2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs Infiniti QX30 | Centerville, OH
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC and the 2018 Infiniti QX30 are both well-respected members of the luxury SUV segment. They have similar powertrains and belong to the same size class. However, there are enough differences between them that one is the better option. Here’s why we think the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC is the better choice between the two of them.
Horsepower & Torque
Both the Infiniti QX30 and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC come with standard 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. Despite this, the 2018 GLC has a clear advantage over its competitor. While the QX30 is rated at 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, the Mercedes-Benz GLC has an output of 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.
Transmission & Drivetrain
The most obvious difference in powertrains on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC and Infiniti QX30 comes in the form of the transmissions. The Infiniti QX30 matches its standard engine to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, while the 2018 GLC’s standard transmission is a nine-speed 9G-tronic automatic transmission. The QX30 is also fitted with FWD, while the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC offers RWD for a more sporty driving experience.
Passenger & Cargo Space
When it comes to how roomy the 2018 Mercedes-Benz option is versus the QX30, all you have to do is look at the numbers. The 2018 GLC has a wheelbase of 113.1 inches in comparison to the Infiniti QX30’s 106.3 inches, as well as a height of 64.7 inches as opposed to the QX30’s 58 inches of height. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC also excels when you look at leg room - rear passengers in the 2018 GLC will find 37.3 inches of leg room, unlike the Infiniti QX30, which only offers 33.5 inches. And then when you look at cargo, it’s no contest; the Infiniti only offers 19.2 cu. ft. of cargo space, while the 2018 GLC’s max capacity is a whopping 56.5 cu. ft.
If you're ready to see the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC in person, contact the team here at Mercedes-Benz of Centerville in Centerville, OH.