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2021 BMW X5 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Review

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2021 BMW
X5

MSRP*: $59,400 to $82,800
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG GLC 43

MSRP*: $59,500 to $63,000
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Invoice* $55,740 to $77,505 $55,930 to $59,220
MPG - City 16 - 21 MPG 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 72.3 ft3 36.1 - 40.6 ft3
Engine Inline-6, V-8 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 335 - 523 hp 385 hp
Towing Capacity 7,200 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 194.3 in 183.5 - 186.2 in
Exterior Width 78.9 in 74.4 - 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 40.8 in
Rear 37.2 - 37.3 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 40.8 in
Rear 38.7 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 X5 than the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the BMW X5 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the BMW X5, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.

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). The BMW X5 is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43. 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 X5 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X5 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW X5, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.

Handling
The BMW X5 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the BMW X5 is clearly the choice over the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 for pulling heavy loads. The BMW X5 has a little less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the BMW X5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.

Utility
The BMW X5 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the BMW X5, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.

Warranty
The BMW X5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.