2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2017 BMW X3
At first glance, the 2017 BMW X3 may seem like it’s the perfect luxury SUV. While the BMW X3 is a good choice, it definitely trails behind the Mercedes-Benz GLC for a variety of reasons. If you’re interested in learning more about why you should reconsider the BMW X3 and explore the GLC, keep reading this handy comparison by RBM of Alpharetta.
Power and Efficiency
As a luxury SUV shopper, you are probably looking for a vehicle that offers a unique blend of power and fuel efficiency. While the X3 xDrive35i tops out at 300 hp, the AMG® GLC 43 SUV dominates with an astounding 362 hp. In addition, the AMG® GLC 43 accelerates at a more impressive rate than the X3 xDrive35i. It can go from 0 to 60 in only 4.8 seconds, whereas the xDrive35i takes 5.3 seconds to shoot up from 0 to 60. When it comes to fuel economy, the base GLC 300 is capable of 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, while the entry-level X3 sDrive281 lags behind in its city fuel efficiency numbers with 21 mpg.
One of the greatest selling points of a luxury SUV is the fact that it is typically loaded with a variety of exciting standard features that are designed to ensure a comfortable ride every time. Both the 2017 GLC and X3 offer a plethora of standard conveniences such as dual-zone automatic climate control, rear power windows, a multi-function remote, front power memory seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. However, on the GLC, you can select from one the following features that are not options on any of the X3 vehicles:
- Household-Type 115V Power Outlet
- Illuminated Front Door Sills
- FrontBass® System
- AMG® Head-Up Display
- In-Car WiFi Hotspot
- Burmester® Premium Surround Sound System
It’s likely that safety is another priority for you while trying to find the right luxury SUV. The good news is both the Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X3 are furnished with a number of airbags, an anti-theft alarm system, halogen headlights, exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals, and a rear window defogger.
For an extra level of protection, the GLC is the way to go. Only on the GLC, you’ll find the revolutionary ATTENTION ASSIST® system which is effective in detecting drowsiness on long road trips by detecting up to 70 parameters of a driver’s behavior. If the system does detect a drowsy driver, it will give off a visual and audible alert and provide the driver with useful information that will help him or her reach their desired destination safely.
Test-Drive the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC at RBM of Alpharetta
Instead of settling for the 2017 BMW X3, take the time to test-drive the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC. Once you get behind its wheel, you’ll be thankful that you did. Contact RBM of Alpharetta to learn more about the GLC and get any questions that you may have answered by one of our knowledgeable sales professionals.