2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs. Its Competition

2023 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 with power beyond anything the GLC offers.

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 than the GLC’s turbo-4.

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

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

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Quick Specs
The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class squares up for a final (?) gas-powered run with turbo-4 urge and available all-wheel drive.
6.7
The 2022 Audi Q5 crossover SUV goes long on everyday virtue—and on nimble road manners in the sporty SQ5 edition.
7.2
The 2022 BMW X3 crossover SUV has it all and does it all, from light off-roading to high-speed track scorching.
7.0
The 2022 Lincoln Corsair dresses for success, with great infotainment, a quiet cabin, and a plug-in hybrid edition.
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The 2022 Volvo XC60 exudes elegance and charm, without the usual luxury-car attitude.
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The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque has discreet but obvious good taste—and good handling, too.
MSRP From     
$53,900$43,300$43,700$36,370$42,650$43,300
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 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 Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 4WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
GLC 300 4MATIC CoupePremium 40 TFSI quattrosDrive30i Sports Activity VehicleStandard FWDB5 FWD MomentumS AWD
Drivetrain     
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4MATICquattro 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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