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2020 BMW X3 M vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 Review

New 2020 BMW X3 M

2020 BMW
X3 M

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLS 450

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MSRP*
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$69,900 to $76,900
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$75,950
Invoice* $65,505 to $72,015 $71,393
MPG - City 14 19
MPG - Hwy 19 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-6 Inline-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 than in the BMW X3 M, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW X3 M will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the BMW X3 M, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW X3 M will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450. 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 M and the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X3 M is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW X3 M, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the BMW X3 M transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Handling
The BMW X3 M has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW X3 M has a little more horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Utility
The BMW X3 M has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, making the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X3 M has significantly less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Warranty
The BMW X3 M comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.