2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2017 BMW X3

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2017 BMW x3

2017 BMW X3


All luxury SUVs offer a few distinct characteristics. They have easier handling than a full-size SUV and include more cargo and passenger room than a sedan. Both the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC and the 2017 BMW X3 could work for Rancho Cordova families, but only one provides more exhilarating performance for a lower price. Read on to find out which vehicle comes out ahead!

Standard Power

When you’re getting up to speed on Interstate 80 near Cordova, you want a vehicle with superior acceleration and performance. Both the GLC and the X3 come with your choice of high-performance engines. Let’s take a look at which one performs better in the base trim:

  • The Mercedes-Benz GLC features a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that puts out 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque.
  • While the BMW X3 also utilizes a 2.0L four-cylinder engine, it only manages to produce 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.

If you want more power in the base trim, the GLC is the better choice.

2017 GLC

Competitive Pricing

The X3 and the GLC both include an array of luxury features, including Bluetooth®* connectivity and a selection of high tech safety systems. However, only one will save you money on the base trim:

  • The 2017 GLC starts at $39,150 MSRP.
  • The 2017 X3 starts at $40,050 MSRP.

That’s a difference of nearly $1,000. Since both of these vehicles are similarly equipped, why pay more?

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Upgraded Performance

Both Mercedes-Benz and BMW have long histories of high performance engines, and at higher trim levels, they both offer thrilling power. Let’s explore the performance figures of these upgraded engines:

  • The 2017 AMG® GLC 43 includes a 3.0L V6 that puts out 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 2017 X3 xDrive35i also uses a 3.0L V6 engine, but it only manages 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque.

As you can see, when it comes to standard and available performance, there’s only one winner.

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Experience the GLC Advantage in El Dorado Hills

Mercedes-Benz of El Dorado Hills is excited to reveal the winner of this comparison: The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC! When you’re ready to see this versatile SUV in person, come visit our showroom at 1000 Mercedes Lane, just a short drive from Folsom and Gold River. Our finance department will work with you to find a low-cost auto loan that fits your budget. Feel free to call our sales staff with any questions at 916.741.4258, and contact us online with any questions you might have. While you’re here, be sure to check out our comparison between the Mercedes-Benz GLC and Audi Q3.

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