2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs. Its Competition

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (GLC300)
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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

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

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

The Lincoln Corsair is a much-improved replacement for the MKC, with a hushed interior and strong turbo-4 pull.

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Quick Specs
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The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class can be a soothing urban oasis—or a roaring twin-turbo V-8 track star. It’s your call.
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The 2021 Audi Q5 crossover puts a new face on a best-selling formula that doesn’t show signs of getting old.
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The 2021 BMW X3 is a do-all small crossover loaded with luxury, technology, and usability, with a dash of sporty personality.
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The 2021 Lincoln Corsair builds its brand on serenity and luxury.
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The 2021 Volvo XC60 drops the luxury-car attitude and delivers all the luxury-car feels.
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The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque emerges from finishing school with more refined road manners.
MSRP From     
$43,200$43,300$43,000$36,105$41,700$42,650
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 64 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric 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 SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Style Name     
GLC 300 SUVPremium 45 TFSI quattrosDrive30i Sports Activity VehicleStandard FWDT5 FWD MomentumP250 S
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll WheelRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel
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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