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Compare 2020 BMW X3 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2020 BMW X3
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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M40i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 M40i Sports Activity Vehicle 21 27 $52,485 $55,900
X3 sDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicle 25 29 $39,515 $41,950
X3 xDrive30e Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $45,650 $48,550
X3 xDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicle 24 29 $41,375 $43,950
X3 M Competition Sports Activity Vehicle 14 19 $72,015 $76,900
X3 M Sports Activity Vehicle 14 19 $65,505 $69,900
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AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe 18 24 $59,220 $63,000
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC SUV 18 24 $55,930 $59,500
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ Coupe 16 22 $71,910 $76,500
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ SUV 16 22 $69,325 $73,750
GLC AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupe 16 22 $79,054 $84,100
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe 21 28 $47,000 $50,000
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC SUV 21 28 $41,830 $44,500
GLC GLC 300 SUV 22 29 $39,950 $42,500
GLC GLC 350e 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $48,786 $51,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$52,485
$59,220
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,900
$63,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$932 / month
$1050 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 BMW X3 is excellent at delivering what crossover buyers want: luxury, capability, and a prestigious badge attached. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is comfortable and quiet, with few rivals in among small luxury crossovers.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.8
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 37.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
186.1 186.2
Height, Overall (in)
66 62.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 65
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 113.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 76
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
28.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.7 36.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50HR19 P255/45VR20
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50HR19 P285/40VR20
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4317 4208
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 20 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 5800 385 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
365 @ 1520 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.72
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.24
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.86
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.00 5.35
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Mercedes-Benz GLC
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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2020 BMW X3
  • 2020 BMW X3s available; 2021s arriving
  • Incentive: $1,000 college grad
  • Finance: 0.9% + $2,500 APR credit
  • Lease: From $429 for 36 months
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
  • 2021 GLC-Class can be ordered
  • Rebates: Up to $2,000 off (2020)
  • Lease: $479/mo. (2020)
  • Finance: 2.99% for 72 mo. (2020)
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