2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

Picture of the 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2024 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

MSRP*: $47,450 to $57,000
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2023 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

MSRP*: $40,620 to $53,025
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MPG - City 24 - 26 MPG 35 - 36 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 33 MPG 34 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 56.3 ft3 84.3 ft3
Engine
  • 255-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 243-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 255 hp 243 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,291 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 185.7 in 194.9 in
Exterior Width 75.6 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Info not available Front 42.0 in
Rear 38.7 in
Head Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 39.6 in
Front 38.4 - 41.2 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 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 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is about the same width as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is slightly shorter than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, which may make it easier to park.

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
When considering towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is clearly the choice over the Toyota Highlander Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has a little more horsepower than 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
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has less seating than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, making the Toyota Highlander Hybrid the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.