2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs. Its Competition

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
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 an X3 M that gives the GLC AMG a run for its money.

The Audi Q5 is conservatively styled, but its powertrain may be a little more refined than the GLC’s turbo-4.

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

The Lincoln Corsair has a hushed interior and strong turbo-4 pull, as well as a rare plug-in hybrid edition.

The smallest Range Rover, the Evoque, has tons of curb appeal (and badge appeal) and is much improved over its first generation.

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Quick Specs
7.3
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class runs the gamut from AMG track star to urbane oasis.
6.7
The 2022 Audi Q5 crossover SUV goes long on everyday virtue—and on nimble road manners in the sporty SQ5 edition.
7.0
The 2022 Lincoln Corsair dresses for success, with great infotainment, a quiet cabin, and a plug-in hybrid edition.
7.3
The 2021 BMW X3 is a do-all small crossover loaded with luxury, technology, and usability, with a dash of sporty personality.
6.8
The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque has discreet but obvious good taste—and good handling, too.
7.7
The 2021 Volvo XC60 drops the luxury-car attitude and delivers all the luxury-car feels.
MSRP From     
$43,850$43,300$36,105$43,000$43,300$41,700
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 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-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
GLC 300 SUVPremium 40 TFSI quattroStandard FWDsDrive30i Sports Activity VehicleS AWDT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
5N/A5555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport 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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