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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. BMW X3 xDrive 30i

2021 Mercedes Benz GLC vs. BMW X3
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300


2021 BMW X3 sDrive30i
2.0L inline-4 turbo


2.0L inline-4 twin-turbo
255 hp


248 hp
273 lb-ft of torque


258 lb-ft of torque
9-speed automatic transmission


8-speed automatic transmission

Crosswind Assist


Rear Seatbelt Pretensioners


If you’re interested in upgrading to a new luxury SUV, then you’ll be happy with both the Mercedes-Benz and BMW models, but which one is better? Mercedes-Benz vs. BMW is a top comparison for Mercedes-Benz Newmarket, and many of our customers come in wanting to know more about the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. BMW X3. And when you look for yourself, you’ll see it’s not difficult to notice why they are both excellent vehicles, with incredible performance and technology. Compare the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. BMW X3 for yourself, and then take one of our luxurious Mercedes-Benz models for a test drive around Aurora by contacting us today.

GLC or BMW X3: Starting Price

Even though you’ve decided to purchase or lease a luxury vehicle, you still want to make sure you’re getting the best bang for your buck. Let’s compare the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. BMW X3 pricing below:

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC® SUV: Starting at $49,900 MSRP
  • 2021 BMW X3 xDrive30i: Starting at $52,550 MSRP

Both luxury SUVs are affordably priced, but the new 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC offers a lower price point and stronger performance specs that you’ll learn about below.

GLC or BMW X3: Engines & Performance

When it comes to both SUVs, they are equipped with the 2.0L inline-4 engine, and yet, the Mercedes-Benz GLC provides slightly fiercer performance. The Mercedes-Benz GLC also includes a more robustly equipped interior that comes with plenty of standard features that you won’t find on the new X3. Some of these features include:

  • Crosswind Assist: Helps to keep you on track even when you’re hit by lateral blasts of wind.
  • PRESAFE® Sound: Works to protect your hearing during a crash by emitting a “pink noise” that triggers a protective reaction in the inner ear.
  • Rear seatbelt pretensioners: While both SUVs have front seat belt pretensioners, only the Mercedes-Benz GLC includes them for the rear outboard seats as well.

Find the Mercedes-Benz GLC at Mercedes-Benz Newmarket!

Now that you know how the luxury SUVs from Mercedes-Benz and BMW compare to one another, we want to get you behind the driver’s seat of the GLC configuration that checks off all your boxes. Let our finance department help you find the one that fits your needs, and then apply for financing today, so you can take home your favourite Mercedes-Benz model today. While you’re here, get acquainted with other Mercedes-Benz SUVs by exploring our site for handy guides like our overview of the Mercedes-Benz GLB interior! Also, be sure to explore our comparison between the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. GLC!

*National MSRP pricing is shown and is intended for informational purposes only. Prices do not include taxes, levies, fees, freight and delivery charges, insurance and license fees, as well as any other products or services not listed that may be available to you through your selected Mercedes-Benz retailer. Vehicle prices subject to change without notice. Dealer may sell for less. These prices do not apply in provinces with total/all-in pricing requirements. Please contact your local retailer directly by phone or in person for exact pricing details and total prices applicable in those provinces.

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