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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

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New 2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*
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$42,500 to $50,000
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$34,600 to $48,800
Invoice* $39,950 to $47,000 $31,589 to $44,555
MPG - City 21 - 22 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 28 - 29 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander than in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and the Toyota Highlander.

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 Toyota Highlander, 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 Toyota Highlander. 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 Toyota Highlander.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is much slimmer than the Toyota Highlander, 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 Toyota Highlander.

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

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Highlander, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota Highlander 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 Toyota Highlander.

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

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