Compare 2021 BMW X3 vs 2021 Lexus NX vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2021 BMW X3
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2021 Lexus NX
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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 $53,140 $56,600
X3 sDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicle 25 29 $40,490 $43,000
X3 xDrive30e Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $46,630 $49,600
X3 xDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicle 23 29 $42,350 $45,000
X3 M Sports Activity Vehicle 14 19 $65,505 $69,900
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NX 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
NX NX 300 AWD 22 28 $36,380 $38,910
NX NX 300 F SPORT AWD 22 27 $38,344 $41,010
NX NX 300 F SPORT FWD 22 28 $37,035 $39,610
NX NX 300 FWD 22 28 $35,071 $37,510
NX NX 300 Luxury AWD 22 28 $42,412 $45,360
NX NX 300 Luxury FWD 22 28 $41,103 $43,960
NX NX 300h AWD 33 30 $37,657 $40,060
NX NX 300h F SPORT Black Line AWD 33 30 $44,002 $46,810
NX NX 300h Luxury AWD 33 30 $43,719 $46,510
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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
$53,140
$36,380
$59,220
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,600
$38,910
$63,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$943 / month
$649 / month
$1050 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The dramatic shape of the 2021 Lexus NX have stayed fresh—and so has its hybrid mileage. 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 22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.3 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 36.1 37.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 42.8 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 71.6 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.1 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.3 55.8
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.2 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.1 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 6.9 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
186.1 182.7 186.2
Height, Overall (in)
66 64.8 62.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 62.2 65
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 104.7 113.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 73.6 76
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 62.2 64.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28.7 17.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.7 54.6 36.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
28.7 17.7 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 11.2 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 11.7 14.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 15.9 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 37.4 38.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/50HR19 P225/65HR17 P255/45VR20
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50HR19 P225/65HR17 P285/40VR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 2000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4317 4050 4208
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 17 X 7 20 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 17 X 7 20 X 8.5
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
365 @ 1520 258 @ 1650 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 5800 235 @ 4800 385 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24 21
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 - 0.72
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.15 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.20 1.90 3.24
Trans Order Code
2TB NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.00 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 - 0.86
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.61 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.00 3.30 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.89 3.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.42 2.25
Trans Type
8 6 9
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 0.71 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Lexus NX Mercedes-Benz GLC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.5 8.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - 4.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - 150
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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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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  • Rebates: Up to $2,000 off (2020)
  • Lease: $469/mo. (2020)
  • Finance: 0% for 36 mo. (2021)
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