BMW X3 vs Mercedes-Benz GLC


Congratulations! You’ve decided it’s time to give your travels in and around Tampa and South Tampa, FL, an upgrade with a German-engineered SUV. While you’ve made this decision, you still have to decide which brand and model is right for your needs. To make this decision easier for you, we at Reeves BMW Tampa have created this BMW X3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC review.

In this review, we’ll compare these vehicles side by side so you can quickly see which one is better suited for your Brandon and Wesley Chapel travels. Let’s get started!

Performance Capabilities

BMW X3 Performance Specs

One of the many benefits to driving a luxury SUV is the unmatched power they produce. What’s even better is, as is the case with the BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC, you often have multiple engine configurations to choose from.

Since the saying less is more definitely doesn’t apply here, let’s compare the most powerful engine configurations of the X3 vs. GLC!

BMW X3 vs Mercedes-Benz GLC Optional Engine Configurations





3.0L TwinPower Turbo

2.0L Turbo

Horsepower (HP)

382 HP

315 HP

Acceleration (0-60 MPH)

4.4 seconds

5.6 seconds

While the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC puts up a good fight, when you want to experience the raw power of a luxury SUV, the BMW X3 takes the lead.

Want to see how the BMW X3 performs against similar models? Check out our BMW X3 vs. Lexus RX 350 review!

BMW X3 vs Mercedes-Benz GLC Travel Convenience

BMW X3 CargoWhether you’re heading out on a short commute around town or taking an extended road trip, your luxury SUV is filled with lots of premium convenience features sure to make your travels more enjoyable.

To make loading your trunk easy, both the X3 and the GLC come standard with a power tailgate. However, loading the trunk of the X3 may be easier than the GLC thanks to its maximum cargo capacity of 62.7cubic feet compared to the 56.5 cubic feet of the GLC.

Once inside, you and your passengers can get comfortable and relax thanks to the help of the multi-zone climate control system offered in both vehicles. Of course, once again, X3 passengers will have an easier time finding that perfect temperature since it comes standard with an automatic 3-zone climate control system.

This allows you, your front passenger, and your rear-seat passengers to independently set and adjust the temperature as you travel without changing one another’s settings. The Mercedes-Benz GLC, on the other hand, only comes standard with a dual-zone climate setting, meaning just you and your front-seat passenger can make these selections.

BMW X3 vs Mercedes-Benz GLC: Which Will You Choose?

When your Tampa and South Tampa travels call for the power and comfort of a German-engineered SUV, the 2020 BMW X3 and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC are two premium choices. With similar features found in both models, at first you may not be able to choose between the two.

Luckily, after reading our BMW X3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC review, it’s clear the BMW X3 is the better choice for your Brandon and Wesley Chapel, Florida, commutes.

To learn more about this impressive SUV, visit us at Reeves BMW Tampa—a family-owned dealership since 1971— today!