengers to stretch out.

Safety Is Standard For Acura

The 2021 Acura RDX comes standard with AcuraWatch safety and driver-assistive technology, making it one of the most safety-minded SUVs on the road today.  Below is a direct comparison table of the Acura RDX and Mercedes GLC 300.

Safety and Driver Assist

 2021 Acura RDX SH-AWD

2020 Mercedes GLC 300  4Matic

Rear Camera

Multi-View with Dynamic Guidelines

Multi-View with Dynamic Guidelines

Collision Mitigation Braking

Standard

Standard

Forward Collision Warning

Standard

Standard

Road Departure Mitigation

Standard

Not Available

Lane Departure Warning

Standard

Available with upgrade

Lane Keeping Assist

Standard

Available with upgrade

Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow

Standard

Available with upgrade

Auto High-Beam Headlights

Standard

Available with upgrade

Connectivity and Technology

The 2021 Acura RDX keeps you connected to your smartphone and favourite apps with standard Apple CarPlay Integration.  A Tre Touchpad Interface responds by using absolute positioning wherever you touch it.  When you touch the upper left corner of the touchpad, it corresponds with the action precisely on the top left of your centre display.  It's personal and innate.  When it comes to connectivity, Mercedes and Acura are neck and neck.  It all comes down to the conveniences you enjoy.  One of these conveniences include Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery.  You can have your latest Amazon Prime purchases delivered to the trunk of your 2021 RDX with AcuraLink Connected Services, making it easy to receive packages in a secure, convenient manner when away or at home.

Mercedes or Acura?

When directly compared, Acura takes the lead.  The 2021 RDX, by a landslide, offers more value for your money without compromising on technology, power, luxury, safety, and style.  Acura continues to offer more amenities and conveniences without upselling.

Get a head start on your Acura purchase today, complete a credit application, and we will contact you to review your loan options.  Start shopping for your new Acura model today.

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