2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs BMW X3

December 23rd, 2022 by

2022 Mercedes-Benz


vs 2022 BMW


$43,850 Starting MSRP: $43,700
GLC 300, GLC 300 4MATIC® Configurations: X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i, X3 M
22 City / 27 Hwy Fuel Economy: 23 City / 29 Hwy

Main Differences: 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs BMW X3

The main features separating the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC from the BMW X3 include performance capabilities and the vehicle’s features. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC offers quality performance and advanced features that beat out the competition. Want to know more? Keep reading our comparison guide to discover how the BMW X3 stacks up against the Mercedes GLC.

Performance and Handling

Both luxury SUVs offer 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinders and RWD drivetrains. However, the Mercedes SUV offers slightly better performance with 255 horsepower, 273 lb-ft of torque, and a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission. The BMW X3 offers slightly less horsepower and torque and only comes with an 8-speed Sport automatic transmission.

Performance specifications include:

2022 Mercedes-Benz


vs 2022 BMW


2.0L inline-4 turbo engine Engine(s) 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine
9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission Transmission(s) 8-speed Sport automatic transmission
255 HP Horsepower 248 HP
273 lb-ft Torque 258 lb-ft
RWD Drivetrain(s) RWD

Safety Features

The 2022 GLC received a 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA and made it on to the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick List for its extensive list of driver assistance features. These features include Active Brake Assist, Blind Spot Assist with Exit Warning Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST®, Crosswind Assist, PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, PRESAFE®, PRESAFE® Sound, Adaptive braking technology, a Rearview Camera, and Brake Assist. On top of these intuitive features, the GLC is built with Mercedes’ high-strength frame, seat belt technology, and an advanced airbag system. The 2022 X3 was also given a 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA, but it has not yet been reviewed or rated by the IIHS. In terms of driver assistance technology, the vehicle comes standard with features such as front and rear Park Distance Control, a Rear-view Camera, an Active Protection System with Fatigue and Focus Alert, Frontal Collision Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Speed Limit Info.

Looks out for your future. In milliseconds. Standard Blind Spot Assist helps make driving or even exiting the car safer. Available assists let you change lanes with a tap of your finger. Slow your cruising speed for an offramp. And look out for danger ahead, even if it’s coming from behind.”

Interior & Technology

The GLC’s interior is designed with luxe materials and finishes such as leather upholstery, real wood trim, and aluminum detailing. The cabin is also built with a number of comfort features such as dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, available 64-color LED ambient lighting, available ventilated front seats, and more. When it comes to connectivity, no one does it like Mercedes. In the driver-centric cockpit, you’ll find a 10.25” Mercedes-Benz User Experience infotainment display with features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a hands-free Bluetooth® interface. The BMW features a less streamlined design and while it is slightly larger, it doesn’t offer half of the advanced features that the Mercedes does.

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vs 2022 BMW


5 Seating Capacity 5
Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) Infotainment System(s) iDrive 7.0 system
56.5 ft³ Maximum Cargo Volume 62.7 ft³

Exterior Design

The GLC’s exterior is described as polished and athletic with a design that raises the benchmark. The luxury SUV comes in 12 stylish colors that pair with aluminum or color-keyed accents plus 18” split 5-spoke wheels. The modern vehicle comes with all-LED lighting, anodized roof rails, and a star-centered grille. However, if you prefer a bolder look, upgrade to the AMG® body styling and unlock a chiseled front air dam, flared side sills, and a deep rear valance team with 20” AMG® wheels. The X3 offers a similar design and features. Plus, it only comes in seven color options that all resemble one another.

The GLC aims to keep raising benchmarks for SUVs: Its athletic, aerodynamic body envelops an elegantly high-tech cabin. LED lighting and polished details express the brilliance within.”

Which vehicle should you choose?

While the 2022 BMW X3 is slightly cheaper and bigger than the Mercedes, the Mercedes offers better performance, design, and technology features. Plus, you can’t beat the reliability and luxury of a Mercedes-Benz.

Your Questions, Answered:

How fast is the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC?

The 2022 GLC offers an acceleration rate of 6.1 to 6.3 seconds.

How much is the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC?

The 2022 GLC starts at $43,850 for the GLC 300. The only other model is the GLC 300 4MATIC®, which starts at $45,850.

How reliable is the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC?

J.D. Power gave the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC a reliability rating of 80 out of 100.

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