The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is relatively a new entrant in Mercedes-Benz’s lineup. But in a short span of time, the GLC-Class has already caught up quite significantly with its counterparts and has already become a big name in the luxury compact crossover SUV segment. But with more power comes more responsibility, and the GLC-Class goes against some powerful competitors like the BMW X3. Let’s look at what makes the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class a better option to choose, compared to the 2021 BMW X3.
The 2022 model year version of the GLC-Class receives a list of interesting updates such as more standard features and more standalone options for all the GLC-Class trims, passive hands-free entry as well as self-parking function and rear cross-traffic alert standard on all trims, the addition of new Cirrus Silver exterior color, and the discontinuation of the GLC350e plug-in hybrid trim. Intrigued by the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class? Contact us today to know more.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
2021 BMW X3
|2.0-liter Turbocharged Inline-four Cylinder
||2.0-liter Turbocharged Inline-four Cylinder|
|255 hp / 273 lb. -ft.
||Horsepower / Torque
||248 hp / 258 lb. -ft.|
|Nine-speed shiftable automatic
||Eight-speed shiftable automatic|
The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class’s base trim is a lot more powerful than the X3 in both the horsepower and torque output aspects. Both the vehicles have a big list of powertrain options on offer with both of them offering a powerful performance-oriented trim for auto enthusiasts. But even in the most powerful option, the GLC-Class offers a slightly higher power output compared to the X3. This makes the GLC-Class a better performer of the two. The GLC-Class’s nine-speed automatic transmission is also a lot more refined compared to the X3 making the overall driving experience a lot more memorable.
Coming to the interior, the GLC-Class is draped with soft-touch materials all around with leatherette upholstery on the base trim that upgrades to leather upholstery on the higher trims. The X3’s interior offerings are also similar to that of the GLC-Class. But it is the overall fit-and-finish of the GLC-Class that makes it a more preferable pick in this aspect. Coming to features, the GLC-Class is equipped with a 10.25-inch touchscreen display, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, Steering wheel with Touch Control Buttons, HD Radio Receiver, and Dual USB-C audio ports, to name some of the many features. Even though the X3 also offers a lot of these features, it is the user-friendly nature and ease-of-usage aspect of the GLC-Class’s infotainment system that makes it a better pick.
Coming to safety, both the vehicles go hand-in-hand in this aspect with similar safety features and active driver-assistance features. But overall, the GLC-Class’s higher power output, more comfort and convenience feature offerings, and incredible multimedia features offered make the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class a better pick.