2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2017 BMW X3

Upgrading from an average SUV to a luxury one is an exciting process. While there are plenty of options out there, two brands have dominated the luxury SUV segment for decades. We’ll take a look here at how two of them have done it in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2017 BMW X3. Which one is better for you?

You’ll notice that the GLC has an almost $3,000 lower starting MSRP than the X3 does despite having very similar features. This is probably enough to draw most people’s attention. It’s rare for a luxury SUV to fall below $40,000, but the GLC does just that. Buying luxury doesn’t have to cost a lot. See what else you can get in these two in the comparisons below.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2017 BMW X3
273 lb-ft. torque, 2.0-liter I4 Turbo Standard Engine 258 lb-ft. torque, 2.0-liter I4 Turbo
$39,150 Starting MSRP $42,050
22 mpg city 28 mpg hwy Fuel Economy 21 mpg city 28 mpg hwy
Optional Automatic Load Leveling Not Available
Optional Second Row Side Airbags Not Available
Standard Vehicle Theft Tracking/Notification Optional

Mercedes-Benz is Putting Safety Up Front

Sure, a sturdy frame and plenty of airbags will help keep you safe during a collision, and the 2017 GLC has those. What sets the GLC - and other Mercedes-Benz models - apart from the competition is its ability to prevent crashes before they even occur. It has an advanced network of safety assist features that use radar, cameras and other sensors to prevent collisions. COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS will read the road and determine if you’re approaching traffic too quickly. If you are, it will alert you to brake or brake for you if you don’t. ATTENTION ASSIST® is an industry first which will censor your behavior to determine if you’re getting too drowsy. If you are, it will alert you both audibly and visually to keep you aware of what’s going on. There’s even a PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist to help you get into those tight spaces.

Sure, there are plenty of pros and cons to each, but from our research it looks like the 2017 GLC has the X3 beat. If you want more information on the 2017 GLC, don’t hesitate to ask us! We have an expert team here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis who will answer all your questions with a smile and an honest take. Give us a call today!

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC touch screen
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC front interior
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC seats
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC back view

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