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Dare to Compare the Mercedes Benz GLC

Dare to Compare Mercedes-Benz GLC

We Dare to Compare the GLC vs. the BMW X4 and Cadillac XT5!

When it comes to the small crossover segment, power, fuel-efficiency, comfort, and safety are musts for Laguna Beach shoppers. If you’re considering the 2018 BMW X4 or 2018 Cadillac XT5, take a closer look at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC—an agile SUV with plenty of power and features. Although less costly than many of its rivals, the GLC hits all of the marks, offering fuel-friendly performance, notable towing power, and comfort and tech galore. Check out our chart below to see how the new GLC stacks up to the latest X4 and XT5 and click here to view our new GLC lease specials!

Features 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 SUV 2018 BMW X4 xDrive28i Sport Activity Coupe 2018 Cadillac XT5 FWD SUV
Starting MSRP $40,050 $47,600 $40,195
Performance Specs
Engine 2.0L turbo I4 engine 2.0L turbo I4 engine 3.6L V6 engine
Horsepower 241 hp 240 hp 310 hp
Torque 273 lb-ft 258 lb-ft 271 lb-ft
Transmission 9-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles 8-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles 8-speed automatic transmission
Drive Mode Program DYNAMIC SELECT® with ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, and Individual modes Driving Dynamics Control with ECO PRO, COMFORT, SPORT, and SPORT+ modes Driver Select Ride Mode with Touring, Snow/AWD, and Sport modes
Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA-Estimated City MPG 22 20 19
EPA-Estimated Highway MPG 28 28 26
Max Towing Capacity 3,500 pounds 3,500 pounds 3,500 pounds
Max Seating Capacity 5 5 5
Max Cargo Capacity 56.5 cubic feet 49.4 cubic feet 63.0 cubic feet
Exterior Dimensions
Length 183.3 inches 184.3 inches 189.5 inches
Width 74.4 inches 74.1 inches 75.0 inches
Height 64.5 inches 63.9 inches 66.0 inches
Wheelbase 113.1 inches 110.6 inches 112.5 inches
Curb Weight 3,891 pounds 4,130 pounds 3,985 pounds
Exterior Features
Rain-Sensing Wipers Standard Standard Feature Not Offered
Heated and Memory-Adjustable Exterior Mirrors Standard Memory-adjustable only Heated only
Remote Trunk Release Standard Optional Standard
Wheel Diameter 18 inches 19 inches 18 inches
Automatic Load Leveling Optional Feature Not Offered Feature Not Offered
Interior Features
Genuine Wood Trim Standard Standard Feature Not Offered
Leather Upholstery Optional Optional Feature Not Offered
Passenger Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Standard Standard Feature Not Offered
Cooled Front Seats Optional Feature Not Offered Feature Not Offered
Cargo Cover Retractable soft cargo cover Removable hard cargo cover Optional
Embedded Navigation System Optional Optional Feature Not Offered
Safety Features
Front Airbag Deactivation via Child Seat Detection System Standard Feature Not Offered Feature Not Offered
Emergency Telematics System Mercedes-Benz mbrace® Connect BMW Assist eCall OnStar®
Forward Collision Alert with Front Automatic Braking COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS® Optional Optional
Driver Attention Monitor ATTENTION ASSIST® Feature Not Offered Feature Not Offered
Pre-Collision System PRESAFE® Feature Not Offered Feature Not Offered

Choose the Compact SUV with the Most!

Compared to the 2018 BMW X4 and 2018 Cadillac XT5, the GLC 300 sets itself far apart as a cost-effective yet reliable SUV. Not only is the GLC more than a match with greater torque, it also promises Costa Mesa and Irvine drivers fantastic fuel economy, as well as a selection of drive modes via DYNAMIC SELECT®. Inside the five-person cabin, you’ll find plenty of exciting amenities, such as ample cargo space, power front seats with memory, and an optional embedded navigation system. Backed by standard driver assists, such as PRESAFE®, you’re free to go the distance inside the 2018 GLC!

We’re Your Mercedes-Benz Experts Near Huntington Beach!

The 2018 GLC is a powerful and luxurious crossover SUV with a small footprint, stellar fuel economy ratings, and rave reviews from critics. To see what else the GLC can do, contact Fletcher Jones Motorcars Newport Beach—your local Orange County Mercedes-Benz dealer—at 3300 Jamboree Road in Newport Beach, CA. We’re available to answer your questions seven days a week!

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