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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs BMW X3

Mercedes-Benz and BMW are both leaders in the luxury SUV market. In fact, together, they make up a majority of the available luxury SUVs on Planet Earth and are often at the top of driver's wish lists. For 2017, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and the BMW X3 sDrive28i offer even more comfort and convenience from the year before and although they both produce happy customers, you can only pick one of them. Which will it be? 

On one had, you have the newly designed, completely reimagined Mercedes-Benz GLC. Replacing the GLK, the GLC is larger, more powerful, and more intelligent than its predecessor, giving the BMW X3 a run for its money. On the outside, the two SUVs are the same length, give or take a tenth of an inch.  This means they have similar handling tendencies, except for the fact that the BMW is a little bit taller. This make for more head room, but it also heightens the center of gravity for the BMW, sacrificing handling abilities.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs BMW X3

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 VS 2017 BMW X3 sDrive28i
2.0L I4 Turbo Engine 2.0L I4 Turbo
241 Horsepower 240
273 Torque 260
22 City MPG / 28 Highway MPG Fuel Economy 21 City MPG / 28 Highway MPG


Mercedes-Benz GLC Engine Performance

One of the biggest things that sets Mercedes-Benz vehicles apart from their competition is the engineering. With the same amount of displacement and the same turbocharging configuration, Mercedes-Benz is able to make more horsepower and more torque than the BMW. The amount of extra power is not something that you will necessarily even notice when you are behind the wheel, but it is an indication of the quality and time that goes into each and every Mercedes-Benz. It also means that the Mercedes-Benz isn't working as hard on a regular basis.  

Both the Mercedes-Benz GLC and the BMW X3 are world-class vehicles, but we have to give the trophy to the GLC. If you have any questions about why the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC is one of the best SUV investments of the upcoming year, come to Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead today to take one for a spin!

Front seats of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43
2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG driving through a river
Dashboard and steering wheel in the 2015 BMW X3 sDrive28i
Folded rear seats in the 2015 BMW X3 Crossover SUV