2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs. Its Competition

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class competes often with the BMW X3 for luxury buyers.

The X3 is similarly comfortable with great powertrains, including a new X3 M that should give AMG a run for its money.

The Audi Q5 is conservatively styled, but its powertrain may be a little more refined.

The Volvo XC60’s interior is on par with the GLC’s excellence, although its infotainment system is beginning to feel dated.

The smallest Range Rover is new this year, the Evoque has all the curb appeal and better efficiency.

The Lincoln Corsair is the replacement for the MKC, we’ll report back once we’ve driven it.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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2020 Audi Q52020 Audi Q5
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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque P250 R-Dynamic S2020 Land Rover Range Rover EvoqueGet Your Price2020 Lincoln Corsair2020 Lincoln CorsairGet Your Price2019 BMW X32019 BMW X3
2019 Volvo XC602019 Volvo XC60
Quick Specs
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The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is comfortable and quiet, with few rivals in among small luxury crossovers.
6.8
The 2020 Audi Q5 has become the default luxury crossover SUV for many drivers for a reason: it’s very good.
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The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque emerges from finishing school with more refined road manners.
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The 2020 Lincoln Corsair capitalizes on calm—and caps out near $60,000.
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The 2019 BMW X3 is a versatile compact crossover that delivers on rising expectations.
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The 2019 Volvo XC60 is the full picture: advanced powertrains, gorgeous interior, subtle exterior.
MSRP From     
$42,500$43,300$42,650$35,945$41,000$39,800
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 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 4WDN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
GLC 300 SUVPremium 45 TFSI quattroP250 SStandard FWDsDrive30i Sports Activity VehicleT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs. 2020 Audi Q52020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs. 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs. 2020 Lincoln Corsair2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs. 2019 BMW X32020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs. 2019 Volvo XC60