2021 BMW X5 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 | NewCars.com

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

New 2021 BMW X5

2021 BMW
X5

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG GLC 43

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MSRP*
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$59,400 to $82,800
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$59,500 to $63,000
Invoice* $55,740 to $77,505 $55,930 to $59,220
MPG - City 16 - 21 18
MPG - Hwy 22 - 26 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-6, V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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
The BMW X5 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43, with comparable head- and legroom. The BMW X5 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than 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.

Drivetrain
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.

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.

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.