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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

MSRP*: $43,200 to $51,650
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2021 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

MSRP*: $38,735 to $50,640
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Invoice* $40,608 to $48,551 $35,513 to $46,428
MPG - City 21 - 22 MPG 35 - 36 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 29 MPG 34 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 56.5 ft3 84.3 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 255 hp 186 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 183.3 - 186.3 in 194.9 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 41.0 in
Head Room Front 38.9 - 39.6 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.6 in
Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid than in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

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.

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.

Powertrain
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.

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.