2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2019 Buick Envision Essence

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2019 Buick Envision Essence

The 2019 model year is here, and even if the year itself isn’t, you’ll feel like you’re driving in the future with the Mercedes-Benz GLC. The compact SUV is a unique one in that it comes in multiple trim levels and options, like a juiced-up performance behemoth in the AMG® trims or as a coupe. See how the base 300 model compares to another popular model as we look at the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2019 Buick Envision Essence.

Under the hood of the 2019 GLC 300 sits a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. This produces a steady stream of power as the GLC 300 gets 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, compared to the 197 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque in the Envision. It also has a standard 9-speed automatic transmission compared to the 6-speed in the Envision which allows for smoother gear changes and better top-end fuel efficiency. Check out the additional comparisons in the table below!

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300


2018 Buick Envision Essence

$40,700* MSRP $35,800
22 city/28 hwy mpg** Fuel Efficiency 17 city/22 hwy mpg
9-speed automatic Transmission 6-speed automatic
241 Horsepower 197
273 lb-ft Torque 192 lb-ft
6.4 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Available
FWD Drivetrain FWD
3500 lbs Towing Capacity 1500 lbs
Standard PRESAFE® Not Available
Standard Adaptive Variable Suspension Not Available
7 inches Entertainment Screen Size 7 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Specs and features in the 2019 GLC 300

While both the GLC 300 and Envision are more than just your average SUV, they aren’t quite equal. Mercedes-Benz, the world’s oldest automaker, has had years of trial and error perfecting their craft, and it shows in the GLC 300. It has many intelligent features inside, some of which include:

  • ECO Start/Stop system
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Front power lumbar
  • 14-way power driver seat with memory
  • 5 years of Mercedes-Benz mbrace Connect
  • and much more!

You can get more information on the 2019 GLC 300 here at World Wide Motors in Indianapolis. Get in touch with the team here to get the rundown or schedule a test drive on our website!

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See dealer for details.

**EPA estimated 22 MPG highway and 28 MPG city with 17.4-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

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