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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

MSRP*: $43,200 to $51,650
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2021 Volkswagen

MSRP*: $39,995 to $48,175
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Invoice* $40,608 to $48,551 $38,396 to $46,248
MPG - City 21 - 22 MPG 104 - 107 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 29 MPG 89 - 91 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 56.5 ft3 64.2 ft3
Engine Inline-4 201-hp, (electric), 295-hp, (electric)
Transmission Auto Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 255 hp 201 - 295 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 2,200 - 2,700 lbs
Exterior Length 183.3 - 186.3 in 180.5 in
Exterior Width 74.4 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 37.2 - 37.3 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 38.9 - 39.6 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.6 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 38.4 in
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

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volkswagen ID.4. The Volkswagen ID.4 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.

Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen ID.4.

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 ID.4. 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 Volkswagen ID.4.

Since the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is much wider than the Volkswagen ID.4, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen ID.4.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Volkswagen ID.4, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When considering towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is clearly the choice over the Volkswagen ID.4 for pulling heavy loads. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen ID.4.

With somewhat higher torque, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen ID.4.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and the Volkswagen ID.4. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has less cargo space than the Volkswagen ID.4, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen ID.4.