Compare 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs 2016 BMW X3

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
2016 BMW X3
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4MATIC 4-Door GLC 300
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28d 27 34 $39,555 $42,450
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $38,175 $40,950
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 27 $43,555 $46,800
X3 RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 21 28 $36,335 $38,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,084
$39,555
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,950
$42,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$683 / month
$708 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
As a tangential—and far more sophisticated—replacement for the GLK, the savvy 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC is a far better match for American wants and needs. The stylish 2016 BMW X3 skips the ruggedness thing entirely and instead succeeds in being one of the sportiest and tech-loaded yet fuel-efficient compact crossovers.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
41.9 40.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
- 36.5
Front Leg Room (in)
- 39.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 56
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
63.8 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
113.1 110.6
Height, Overall (in)
64.5 66.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
36.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
56.5 63.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.5 27.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
61.3 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
43.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
20.5 27.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 12.9
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)
12.6 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 17.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3947 4230
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 210
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
241 @ 5550 180 @ 4000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1300 280 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 27
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.84
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.31 2.11
Trans Type
9 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.93 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.50 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.08
Summary
Body Style
4MATIC Sports Activity Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLC BMW X3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 6.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
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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