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2021 BMW X3 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Review

New 2021 BMW X3

2021 BMW
X3

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

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MSRP*
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$43,000 to $56,600
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$42,500 to $50,000
Invoice* $40,490 to $53,140 $39,950 to $47,000
MPG - City 21 - 25 21 - 22
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 28 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4, Inline-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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
The BMW X3 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, with comparable head- and legroom. The BMW X3 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

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. Both the BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 have similar Destination Charges.

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.

Drivetrain
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.

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.

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.