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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 2020 Chevrolet Traverse Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

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New 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 Chevrolet
Traverse

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MSRP*
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$42,500 to $50,000
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$29,800 to $53,200
Invoice* $39,950 to $47,000 $29,770 to $50,753
MPG - City 21 - 22 17 - 18
MPG - Hwy 28 - 29 25 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Traverse than in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Chevrolet Traverse will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Traverse 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). The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is somewhat more expensive than the Chevrolet Traverse. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Chevrolet Traverse.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is much slimmer than the Chevrolet Traverse, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chevrolet Traverse.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and the Chevrolet Traverse are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has the same turning radius as the Chevrolet Traverse, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Traverse for pulling heavy loads. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has a little less horsepower than the Chevrolet Traverse.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 seats a lot fewer people than the Chevrolet Traverse. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Chevrolet Traverse.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 than that of the Chevrolet Traverse.