2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2021 BMW X3

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300


2021 BMW X3
$43,200 MSRP*

Starting Price

$43,000 MSRP
2.0L Inline-4 Turbo

Base Engine

2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-Cylinder
9-speed Automatic


8-speed Automatic
255 hp


248 hp
273 lb-ft


258 lb-ft
56.5 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

28.7 cubic feet

Base Exterior Color Options



Few luxury brands are pitted against each other like BMW and Mercedes-Benz are. Each one epitomizes premium performance and technology, so drivers seeking their next luxury crossover SUV often find themselves comparing BMW X3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC. Each model brings plenty to get excited about, and yet the Mercedes-Benz GLC offers superior features, cargo dimensions, and engine specs that let it move beyond standards set by the BMW X3. After you compare these Mercedes-Benz vs. BMW vehicles, explore our virtual inventory to find the new GLC configuration that’s right for your driving needs and budget.

GLC vs. X3: Performance

Drivers across Lodi come to the Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X3 expecting next-level performance, and that’s just what each one provides. That said, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 outperforms the BMW X3 sDrive30i.

  • Horsepower: Up to 255 with the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 248 with the BMW X3 sDrive30i
  • Torque: Up to 273 lb-ft with the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 258 lb-ft with the BMW X3 sDrive30i
  • Transmission: 9-speed automatic with the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 8-speed with the BMW X3 sDrive30i

GLC vs. X3: Cargo Space

The Mercedes-Benz GLC is one of the few luxury crossover SUVs that doesn’t let providing the first-class cabin interfere with everyday practicality. That makes it a much better choice if you’re expecting to haul lots of cargo around Lathrop.

You’ll find:

  • Up to 56.5 cubic feet of cargo space in the Mercedes-Benz GLC.
  • Up to 28.7 cubic feet of cargo space in the BMW X3.

GLC vs. X3: Features

When you compare BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz, you’ll see that the suite of features available in the Mercedes-Benz GLC helps take it to the top of the luxury SUV class. Just a few standard interior features include:

  • 10.25-Inch Touchscreen Multimedia Display
  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX)
  • “Hey, Mercedes” Keyword Activation
  • Touchpad Controller
  • FrontBass System
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Heated Seats
  • 40/20/40-Split Rear Seats with Power Folding

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Delivers Unrivalled Performance and Technology

Now that you’ve done your research with this Mercedes-Benz comparison, it’s time to hit the roads for your test drive. We’re always happy to assist Discovery Bay area drivers in their search for a new luxury vehicle. To find out more or to hear about our latest new vehicle specials, don’t hesitate to visit our showroom in Stockton or get in touch directly. Considering a sedan from these two makes, too? Take a look at our 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. 2021 BMW 7 Series comparison.

*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. Options, model availability and actual dealer price may vary. See dealer for details, costs, and terms.

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