Compare the World-Class Mercedes-Benz GLC to the Competition

When you're shopping for a new luxury model, there's only one name to consider - Mercedes-Benz. The renowned carmaker combines legendary grace and sophistication with power in every brand-new Mercedes-Benz model they produce, and we're proud to carry a huge collection of them for you here at Betten Imports in Grand Rapids.


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In addition to classy sedans and sporty coupes, Mercedes-Benz is also known as the carmaker behind some of the world's best luxury SUVs and crossovers. One of our favorite models that we enjoy recommending to our customers in the Wyoming, MI area, is the new Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV.

This incredible model is available in four hard-to-beat trim levels. It seats five people in ultimate comfort, and comes with a tremendous list of impressive tech and safety features standard.

As great as we know the Mercedes-Benz SUV is, we also know there are other carmakers in the Allendale, MI area who are vying for your attention. To take the guesswork out of your next luxury SUV shopping excursion, we've compared our Mercedes-Benz GLC to several main competitors, and put them all in one place on this page for your reference.


Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. BMW X3

  • Tech features. The Mercedes-Benz GLC and the BMW X3 appear to have many similarities in size and design. But, delve a little further into their lists of equipment, and you'll see that, while the Mercedes-Benz comes with advanced convenience features, such as a power-adjustable steering wheel and keyless ignition, standard across all trims, the BMW does not. In fact, the X3 only gets those features if drivers move up expensive trim levels or add on extra packages at added cost.
  • All-wheel drive availability. Mercedes-Benz understands that, sometimes, drivers want a luxury SUV, but don't necessarily need the added ruggedness of all-wheel drive. That's why they give GLC drivers a choice of either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The base model GLC 300 gives you the option of which drivetrain you prefer, while the BMW is strictly all-wheel drive and doesn't give you any choice in the matter.

Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Lexus RX

  • Size and space. Overall, the Lexus RX SUV is larger than the Mercedes-Benz GLC. Yet, the GLC maximizes its dimensions better than the Lexus by giving drivers and passengers nearly the same amount of legroom and headroom as the Lexus. While the Lexus measures nearly ten inches longer than the GLC, it doesn't offer a tremendous amount of extra legroom when compared to the Mercedes-Benz. In fact, there's only around one-half inch of difference in rear seat passenger legroom in both vehicles.
  • Cargo capacity. The Lexus RX also appears to sacrifice substance for style when it comes to transporting cargo. Not only does its sloping rear window design mean larger objects won't fit in the rear cargo hold, the backseats also don't fold flat, which takes away some of the SUV's cargo storage as well. But, the Mercedes-Benz GLC cargo hold can accommodate bulkier objects, or a load of groceries, or several suitcases, and its backseats are power-folding and split in a 40/20/40 fold.



Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Audi Q5

  • Engine options. While the Audi Q5 model's single powertrain option, a 252-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine with seven-speed automatic transmission, appears to make choosing your SUV easier, it also doesn't allow you any wiggle room for how much power you want. However, the Mercedes-Benz GLC does allow you to choose, with several engine possibilities available, as well as a couple of different transmission options. You have your pick of a four-cylinder engine, a plug-hybrid powertrain, a V6, or an astounding V8 when you're considering a Mercedes-Benz GLC.
  • Comfort features. As high-end, luxury models, both of these vehicles come with the high level of materials and quality construction drivers expect. But, only the Mercedes-Benz GLC goes above and beyond to provide you with standard features and special touches that allow you to customize your vehicle's comfort level to suit your needs. While you may be able to get them as add-ons or upgrades on the Audi Q5, every Mercedes-Benz GLC comes with standard memory settings for the driver's seat, standard power-adjustable steering wheel, and standard adjustable drive settings.

Find Your Dream Mercedes-Benz SUV near Holland, MI

If you're in the Grandville area, and you're considering trying out a new Mercedes-Benz model of your own, stop by and visit us in Grand Rapids. Our professional sales team will help pair you with the perfect luxury model of your choice, and our expert finance center team will help you find the ideal loan or lease agreement to make driving your dream car or SUV a reality.