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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2020 BMW X3

$42,500 MSRP*

Starting Price

$41,950 MSRP
255-hp 2.0-Liter I4

Base Engine

248-hp 2.0-Liter I4
273 @ 1,800 RPM


258 @ 1,450 RPM
Heated Front Bucket Seats as Standard


Available Heated Front Sport Seats
37.3 inches

Rear Legroom

36.4 inches

Blind Spot Monitoring


Finding the luxury compact SUV with the most to offer may seem like a daunting task, but those comparing the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. BMW X3 are well on their way to a more enjoyable drive. Although they’re close in price, any Rockville Centre-area driver who does their research will see that Mercedes-Benz comes out ahead. Find out how these two rivals measure up on standard features, options, and performance, below!

Standard Features & Options: BMW X3 vs. GLC

You’ll pay slightly more for the base 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 SUV, compared to the starting trim of the BMW X3. However, you’ll receive much more for your money:

  • Convenience Comes Standard: Only the Mercedes-Benz GLC includes remote engine start, blind-spot monitoring, and heated front seats as standard. The X3 offers many features of its own, but you’ll need to upgrade your trim to get these three essentials.
  • Entertainment at Your Fingertips: Drivers who choose the new GLC will receive Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), an all-new 10.25-inch touchscreen command center that’s powered by Natural Language Understanding. The X3 only comes with an 8.8-inch touchscreen.
  • Customizable Luxury: Looking for additional features like a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, or running boards? You can add either feature to the 2020 GLC 300 SUV, but you’ll need to upgrade the X3 to gain access to these amenities.

If you’re comparing the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. BMW X3 on comfort, know that the GLC also offers one more inch of rear legroom. On longer trips through Long Island and beyond, that little bit of extra space goes a long way.

Horsepower, Torque, & Fuel Economy: BMW X3 vs. GLC

Are you looking for an SUV that can breathe new life into every curve? If you’re ready to have more fun on your daily drives through Garden City or Nassau County, there’s really only one option in this match-up:

  • Drivetrain and Transmission: Both the GLC and the X3 come standard with rear-wheel drive, and offer all-wheel drive as an upgrade. However, the GLC SUV comes equipped with a 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission, while the X3 only offers an 8-speed AT.
  • Highway Fuel Economy: Comparing the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. BMW X3 on fuel economy, you’ll see that both base configurations do just as well on the highway, with up to 29 mpg**.
  • Base Power: The base GLC configuration offers 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, while the base X3 model only offers 245 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.
  • Range-Topping Power: Although both models offer a range-topping engine with 503 hp, any driver comparing the BMW X3 vs. GLC will see that the AMG® GLC SUV delivers much more torque: 516 lb-ft, compared to 442 lb-ft.

See the New Mercedes-Benz GLC in Person!

If you like what you’ve seen in this Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. BMW X3 competition, don’t wait to get behind the wheel! Explore our new GLC inventory and our exciting special offers today. We know that you’ll love what you find.

*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages, and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.

**EPA estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate.

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