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.
A redesigned BMW X3 arrives later this year with a new shape, new technology, and battery-enabled versions in the offing.
The new Volvo XC60 has a formidable combination of luxury and comfort, as well as a plug-in hybrid model.
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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|2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC ClassBrowse Used Listings||2018 Audi Q5Browse Used Listings||2018 BMW X3Browse Used Listings||2018 Land Rover Discovery SportBrowse Used Listings||2018 Lincoln MKCBrowse Used Listings||2018 Volvo XC60Browse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 28 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 SUV 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD||Small SUV 4WD||N/A||Small SUV 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD|
|GLC 300 SUV||2.0 TFSI Premium||xDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicle||SE 4WD||Premiere FWD||T5 AWD Momentum|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel||All Wheel||Four Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel|
|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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|2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs. 2018 Audi Q5||2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs. 2018 BMW X3||2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs. 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport||2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs. 2018 Lincoln MKC||2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs. 2018 Volvo XC60|