2020 BMW X3*

Mercedes Benz GLC

2020 Mercedes Benz GLC*

2020 BMW X3 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2020 BMW X3


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Starting Price

25 mpg city/29 mpg highway

Fuel Economy

22 mpg city/29 mpg highway
4,400 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

3,500 pounds
62.7 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume

56.5 cubic feet

If you’ve decided that it’s time to update your Staten Island commute with a high-performance luxury SUV, the 2020 BMW X3 configurations and 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC both offer Manhattan and Queens drivers top-shelf amenities and performance at a reasonable price. As they compete toe-to-toe in their segment, BMW of Brooklyn have put this BMW X3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC comparison together to help Brooklyn drivers better determine which model ultimately offers the most value and best suits their needs.

BMW X3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC Pricing

While upgrading to a luxury SUV is a large investment, both of these models are reasonably priced for their segment. However, the 2020 BMW X3 is slightly more affordable while offering very similar specs.

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC: $42,500 (MSRP) 
  • 2020 BMW X3: $41,950 (MSRP)

BMW X3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC Specs

When comparing BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz, we found that the BMW X3 engine output is just shy of what the Mercedes-Benz GLC offers. However, the 7 horsepower difference is negligible, as they clock the same 0 – 60 acceleration time, and the 2020 BMW X3 offers better fuel economy, which only enhances the value when you consider its more affordable price. Here is a breakdown of their engine specs:

  • 2020 BMW X3 Base Engine
    • 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder
    • 248 hp
    • 258 lb-ft of torque
    • 0 – 60 in 6 seconds
    • 25 mpg city/29 mpg highway
  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Base Engine
    • 2.0L inline-4 turbo
    • 255 hp
    • 273 lb-ft of torque
    • 0 – 60 in 6.1 seconds
    • 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway

BMW X3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC Dimensions

If comfort is your primary concern, we have to recommend the 2020 BMW X3. Its cabin and cargo bay are roomier than the GLC’s.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Dimensions

  • Front/Rear Headroom: 37.8 inches / 38.5 inches
  • Front/Rear Legroom: 40.8 inches / 37.3 inches
  • Cargo Volume w/ Rear Seats Upright: 19.4 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume w/ Rear Seats Folded: 56.5 cubic feet

2020 BMW X3 Interior Dimensions

  • Front/Rear Headroom: 41.1 inches / 39.1 inches
  • Front/Rear Legroom: 40.3 inches / 36.4 inches
  • Cargo Volume w/ Rear Seats Upright: 28.7 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume w/ Rear Seats Folded: 62.7 cubic feet

Test Drive the Victor in Brooklyn 

When comparing the BMW X3 to the Mercedes-Benz GLC, we’re ultimately ceding the crown to the BMW X3, which has nearly identical specs and features to the GLC but is more affordable from every angle. If you have further questions about the BMW X3 or are interested in a test drive, reach out to BMW of Brooklyn. You can also see how it compares to the Acura RDX.

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