2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2020 BMW X3

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2020 BMW X3
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 2020 BMW X3
  255 248
Heated Seats
  Standard Optional
Infotainment Display
  10.25-in. touchscreen 6.5-in. touchscreen
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  Standard Apple CarPlay only; Android Auto not available

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2020 BMW X3

Serving Milwaukee, WI

Finding a sporty crossover SUV that meets your standards for luxury, technologies, and performance requires you to sort through numerous models, but you can cut through the red tape by looking directly at the Mercedes-Benz and BMW lines. The GLC and the X3 are compact luxury crossovers that are both known for their overall athleticism. Are you ready to dig deeper to find their critical differences?


Your comparison of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC to the 2020 BMW X3 begins with a look at their exteriors. The GLC is a stunning vehicle that inspires pride of ownership. A flat front defines its style with a dual-bar grille, dominant LED headlights, and a metal-accented fascia below the grille. From the long, smooth hood to the scooped, deep contours through the sides, the GLC is easy to fall in love with. The BMW X3, on the other hand, has subtle curvature over the split-style grille. The lower air vent is roughly the same size as the small grille. Narrow bulges run down the hood, and this look is mimicked down the side doors.


These vehicles have a few shared features, such as an elite sound system, smart device integration, and a multi-zone auto climate control system. Their primary interior differences are found in their style. The GLC’s center stack and console have fluid flow with a single façade running through them. Depending on the options selected, this piece is either black or has a wood finish. In comparison, the X3’s center stack stands relatively upright, and it is broken into three sections. The stack intersects sharply with the console.


There are subtle differences in the performance equipment and capabilities of these two models. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC has an I-4 turbo, 2.0-liter engine connected to a 9G-Tronic auto transmission. The result is 255 horsepower under your control. The X3 for 2020 has a similar engine linked to an eight-speed auto transmission. This grouping produces 248 horsepower.

You can conveniently get more familiar with the 2020 GLC at Mercedes-Benz of Milwaukee North. To set up an appointment with our sales associates, contact us today.