Compare 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs 2017 BMW X3

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
2017 BMW X3
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SUV GLC 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SUV GLC 300 22 28 $36,410 $39,150
4MATIC SUV GLC 300 21 28 $38,270 $41,150
4MATIC Coupe GLC 300 22 27 $42,734 $45,950
4MATIC SUV AMG GLC 43 18 24 $51,057 $54,900
4MATIC Coupe AMG GLC 43 N/A N/A $55,475 $59,650
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Sports Activity Vehicle sDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sports Activity Vehicle sDrive28i 21 28 $37,745 $40,050
Sports Activity Vehicle xDrive28i 21 28 $39,605 $42,050
Sports Activity Vehicle xDrive28d N/A N/A $40,260 $42,750
Sports Activity Vehicle xDrive35i 19 26 $46,025 $48,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,410
$37,745
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,150
$40,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$653 / month
$668 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class makes a terrific combination of the features and practical needs most buyers want in an attractive package. The 2017 BMW X3 continues its run as one of the best compact luxury SUVs on the market—even in the face of much newer competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 39.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 40.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 36.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
28.5 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 8
Wheelbase (in)
113.1 110.6
Height, Overall (in)
64.5 66.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 63.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 62.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
19.4 27.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
36.6 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
56.5 63.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
61.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
19.4 27.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
43.3 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13
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)
13.5 12.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 17.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 39
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3892 4030
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 210
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
241 @ 5500 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1300 258 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.93 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.84
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.50 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.38
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLC BMW X3
Body Style
Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.4
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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