2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs. Its Competition

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 63 S Coupe first drive review
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.

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Quick Specs
6.8
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is comfortable and quiet, with few rivals in among small luxury crossovers.
6.5
The 2020 Audi Q5 has become the default luxury crossover SUV for many drivers for a reason: it’s very good.
6.4
The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque emerges from finishing school with more refined road manners.
7.2
The 2020 Lincoln Corsair capitalizes on calm—and caps out near $60,000.
7.3
The 2020 Volvo XC60 delivers all the feel and substance of a luxury car, without any ostentatious attitude.
MSRP From    
$42,500$43,300$42,650$35,945$40,150
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 / 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-4
EPA Class    
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name    
GLC 300 SUVPremium 45 TFSI quattroP250 SStandard FWDT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveAll WheelAll WheelFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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