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

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

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2021 Volkswagen
ID.4

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MSRP*
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$43,200 to $51,650
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$39,995 to $48,175
Invoice* $40,608 to $48,551 $38,396 to $46,248
MPG - City 21 - 22 104 - 107
MPG - Hwy 28 - 29 89 - 91
Engine(s) Inline-4 201-hp, (electric), 295-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity 5 5
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
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.

Convenience
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.

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 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.

Dimensions
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.

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

Handling
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.

Performance
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.

Utility
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.

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