2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 | NewCars.com

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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Review

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2021 Jeep
Grand Cherokee L

MSRP*: $36,995 to $58,995
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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

MSRP*: $43,200 to $51,650
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Invoice* $36,663 to $56,686 $40,608 to $48,551
MPG - City 18 - 19 MPG 21 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 MPG 28 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 84.6 ft3 56.5 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 290 - 357 hp 255 hp
Towing Capacity 6,200 - 7,200 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 204.9 in 183.3 - 186.3 in
Exterior Width 77.9 in 74.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Front 40.8 in
Rear 37.2 - 37.3 in
Head Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 39.9 in
Front 38.9 - 39.6 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.6 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Grand Cherokee L than in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Jeep Grand Cherokee L and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Convenience
The Jeep Grand Cherokee L requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Jeep Grand Cherokee L 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. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Grand Cherokee L is much higher than that for the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Grand Cherokee L is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Handling
The Jeep Grand Cherokee L 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 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is clearly the choice over the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 for pulling heavy loads. The Jeep Grand Cherokee L has a little more horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

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

Utility
The Jeep Grand Cherokee L offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Jeep Grand Cherokee L is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.