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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2016 BMW X3

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300


273 lb-ft

9-Speed Shiftable Automatic






MPG City

2016 BMW X3 sDrive28i


260 lb-ft

8-Speed Shiftable Automatic


2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2016 BMW X3

Front seats in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC

The GLC is new to the automotive scene, but already it has many enemies that claim to be better. One thing that simplifies SUV purchasing decisions is seeing similar models side by side. With this 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2016 BMW X3 comparison, you can better educate yourself on what makes an SUV an SUV. Both of these compact sport-utility vehicles start at the same MSRP, making them perfect for such an experiment. With so many similarities, how do you know which is better?

It is no coincidence that these cars are priced identically. They even look the same on the outside. Both sport a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine. The GLC has the BMW beat for horsepower, but is only by 1 so it is significant strength. The torque numbers have a higher spread of 13, but even still, it is too close to call. 

Mercedes-Benz Attention to Detail

Although this comparison is bursting with similarities, the small differences between the two SUVs weigh in favor of the GLC almost every time. This is a demonstration of the extra care and time Mercedes-Benz puts into its cars. One horsepower may not seem like much, but horses are strong, and an extra mile for every gallon won't save you millions, but if you find yourself in a pickle between the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC and the 2016 BMW X3, we recommend siding with the Mercedes-Benz. From the inside and out, the attention to detail on the GLC is unmatched by any competitor. 

If you are interested in learning more about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC, which is available now at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead, stop by for a test drive today. We are open seven days a week and we keep a vast majority of our inventory in our 115,000 square foot indoor showroom. If you would like to set up an appointment, fill out the form on this page and we will get back to you.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC  by the ocean