2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2019 BMW X3 in Northbrook, IL

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. BMW X3

Do you want to elevate your daily drive with a luxury SUV? There are a number of competitive options available for drivers in the Northbrook, IL area such as the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and 2019 BMW X3. Since you can only take home one model, the experts at Autohaus on Edens have highlighted the key differences between the two SUVs in the following page. If you have any questions before reading further, contact our Mercedes-Benz dealership in Northbrook, IL at (847) 272-7900.

The following page will take a closer look at the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, starting at $40,700 MSRP, and the 2019 BMW X3 sDrive30i, starting at $41,000 MSRP.

Interior and Exterior

Do you require a luxury SUV with refined style inside and out? Both luxury SUVs include comfortable cabins and bold exterior designs, but only one model has superior features. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has the amenities you want most inside a luxury vehicle, including the following:

  • The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 includes a 14-way power adjustable driver’s seat with memory, while the BMW X3 includes a 10-way adjustable driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats are only standard with the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
  • The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has a standard storage package which adds cargo-area enhancements
  • LED taillamps and daytime running lights are only included with the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X3 Interior

Performance and Capability

Do you want your new luxury SUV to provide enough passing power on the highway while remaining efficient enough to save at the pump? The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and BMW X3 have similar sized engines, but the GLC 300 provides significantly more torque compared to the X3. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 also comes with the 9G-TRONIC® automatic transmission, while the BMW X5 only includes an 8-speed automatic transmission. The table below includes complete engine specs for both models.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300


2019 BMW X3

2.0L I4


2.0L I4

241 HP


248 HP

273 lb.-ft.


258 lb.-ft.


Fuel Efficiency city/hwy


Safety and Technology

Do you want the latest safety and technology features with your luxury SUV? You’ll find a long list of options in both the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and BMW X3, but only the GLC 300 can give you the peace of mind you deserve. In addition to ATTENTION ASSIST®® and the touchpad controller, you can expect the following features from the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

  • 7-in. color display
  • FrontBass® audio system
  • Active Brake Assist
  • Trailer Stability Assist
  • Crosswind Assist

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC


When it comes to new vehicle warranties, both Mercedes-Benz and BMW include a four-year/50,000-mile warranty. Mercedes-Benz also offers a 36-month/100,000-mile extended warranty for additional peace of mind. Your Mercedes-Benz warranty will also include routine maintenance performed by factory-trained technicians and the use of only genuine parts for upgrade or replacement.

Schedule a 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Test Drive

Now that you have decided the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is the right luxury SUV for you, it is time to view the models available in the new inventory at Autohaus on Edens. After you’ve selected the particular model you’re interested in, schedule a viewing appointment by calling our Mercedes-Benz dealership in Northbrook, IL by at (847) 272-7900.



2018 mercedes-benz glc vs. bmw x3

Are you looking for a spacious SUV with advanced technology for your growing family? Finding the right luxury SUV that has powerful performance, modern features, and innovative technology can sometimes be tough. To help with your research, the experts at Autohaus on Edens have put two popular SUVs head-to-head: the new BMW X3 and the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC. Continue reading to discover which one is the winner.

For the purposes of this comparison, we’ll take a look at the 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i, starting at $42,650, and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC® SUV, starting at $42,050.

If you already know the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC is the ideal SUV to take your daily drive to new heights, browse the new inventory at our Mercedes-Benz dealership in Northbrook, IL to see our available models. We also recommend visiting our incentives page to see if you qualify for our latest finance and lease offers.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. BMW X3: Performance & Capability

While the 2018 BMW X3 and 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC provide dependable performance with 2.0L I4 turbocharged engines, you’ll only find the ECO-START® system, which automatically shuts off the engine at idle situations to save fuel and reduce emissions, on the new 2018 GLC SUV. Also only available on the 2018 GLC is the DYNAMIC SELECT® multimode drive program allows you to select from four different drive modes to create a driving experience that’s uniquely yours. Both of these luxury SUVs have a towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. Key engine and performance specs for both SUVs are as follows:

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV 2018 BMW X3
2.0L inline-4 turbo Engine 2.0L inline-4 turbo
241 HP Horsepower 248 HP
273 lb.-ft. Torque 258 lb.-ft.
9G-TRONIC automatic with shift paddles Transmission Eight-speed automatic
4MATIC® all-wheel drive Drivetrain All-wheel drive
21/28 MPG Fuel Economy 22/29 MPG
3,500 lbs. Towing Capacity* 3,500 lbs.

*When properly equipped

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. BMW X3: Interior & Exterior

Both the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC interior and 2018 BMW X3 interior can comfortably sit five passengers. They both also come with 18-in. alloy wheels, roof rails, and daytime running lights, but our experts agree you’ll appreciate the features of the 2018 GLC much more. Get comfortable in the 14-way power driver seat with memory when you drive the 2018 GLC. The 2018 X3 only offers 10-way power front seats. See additional interior and exterior features of the new 2018 GLC SUV below.

2018 mercedes-benz glc suv interior

Interior Features:

  • 56.5 cu. ft. of cargo capacity
  • 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel
  • Natural Grain Brown Ash wood trim
  • 14-way power driver seat with memory
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 40/20/40-split rear seats with power folding
  • Illuminated entry system
  • Retractable luggage cover

2018 mercedes-benz glc suv design

Exterior Features

  • 18-in. 5-spoke alloy wheels
  • Anodized roof rails
  • LED daytime running lights and taillamps
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Power folding side mirrors
  • Power liftgate

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. BMW X3: Safety & Technology

Even though the 2018 GLC and 2018 X3 both offer the latest safety systems and technology, our experts believe you’ll prefer the 2018 GLC over the 2018 BMW X3, because it delivers features not available with the new X3. The ATTENTION ASSIST® system that’s standard on the new 2018 GLC SUV alerts you with both visual and audible warning if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. You won’t find such a feature on the new 2018 X3. Additional safety and technology features of the new 2018 GLC SUV are as follows:

2018 mercedes-benz glc suv safety features

Safety Features:

  • Crosswind Assist
  • Rearview camera
  • PRESAFE® system
  • Brake Assist (BAS®)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
  • Trailer Stability Assist
  • Aluminum and high-strength steel body structure
  • SmartKey with KEYLESS-START®

2018 mercedes-benz glc suv technology

Technology Features

  • FrontBass® system
  • Bluetooth® audio streaming
  • 5 years of Mercedes-Benzmbrace® Connect
  • Remote Start via Mercedes me Mobile App
  • Dual USB audio ports
  • HD Radio® receiver

test-drive the 2018 mercedes-benz glc suv

Are you ready to get into the driver’s seat of the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC to experience its impressive capability and advanced tech for yourself? Schedule a test drive at our Mercedes-Benz dealership in Northbrook, IL. If you have any questions, get in touch with the Autohaus on Edens team through our contact form or by calling (847) 272-7900.

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