A compact SUV infuses energy and capability into your driving. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and 2021 BMW X3 blend performance and style seamlessly. Which SUV holds the elixir that enhances your lifestyle, though?

The team at Mercedes-Benz of Lubbock has prepared a 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. BMW X3 comparison. Read on to learn which is the right fit for drivers near Lubbock and Amarillo, TX or Oklahoma City, OK.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs BMW X3

2021 GLC 300


2021 BMW X3

273 lb-ft

Standard Torque

258 lb-ft


Standard Horsepower



Keyless Entry



Park Assist


2021 GLC 300 vs. 2021 BMW X3: Performance

Whether your weekend activities take you to the great outdoors or outdoor dining, you'll find more power in the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 than the 2021 BMW X3.

Under the hood, we found that the standard 2021 GLC 300 connects to the 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine. The unit produces 273 lb-ft of torque and 255 horsepower.

This is more power than the 2021 BMW X3. Standard trims of the SUV are powered by the 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine. The engine peaks at 258 lb-ft of torque and 248 horsepower.

What does this mean? More power inside an SUV lets you:

  • Accelerate with authority
  • Climb hills
  • Perform with precision

The 2021 GLC 300 provides drivers with greater ability to get to their destination because of its power. Which helps you get through the day with ease?

Finding An SUV With More Convenience

Convenience also plays a role in how your vehicle performs. When you are driving a 2021 GLC 300, you'll find a more accommodating standard of convenience with:

  • Keyless Entry
  • Keyless Start
  • PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist

When you leave for the office in the morning, fumbling for keys is the last thing you do before driving. KEYLESS GO® lets you unlock and drive away without removing the SmartKey from your pocket.

PARKTRONIC With Active Parking Assist steers and brakes the SUV in or out of a parking space. An array of sensors detects nearby objects to help you park safely.

While these features are standard in the 2021 GLC 300, both keyless entry and parking assist features are not standard in all trims of the BMW X3. You'll find more everyday convenience with the 2021 GLC 300.

A Look Inside

Each SUV puts luxury at the forefront of its interior. You'll find a more rewarding design in the 2021 GLC 300:

  • Power front seats with driver-seat memory
  • Refined cargo compartment
  • 64-color LED ambient lighting, illuminated front door sills

While the 2021 BMW X3 offers a lighting package, the 64 colors available in the 2021 GLC 300 provide you with the full spectrum.

If you are looking to relax after leaving the office, the driver-seat memory soothes your trip home. This feature, like others standard in the 2021 GLC 300, provides touches of luxury that make an everyday impact.

Which SUV Is Right for You?

Our 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. BMW X3 comparison reveals the advantage of the 2021 GLC 300. It provides an edge in performance and convenience.

How can you see how the 2021 GLC 300 is a fit for your lifestyle? If you live near Lubbock and Amarillo, Texas, or Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, contact the team at Mercedes-Benz of Lubbock. Get a feel for the SUV by taking a test drive. 

Make an Inquiry


Alderson European Motors Lubbock

1702 Texas Avenue
Directions Lubbock, TX 79401

  • Contact: (806) 763-8041


  • Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday Closed