P2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2018 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2018 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Does Subaru have what it takes to compete against the likes of Mercedes-Benz? Some might say no, but we’d like to give them the benefit of the doubt here. It’s not often David has a chance to go up against Goliath in the automotive industry, but there’s good reason here as Subaru is more of a premium brand. Take a look at our comparison between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2018 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring.

The Forester’s top trim offers drivers a lot in terms of performance. Unfortunately, there are a few features left out that the GLC 300 includes in it. Automatic load leveling and an adaptive variable suspension add a simple bonus to the vehicle, while a nine-speed automatic transmission gives it more seamless gear changes and better top-end fuel efficiency. Take a look at more specs and features below!

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300


2018 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

$40,050 MSRP $36,090
22 city/28 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 23 city/27 hwy mpg
9-Speed Automatic Transmission Variable Speed Automatic
241 Horsepower 250
273 lb-ft Torque 258 lb-ft
6.4 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Available
FWD Drivetrain FWD
7 Number of Airbags 7
3500 lbs Towing Capacity 1500 lbs
Standard ATTENTION ASSIST® Not Available
7 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Specs and Features in the 2018 GLC 300

Unfortunately, choosing a non-luxury vehicle like the Forester means you’re subject to non-luxury features inside. The GLC 300 is equipped with everything from an elegant design to advanced comfort and convenience features. Despite being only a few thousand dollars more than the Forester, the GLC comes out ahead by offering features not found in its rival such as:

  • Genuine wood trim

  • Power sunshade for roof

  • Front power lumbar

  • Cooled front seats

  • Electronic parking aid

  • Variable assisted steering

  • Rain-sensing wipers

  • and much more!

Interested in driving the 2018 GLC 300? This luxury SUV is the premier choice for those seeking luxury without paying much more than a similar model that the more conventional automakers produce. Get in touch with us today to see what we can do for you!

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