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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 2019 BMW X3

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 2019 BMW X3

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As far as compact SUVs go, the Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X3 are two favorites with solid reputations and exciting features. This begs the question: Which is the right choice for you? We’ve compared the GLC vs. BMW X3, starting with their entry-level trims. Read on to see how the 2019 GLC 300 vs. BMW X3 sDrive30i compare!

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 VS 2019 BMW X3
$40,700 Starting MSRP $41,000
2.0L turbo inline-4 Engine 2.0L turbo inline-4
273 lb-ft Torque 258 lb-ft
9-speed Transmission 8-speed
Standard Driver Attention Monitor Feature Not Offered
Standard Crosswind Assist Feature Not Offered

GLC 300 vs. X3: Price

If you want to enjoy a little extra cash in your pocket after your next SUV purchase, the Mercedes-Benz GLC will give you that. The costlier 2019 BMW X3 comes in with a price starting at $41,000, while the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is starting at $40,700*

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

GLC 300 vs. X3: Performance

  • Engine: Rancho Cucamonga shoppers will find a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine under the hood of both vehicles. However, that engine yields different results with both models.  The GLC produces 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, while the X3 generates 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.
  • Transmission: While the engine of the X3 is paired with an 8-speed automatic, for additional gear ratios and smoother shifting, the GLC gets a 9-speed automatic.
  • Towing: The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 offers towing of 3,500 pounds with optional trailer hitch, making it ideal for adventures in Fontana or Chino. The base X3 sDrive30i doesn’t offer towing.

GLC 300 vs. X3: Luxury Features

The Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X3 share many features, including telematics service, a power liftgate, and a leather steering wheel. Despite its lower price-tag, however, the GLC goes the extra mile to keep Upland and Corona drivers comfortable with the following features:

  • Wood trim
  • 14-way power driver’s seat with memory and 4-way lumbar support
  • ATTENTION ASSIST® driver attention monitor
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Lockable storage under cargo-area carpet
  • Retractable luggage cover
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

Test Drive the New GLC Near Fontana & Chino!

Curious as to how the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC stacks up to other SUVs? Compare the GLC vs. GLE or GLC vs. out-of-brand-competitors like the BMW X4 to find out! Then, schedule a test drive at Mercedes-Benz of Ontario near San Bernardino. We’ll be happy to give you a tour of its many features and specs.

*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.

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