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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 2018 BMW X4

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300vs. 2018 BMW X4


For many Costa Mesa and Irvine drivers, the ideal family vehicle is powerful, fuel-friendly, accommodating, and safe. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and the BMW X4 are two vehicles that more than fit the bill. To see which is the smarter choice for you, check out Fletcher Jones Motorcars’ detailed comparison below! We’ve matched up the critically acclaimed 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. BMW X4 to help you determine which better suits your needs.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 VS 2018 BMW X4
$40,050 MSRP $47,600
22 City MPG 20
273 lb-ft Torque 260 lb-ft
56.5 cubic feet Maximum Cargo Area 49.4 cubic feet
Standard Forward Collision Mitigation with Automatic Braking Optional

Performance & Handling

Under the hoods of the GLC 300 and the comparable X4 xDrive28i, you’ll find a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine. However, the engine of the GLC 300 is a different beast entirely, harnessing up to 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque to overpower the BMW X4’s 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. That’s not a hugely significant bump of power, though it will make itself known when you attempt highway passes or quick turns at intersections. What’s truly surprising is that the new GLC still manages to net up to 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway, a considerable boost over the BMW’s less inspiring 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway rating.

2016 Mercedes GLC300
2016 Mercedes GLC300

Dimensions & Cargo Space

Once inside, the Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X4 continue to share many features, including a central display screen, a multi-functional steering wheel, cruise control, and more. However, you’d be forgiven for feeling more than a touch claustrophobic inside the BMW, with only:

  • 40.0 inches of front headroom vs. 41.9 in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
  • 37.4 inches of rear headroom vs. 38.5 in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

The GLC 300 interior has a maximum cargo capacity of 56.5 cubic feet, placing it near the head of the segment. The BMW X4 SAV’s 49.4 cubic feet feels markedly less accommodating. So, with all that space on offer, the GLC 300 must at least weigh more than the BMW, right? In fact, it boasts a curb weight of just 3,892 pounds vs. the BMW X4 SAV’s 4,130 pounds.

Standard Safety Features

The GLC 300 and X4 make safety a top priority. For drivers’ peace of mind, the GLC 300 and the X4 come with mbrace® and BMW Assist eCall, respectively, which provide on-demand emergency services. While the X4 features rear Park Distance Control for hassle-free parking, the GLC 300 comes standard with a wide-angle rearview camera, which makes excellent use of the 7-inch screen. Additionally, the GLC 300 doesn’t skimp on standard crash mitigation/prevention systems, and includes:

  • Forward Collision Mitigation with Automatic Braking (COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS®)
  • Driver attention monitor (ATTENTION ASSIST®)
  • Pre-collision system (PRESAFE®)

None of the above systems are included as standard on the BMW X4 Sports Activity Coupe.

2016 Mercedes GLC300

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Spacious and better-equipped, as well as lighter and more maneuverable, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 emerges clearly superior to the BMW X4. To more thoroughly compare the GLC 300 SUV vs. the BMW X4 SAV, or other Mercedes-Benz and BMW models, schedule a test drive at Fletcher Jones Motorcars Newport Beach! We’re on call every day of the week to assist Orange County and Huntington Beach drivers!

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