2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs BMW X3

Specs at a Glance

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC


  $40, 050

Roadside Assistance

  Unlimited yr. / Unlimited mi.

2018 BMW X3

2018 BMW X3


  $41, 000

Roadside Assistance

  4yr. / Unlimited

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 BMW X3

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The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC and the BMW X3 have solid reputations as upscale luxury vehicles that have found plenty of success in the auto industry. The luxury compact SUVs are athletic without compromising on the sleek design of each car. When you’re ready to own a high-end vehicle that you can show off, there are a few features to evaluate on each model.


The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC offers a long list of turbocharged engines, which are energetic and allow you to pick up speed quickly. One of the perks of the car is its composed handling, which will allow you to feel in complete control of the car while spending time on winding roads. The vehicle has a supple ride that is smooth and comfortable, making it easy to relax on long drives. The engine is also responsive with plenty of driving excitement offered.

The 2018 BMW X3 offers an all-wheel drive performance and a shifting eight-speed automatic transmission that comes standard in each vehicle. Unfortunately, the steering is too firm, which requires extra strength when making tight turns compared to the easy steering provided with the GLC. Built with an individual mode that allows you to customize the settings for a better driving experience, the BMW X3 offers an athletic race on the road when it comes to the Mercedes-Benz GLC.

Interior Features

The interior of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC is extremely luxe with premium materials used. The front and back seats are supportive with an abundance of standard features included in the vehicle, providing the driver with more options while on the go. The cabin is warm and inviting with an elegance that makes the car stand out in its class. The vehicle offers HD radio, trailer stability assist, crosswind assist, driver drowsiness monitoring, Bluetooth®, two USB ports, and buttons that are controlled in the center stack. All of the buttons are easy to find on a minimal dashboard that doesn’t look overly cluttered.

The 2018 BMW X3 offers a cabin with leather seats and a spacious setting. The infotainment system is easy to use without becoming distracted while driving. Unfortunately, there’s less cargo space that is available compared to the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC. All of the controls also lack appeal and look like they’d be used in a cheaper vehicle. More design that is found in the GLC would have increased the overall appeal of the vehicle.

Consumer Reviews

Not only is the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC appealing due to its aesthetic appeal, but it rides extremely well and allows drivers to feel pampered. The sharper shape offers a classier design that is less intimidating to drivers. Many consumers favor the car for the number of tech features that are included, which allows the car to be more advanced and provides the customer with added convenience while driving. The interior and exterior elegance of the SUV has increased customers’ expectations on what they desire out of a luxury vehicle.

Owners of the BMW X3 complain about the brakes, which require more pressure than other luxury SUVs. The car is fun to drive with good acceleration, making it easy to keep up with traffic. For families, the car is considered to be too small due to the lack of cargo space that is available.

If you’re interested in learning how the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC differs from the BMW X3, please contact us to speak to an expert. You can schedule a test drive at our dealership and also explore our large inventory of vehicles.

* Excludes all options, taxes, title registration, $995 transportation charge and dealer preparation fees.
* MSRP excludes destination & handling fee of $995, tax, title, license, and registration.