2021 BMW x3 vs Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

glc vs x3

Are you in the market for a new Mercedes-Benz compact SUV near Blue Ash but want to check it against the competitors? Take a look at our comparison between the BMW x3 vs GLC 300 and we can show you how the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 stands above the competition. Then browse our inventory of 2021 GLC SUVs to find a Mercedes-Benz for sale at Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati! We want to help you find the right Mercedes-Benz for your lifestyle. 



Mercedes-Benz GLC

$43,000 MSRP*

Starting Price

$43,200 MSRP*
5 Seats

Seating Capacity

5 Seats
29 mpg

Highway Fuel Economy

29 mpg
248 hp


255 hp

Heated front seats

Not available

FrontBass Audio System


BMW x3 vs. GLC 300: Road Performance

When comparing the BMW x3 vs GLC 300 then can at first seem like fairly similar compact SUVs with, but there are some key differences for Montgomery drivers to take note of. The first is the extra power of the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. 

With higher torque and horsepower, the GLC 300 has more consistent power compared to the BMW x3, and, at roughly equivalent price and fuel economy, that makes the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 a better deal. Here are the specs for their performance:

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC

  • Engine: 2.0L inline-4 turbo
  • Torque: 273 lb-ft 
  • Power: 255 hp
  • Fuel Economy: 22/29 mpg city/highway*
  • Transmission: 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic

2021 BMW x3

  • Engine: 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder
  • Torque: 258 lb-ft
  • Power: 248 hp
  • Fuel Economy: 25/29 mpg city/highway
  • Transmission: 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission

BMW x3 vs. GLC 300: Key Interior Differences

As luxury compact SUVs, both the BMW x3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 come with a bevy of technological and comfort features. However, the Mercedes-Benz GLC manages to offer certain features that just don’t come standard with the BMW x3. These include the special FrontBass audio system that is exclusive to the GLC 300 and heated seats that are only available in the BMW x3 as an added extra. 

The FrontBass audio system uses the rigid front frame members in the Mercedes-Benz GLC as resonance chambers for twin under-dash subwoofers to produce a bass beat that just can’t be matched. Although the BMW x3 comes with its own audio system, the FrontBass audio system is specially designed.

Come to Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati and buy Your Mercedes-Benz GLC!

Now that you know what makes the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 stand out from the competition, come try one out for yourself here at Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati! Contact us, and we’ll be able to help you schedule a test drive as soon as possible. Apply for financing online, and you’ll be able to walk off the lot with your new Mercedes-Benz GLC!

*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. Options, model availability, and actual dealer price may vary. See dealer for details, costs, and terms.

*Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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