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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

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New 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

2021 Volkswagen
Atlas

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MSRP*
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$42,500 to $50,000
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$31,545 to $50,725
Invoice* $39,950 to $47,000 $30,251 to $48,617
MPG - City 21 - 22 16 - 21
MPG - Hwy 28 - 29 22 - 24
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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 Volkswagen Atlas than in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Volkswagen Atlas 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
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Atlas, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Volkswagen Atlas. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and the Volkswagen Atlas have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Atlas, 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 Volkswagen Atlas.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and the Volkswagen Atlas are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volkswagen Atlas 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 Volkswagen Atlas.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has less seating than the Volkswagen Atlas, making the Volkswagen Atlas the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Atlas.