2021 BMW X3 vs Mercedes-Benz GLC

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2021 BMW X3


2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300


Starting MSRP

25 mpg

EPA-Estimated Gas Mileage - City

22 mpg
29 mpg

EPA-Estimated Gas Mileage - Highway

29 mpg
27 mpg

EPA-Estimated Gas Mileage - Combined

25 mpg
62.7 cu.ft.

Maximum Luggage Volume

56.5 cu.ft.
28.7 cu.ft.

Interior Cargo Volume

19.4 cu.ft.
4 years/50,000 miles

Limited Warranty

4 years/50,000 miles

Are you in the market for a newBMW X3? We don’t blame you. The sleek looks, the quality engineering, and the luxurious interior all combine to make this SUV a fine addition to any Bloomington driveway. But how does it stack up against the competition? We think it stands head and shoulders above its competitors. To prove it to you, we’ve put together a detailed, side by side 2021 BMW X3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC comparison below. We think you’ll see that the X3 is the clear winner. Let’s start this Mercedes-Benz vs. BMW face-off.

2021 BMW X3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC – Price

The starting MSRP for the 2021 BMW X3 comes in a couple hundred dollars lower than the Mercedes-Benz GLC. But that’s not the only way you save when you buy a new X3 from BMW of Bloomington. Don’t forget to check out ournew vehicle specials to make sure you’re getting the best price. Here is the MSRP for each SUV:

Starting MSRP

  • 2021 BMW X3 sDrive30i – $43,000
  • 2021 2021 GLC 300 SUV – $43,200

2021 BMW X3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC – Gas Mileage

Owning a luxury vehicle doesn’t have to mean spending a fortune at the pump. The new BMW X3 can get you anywhere you need to go in the greater Normal area without breaking the bank. It gets an impressive EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city, compared to just 22 mpg from the Mercedes-Benz GLC. The X3 is the clear winner in this Mercedes-Benz vs. BMW contest.

EPA-Estimated Gas Mileage

2021 BMW X3 sDrive30i

  • City – 25 mpg
  • Highway – 29 mpg
  • Combined – 27 mpg

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 SUV

  • City – 22 mpg
  • Highway – 29 mpg
  • Combined – 25 mpg

2021 BMW X3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC – Cargo Space

The X3 outclasses the GLC when it comes to cargo space, also. There’s more room in the rear cargo area as well as the entire area behind the front seats when the back seats are folded down. That’s more room for groceries, band instruments, or anything else you need to haul around Decatur. The X3 wins once again in this Mercedes-Benz vs. BMW showdown.

Maximum Luggage Volume

  • 2021 BMW X3 sDrive30i – 62.7 cu.ft.
  • 2021 2021 GLC 300 SUV – 56.5 cu.ft.

Interior Cargo Volume

  • 2021 BMW X3 sDrive30i – 28.7 cu.ft.
  • 2021 2021 GLC 300 SUV – 19.4 cu.ft.

Check Out the New BMW X3 at BMW of Bloomington

We make it easy for you to get behind the wheel of your next vehicle. You can even apply for financing online. Our dealership is conveniently located near Pekin, but you can also browse our entire inventory from the comfort of your own home! If you are not sure that the X3 is the right BMW SUV for you, take a look at our X3 vs. BMW X5 comparison and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


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