Compare 2021 BMW X3 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs 2021 Volvo XC60

2021 BMW X3
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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2021 Volvo XC60
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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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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
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Recharge T8 eAWD PHEV Inscription
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC60 Recharge T8 eAWD PHEV Inscription N/A N/A $57,340 $61,000
XC60 Recharge T8 eAWD PHEV Inscription Expression N/A N/A $50,290 $53,500
XC60 Recharge T8 eAWD PHEV Polestar N/A N/A $65,330 $69,500
XC60 Recharge T8 eAWD PHEV R-Design N/A N/A $56,071 $59,650
XC60 T5 AWD Inscription 21 28 $48,410 $51,500
XC60 T5 AWD Momentum 21 28 $41,360 $44,000
XC60 T5 AWD R-Design 21 28 $47,141 $50,150
XC60 T5 FWD Inscription 22 29 $46,248 $49,200
XC60 T5 FWD Momentum 22 29 $39,198 $41,700
XC60 T5 FWD R-Design 22 29 $44,979 $47,850
XC60 T6 AWD Inscription 20 27 $51,700 $55,000
XC60 T6 AWD Momentum 20 27 $44,650 $47,500
XC60 T6 AWD R-Design 20 27 $50,431 $53,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,140
$59,220
$57,340
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,600
$63,000
$61,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$943 / month
$1050 / month
$1017 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is comfortable and quiet, with few rivals in among small luxury crossovers. The 2021 Volvo XC60 drops the luxury-car attitude and delivers all the luxury-car feels.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 40.8 41.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 - -
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.3 38
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.8 56.3
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.9 38
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.3 58.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 37.2 38
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 55.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 56.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 65 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 113.1 112.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 76 74.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 64.4 64.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 6.7 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
186.1 186.2 184.6
Height, Overall (in)
66 62.5 65.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.7 36.1 63.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
28.7 - 17.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28.7 - 17.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - 41.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - 37.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - 30.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - 68.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 12.6 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 14.2 13.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 17.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 38.7 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50HR19 P285/40VR20 P235/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50HR19 P255/45VR20 P235/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 3500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4317 4208 4698
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 20 X 8.5 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 20 X 9.5 19 X 7.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
365 @ 1520 384 @ 2500 472
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 5800 385 @ 5500 400 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Turbo/Supercharger Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18 NA
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21 27 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24 NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- - 57
Battery Range (mi)
- - 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.00 5.35 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.69 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.25 1.95
Trans Type
8 9 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.21 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.72 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.80 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.24 3.03
Trans Order Code
2TB NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.64 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.86 0.81
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Mercedes-Benz GLC Volvo XC60
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.4 NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4.0 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 600
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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  • Lease: $469/mo. (2020)
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