2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2019 BMW X3

Mercedes-Benz and BMW are two iconic luxury brands that are embedded deeply in the popular consciousness. Each of these titans have made their mark on the automotive world and have offered elegant and high-performing coupes and sedans in varying sizes from compact to full-size. However in recent years these brands have also made the transition into the midsize crossover market. In this 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2019 BMW X3 comparison we are going to look at how these two great rivals stack up against each other.

Both crossovers come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine and have very similar engine output. The BMW has a slight advantage in horsepower, but the Mercedes-Benz pulls ahead (literally and metaphorically) when it comes to torque options. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 also has a nine-speed automatic transmission while the 2019 BMW X3 30i comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2019 BMW X3 30i
$40,700* Starting MSRP $41,000
241 hp, 273 lb-ft Engine Output 248 hp, 258 lb-ft
MB-Tex Leatherette Standard Upholstery SensaTec Leatherette
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto (Available) Smartphone Connectivity Apple CarPlay (Available)

Features and Advantages of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC

There is only one Mercedes-Benz in this 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2019 BMW X3 comparison, and sometimes that makes all the difference. The standard interior upholstery of both of these models is premium leatherette, with the 2019 GLC 300 coming with elite MB-Tex and the BMW outfitted with SensaTec. Each one also offers Bluetooth phone connectivity and available Apple CarPlay connectivity, but the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC is the only model that is also available with Android Auto compatibility for Android phone users. This model also comes standard with a 14-way power-adjusting driver’s seat with driver memory settings (compared to a 10-way adjustable seat on the 2019 BMW X3).

Each of these models also offers safety features like collision minimization systems (PRESAFE®** on the Mercedes-Benz GLC and Active Protection System on the BMW X3), adaptive cruise control, braking assist, and more.

Would you like to learn more about the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC in the Kansas City MO area? Contact a member of the Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City team today to schedule your test drive and really feel the difference.

*MSRP for 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 includes transportation charge. Excludes all options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See dealer for details.

**PRESAFE® closes the side windows when the system's sensors detect side movements that suggest a possible rollover. A small gap is left near the fully closed position. Seat and head restraints adjust only when equipped with memory system.

2019/2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC rear view
2019/2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC rear seats
2019/2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC seats in brown
2019/2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC driver cockpit