Compare 2021 BMW X3 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2021 BMW X3
2021 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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AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe 17 24 $61,006 $64,900
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC SUV 18 24 $56,306 $59,900
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ Coupe 15 22 $72,286 $76,900
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ SUV 15 22 $69,466 $73,900
GLC AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupe 15 22 $79,430 $84,500
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe 22 28 $48,551 $51,650
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC SUV 21 28 $42,488 $45,200
GLC GLC 300 SUV 22 29 $40,608 $43,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,140
$61,006
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,600
$64,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$943 / month
$1082 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 BMW X3 is a do-all small crossover loaded with luxury, technology, and usability, with a dash of sporty personality. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class can be a soothing urban oasis—or a roaring twin-turbo V-8 track star. It’s your call.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 76
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 64.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
186.1 187
Height, Overall (in)
66 62.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 113.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
28.7 18
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28.7 18
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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
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 Size
P245/50HR19 P285/40VR20
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4317 4235
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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 8.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
365 @ 1520 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 5800 385 @ 6100
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 17
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 Drive All Wheel Drive
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 - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 8.9
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
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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
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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2021 BMW X3
  • 2021 BMW X3 available; 2022s arriving
  • Lease: From $459 for 36 months
  • Rebate: Up to $2,000 APR Credit
  • Finance: 1.9% APR for 60 months
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
  • 2021 GLC-Class on sale now
  • Lease: From $499/mo.
  • Rebates: $1,000 finance bonus cash
  • Finance: From 2.99% for 72 mo.
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