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2021 BMW X3 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Review

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2021 BMW
X3

MSRP*: $43,000 to $56,600
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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

MSRP*: $43,200 to $51,650
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Invoice* $40,490 to $53,140 $40,608 to $48,551
MPG - City 21 - 25 MPG 21 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 MPG 28 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 62.7 ft3 56.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4, Inline-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 248 - 382 hp 255 hp
Towing Capacity 4,400 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 185.9 - 186.1 in 183.3 - 186.3 in
Exterior Width 74.4 - 74.7 in 74.4 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 36.4 in
Front 40.8 in
Rear 37.2 - 37.3 in
Head Room Front 40.0 - 41.1 in
Rear 38.5 - 39.1 in
Front 38.9 - 39.6 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.6 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the BMW X3 than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. The BMW X3 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X3 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the BMW X3 or the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the BMW X3 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Dimensions
The BMW X3 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. When looking at overall length, the BMW X3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Handling
The BMW X3 has the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the BMW X3 is clearly the choice over the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the BMW X3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. The BMW X3 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Warranty
The BMW X3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.