2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 4MATIC®vs 2018 BMW X5

Small crossover SUVs are known for their impressive fuel economy ratings and surprisingly spacious interiors, making them a great option for a variety of car shoppers. The small crossover SUV class is filled with forces to be reckoned with, and one of our favorite models currently in the class is the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV. 

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV sets itself apart from the rest of its competitive class, offering high-end features and specifications luxury SUV shoppers are looking for. How does it stand up to competitors like the 2018 BMW X5, though? Read on to find out!

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC® SUV vs 2018 BMW X5 xDrive35i
4MATIC® AWD* Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive
40.8/37.3 inches Legroom (Front/Rear) 4-Wheel Drive
21/28 MPG city/highway** EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy Rating 18/24 MPG city/highway
9-speed automatic Transmission 8-speed automatic

The 2018 BMW X5 puts up a quality fight against the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC, but with the 2018 GLC 300 4MATIC® offering more front and rear legroom, a better fuel economy rating, and a lower MSRP, the 2018 GLC has the competitive advantage. Additionally, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC® SUV comes equipped with high-quality standard features such as:

  • ECO-START®/Stop System® 

  • 18-inch 5-spoke wheels 

  • Natural grain brown ash wood trim 


  • Crosswind Assist 


  • PRESAFE®*** 

SUV shoppers looking for more information about the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC, or any other SUV in our lineup, are encouraged to contact a member of our team here at Mercedes-Benz of White Plains or stop right in and see us at our location in White Plains! Drivers ready to get behind the wheel of the 2018 GLC to experience all the impressive SUV has to offer are encouraged to schedule an obligation-free test drive online today!

*Best performance on snow and ice obtained with winter tires. Please always drive carefully, consistent with road conditions.

**EPA estimated XX MPG highway with 17.4-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

***PRESAFE closes the side windows when the system's sensors detect side movements that suggest a possible rollover. A small gap is left near the fully closed position. Seat and head restraints adjust only when equipped with a memory system.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 4MATIC® interior in black leather
Second row of seating in 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 4MATIC®
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 4MATIC® touchscreen display and center console
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 4MATIC® steering wheel and dashboard