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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 2021 Honda Pilot Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

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New 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Honda
Pilot

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MSRP*
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$42,500 to $50,000
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$32,250 to $49,920
Invoice* $39,950 to $47,000 $29,490 to $45,607
MPG - City 21 - 22 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 28 - 29 26 - 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 Honda Pilot than in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Honda Pilot 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 as you will with the Honda Pilot, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Honda Pilot. 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 Honda Pilot.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is much slimmer than the Honda Pilot, 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 Honda Pilot.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Honda Pilot.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Honda Pilot is clearly the choice over the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 for pulling heavy loads. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has a little less horsepower than the Honda Pilot.

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

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