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

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

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New 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2020 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$42,500 to $50,000
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$38,200 to $50,200
Invoice* $39,950 to $47,000 $35,022 to $46,025
MPG - City 21 - 22 35 - 36
MPG - Hwy 28 - 29 34 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
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 Hybrid 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 Hybrid.

Convenience
With the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 or the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 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 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 will do just as well as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, since they have about the same towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 greatly out-muscles the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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

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 Hybrid.