There's fierce competition in the compact crossover segment.
Mercedes' traditional rivals, Audi and BMW, both have excellent small crossovers.
The Q5, in particular, has just been redesigned and features an impressive technology suite and a terrific ride-and-handling compromise.
The BMW X3, meanwhile, is starting to feel a little dated but still offers a roomy interior and great engines.
Volvo's XC60 is up for a redesign soon, but the old model is aging well and it makes a compelling value.
Land Rover's Discovery Sport even features a third row of seats—although we wouldn't recommend sitting back there for long.
And don't discount the Lincoln MKC, which is based on the Ford Escape but feels suitably upscale in almost every respect.
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|2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC ClassBrowse Used Listings||2018 Audi Q5Browse Used Listings||2017 BMW X3Browse Used Listings||2017 Land Rover Discovery SportBrowse Used Listings||2017 Lincoln MKCBrowse Used Listings||2017 Volvo XC60Browse Used Listings|
|18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||N/A||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|GLC 300 SUV||2.0 TFSI Premium||sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle||SE 4WD||Premiere FWD||T5 FWD Dynamic|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||quattro Sport Utility||Sports Activity Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs. 2018 Audi Q5||2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs. 2017 BMW X3||2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs. 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport||2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs. 2017 Lincoln MKC||2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs. 2017 Volvo XC60|