2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs. Its Competition

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (Mercedes-AMG GLC43)
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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 latest BMW X3 sports a new shape, new technology, and battery-enabled versions are on the way; as it stands, it’s an excellent mid-size SUV with serious sporting potential.

Land Rover's Discovery Sport even features a third row of seats—although we wouldn't recommend sitting back there for long.

The new Volvo XC60 has a formidable combination of luxury and comfort, as well as a plug-in hybrid model.

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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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class uses a plush ride and a lush cabin to captivate crossover crowds—and trumps it all with the AMG card.
7.0
It’s easy to see why buyers increasingly pick luxury compact crossovers like the 2019 Audi Q5; it’s comfortable and quick with plenty of room.
7.2
The 2019 BMW X3 is a versatile compact crossover that delivers on rising expectations.
6.4
The 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport delivers a more affordable, more carlike interpretation of the Land Rover mystique, but it’s still capable where and when it needs to be.
6.6
The 2019 Lincoln MKC luxury crossover this year pairs refined powertrains with better looks, but it still lags the space or efficiency found in other rivals.
7.3
The 2019 Volvo XC60 is the full picture: advanced powertrains, gorgeous interior, subtle exterior.
MSRP From     
$40,700$42,950$41,000$37,990$33,995$39,800
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
GLC 300 SUVPremium 45 TFSI quattrosDrive30i Sports Activity VehicleSE 4WDStandard FWDT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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