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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 2023 Toyota Highlander Review

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2022 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

MSRP*: $43,850 to $52,500
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2023 Toyota
Highlander

MSRP*: $36,420 to $51,225
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MPG - City 21 - 22 MPG 21 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 - 28 MPG 28 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 49.4 - 56.5 ft3 84.3 ft3
Engine
  • 255-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 265-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 255 hp 265 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 183.3 - 186.3 in 194.9 - 197.4 in
Exterior Width 74.4 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 37.2 - 37.3 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 38.7 in
Head Room Front 38.9 - 39.6 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.6 in
Front 38.4 - 39.9 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 in

*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 back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 than the Toyota Highlander. 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.

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.

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.

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