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

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

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2021 Volkswagen

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$43,200 to $51,650
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$31,545 to $50,725
Invoice* $40,608 to $48,551 $30,251 to $48,646
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
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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

Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 than the Volkswagen Atlas. 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.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Atlas, making it more convenient to drive.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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