2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2016 BMW X3
As you probably have noticed from your daily commute, utility vehicles are quickly growing in popularity. In recent years, that is especially true in the luxury segment, where models like the Mercedes-Benz GLC (formerly the GLK) and BMW X3 have been thriving. Although both have experienced their share of success in showrooms, there are some key differences between these two models that may cause drivers to lean one direction or the other. To help point out those differences and give you the tools you need to make a smart purchasing decision, we conducted a brief comparison between the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2016 BMW X3.
With nearly identical price points for the all-wheel drive base models, cost won't be much of a consideration in your decision. Additionally, the 2.0-liter turbocharged engines under the hoods of the two models generate nearly identical horsepower, with the GLC yielding 241 HP and the X3 delivering 240 HP. So where do the differences lie? Continue reading and take a closer look at the table below to uncover the answer.
|2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC350 4MATIC||VS||2016 BMW X3 xDrive 28i|
|241 HP / 273 lb-ft Torque||Performance Specs||240 HP / 260 lb-ft Torque|
|9 Speed Automatic||Transmission||8-Speed Automatic|
|3,947 lbs||Curb Weight||4,150 lbs|
|N/A||Fuel Economy||21 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy|
Choosing Between the Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X3
Although a lot of specs are similar, there are a few differences of which to take note when comparing the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X3. At the time of this writing, the GLC has not received fuel-economy ratings from the EPA, but with a new nine-speed transmission and a lighter construction than the previous year, we expect fuel economy to at least match, if not surpass that of the BMW X3.
Of course, there are also less tangible factors to consider when comparing these two crossovers, which is best done in person and behind the wheel. For 2016, Mercedes-Benz has updated the interior of the GLC to portray the modern luxury the brand has embodied over the years. Genuine materials fill the cabin while convenience and connectivity features abound. Additionally, passengers enjoy a little extra space than they would in the BMW X3.
Get behind the wheel of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC in Chicago IL at Loeber Motors and take the first step toward finding your next luxury vehicle.