Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC 300 4MATIC 2020 - vs - Subaru Crosstrek Limited 2021

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Average Price: 
$
44,500
Updated: 
05 Oct 2019
$
27,995
Updated: 
09 Aug 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.40gals
16.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Designo Diamond White Metallic
#E9E9E9
Designo Selenite Grey Magno
#4A4E51
Graphite Grey Metallic
#4A4C53
Designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#951316
Mojave Silver Metallic
#757577
Lunar Blue Metallic
#1E3459
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Iridium Silver Metallic
#A5A5A5
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Selenite Grey Metallic
#525659
Black
#000000
Polar White
#D1D5CB
Color: 
Crystal White Pearl
#F8F9F9
Pure Red
#961E1E
Plasma Yellow Pearl
#E5DB79
Lagoon Blue Pearl
#2688AC
Magnetite Gray Metallic
#5B5E64
Ice Silver Metallic
#DFDFDF
Horizon Blue Pearl
#7C9BB8
Cool-Gray Khaki
#8C99A7
Crystal Black Silica
#0E0E0E

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The GLC-Class is a wholly competent crossover that could only benefit from more excitement.

Pros
Quiet and refined,
gorgeous and spacious interior,
more practical than a C-Class.

Cons
Lacks driving verve,
limited cargo space,
most driver assists aren't standard.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is comfortable and quiet, with few rivals in among small luxury crossovers.

Pros
Great looks
Performance potential in AMG versions
Comfortable ride and interior
Good rear seat room
Good active safety features, standard and optional

Cons
Top spec versions are pricey
Refresh was very light
Compromised outward vision in coupes
Small rear doors in coupes

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class comes with rear wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic.Now offers Mercedes' excellent MBUX infotainment system.More power for the GLC 300 and GLC 43.GLC 350e plug-in gets larger battery and more electric range.

Pros
Balance of comfort and performance makes it an appealing daily driver
Elegant design inside and out gives it a true luxury appearance
Plenty of room for adult-size passengers in back
Solid fuel economy from the standard four-cylinder engine

Cons
Pricier than some rivals
Some common standard driver aids are still optional

By: 
edmunds.com

New 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine provides more power.More standard driver assist features on automatic-equipped Crosstreks.Part of the second Crosstrek generation introduced for 2018.

Pros
High ground clearance for enhanced off-road capability
Spacious seating for a hatchback of its size
Comfortable ride quality
Easy to see out of

Cons
Slow acceleration on the highway with base engine
Mediocre cargo space
Handling isn't as precise as that of some rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek flexes a more potent available powertrain but still prioritizes safety and capability.

Pros
Excellent CVT
Off-road capable, rugged looks
Standard AWD
New Sport trim
Standard safety tech

Cons
Cramped USB ports
Limited-release hybrid
Manual transmission omits more than it adds
Limited trim not a value

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Along with a light visual refresh that includes new front bumper and grille designs, the 2021 Crosstrek gains a Sport model and a more powerful engine option. The new 2.5-liter flat-four has been lifted from the mid-size Legacy sedan and Outback station wagon and plopped under the hood of Sport and Limited models of the Crosstrek; the languid 2.0-liter engine is still in the mix, but relegated to the base and Premium models only.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
27.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
34.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
273ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
255hp
at 5 800rpm
182hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
35.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Access with Push-Button Start and PIN-code vehicle access
3-spoke steering wheel with integrated controls
Lineartronic® CVT paddle shifters
Leather-wrapped shifter handle
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Electric Power-Assisted Rack and Pinion Steering (EPAS)
Cargo Floor Mats
Keyless Ignition
Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.30in
176.50in
Width: 
74.80in
71.00in
Height: 
64.70in
63.60in
Ground Clearance: 
5.00in
8.70in
Front Track: 
63.80in
61.00in
Rear Track: 
61.20in
Wheel Base: 
113.10in
104.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.80
39.80
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
38.00
Front Leg Room: 
40.80in
43.10in
Rear leg room: 
37.30in
36.50in
Front Hip Room: 
55.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.30in
56.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in
55.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.50cu.ft
55.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.40cu.ft
20.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
29.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3977.00lbs
3298.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
speedometer
Color multifunction display

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Power side mirrors
Power front and rear windows with driver and front passenger auto-up/down
Hands-free entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Center console with armrest lid
Sun visors with concealed illuminated vanity mirrors
Dual front USB input ports
Power driver's seat
Heated front seats (All-Weather Package)
Leather-trimmed upholstery with orange contrast stitching
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Power Driver Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Folding rear seat armrest with dual cup holders
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Independent MacPherson strut
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear independent
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Sun visors with concealed illuminated vanity mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
10.25-inch touchscreen
Apple CarPlay
wireless charging
Memory Card Slot
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
4G LTE Wi-Fi capability
6 speakers
STARLINK® 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Auto-on/off headlights
Raised roof rails: black finish
Single-speed rear window wiper with fixed-intermittent mode
Two-speed windshield wipers with variable-intermittent mode and mist feature
Windshield wiper de-icer and heated side mirrors (All-Weather Package)
Roof spoiler
LED Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH)
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0 In.
18 x 7.0-inch
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
Temporary use T145/80 D17 spare tire
all-season tires
Wheel arch cladding
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Brake Override System
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)
Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB)
Blind-Spot Detection/Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
High Beam Assist
EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
AMG Line
Driver Assistance Package
Exterior Lighting Package
Premium Package
Multimedia Package
Night Package
Parking Assistance Package
Designo Two-Tone Platinum White Pearl/Black Nappa Leather Package
Power moonroof
Power moonroof • STARLINK® 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation • Harman Kardon® audio system
Optional Package
Sport Package - 18" Wheels
Popular Package #5
Popular Package #4
Standard Model
Popular Package #3
Popular Package #2
Exterior Options: 
20" AMG Multispoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Black Mirror Housing Covers
19" 10-Spoke Wheels
Carbon Style Mirror Housing Covers
Illuminated Star
Spare Tire
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards
Trailer Hitch
20" AMG Y 5-Spoke Staggered Wheels
20" Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
LED Logo Projectors
19" 5-Spoke Wheels
Body-Color Roof Spoiler
18" 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG Multispoke Wheels
Wheel Locks
20" AMG Y 5-Spoke Non-Staggered Wheels
Chrome Front Trim
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Chrome Rear Trim
19" 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Panorama Roof
Rear Bumper Cover
Thule Cargo Carrier
Thule Bike Carrier - Hitch Platform - 2 bikes
Body Side Molding - Plasma Yellow Pearl
STI Roof Spoiler
Body Side Molding - Pure Red
Wheel Lug Nut And Lock Set - Black
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Horizon Blue Pearl
Trailer Hitch
Body Side Molding - Cool Gray Khaki
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Cool Gray Khaki
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Plasma Yellow
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Crossbar Set - Aero
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Horizon Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Pure Red
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
Interior Options: 
Head-Up Display
Burmester Surround Sound System
Heat And Noise-Insulating Front Side Glass
All-Season Front Floormats
Black Fabric Headliner
3-Position Memory For Passenger Seat
12.3" Digital Instrument Cluster
Ventilated Front Seats
Porcelain Fabric Headliner
Crystal Grey Fabric Headliner
Heated Steering Wheel
Topstitched MB-Tex Upper Dash And Door Trim
3-Zone Climate Control
Inductive Wireless Charging And NFC Pairing
USB-C Adapter Cable
Heated Rear Seats
All-Weather Floor Liners
STI Leather Shift Knob - CVT
Exterior And Interior Auto Dimming Mirrors W/Homelink
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Cargo Net
LED Upgrade - Map And Dome Lights
Exterior And Interior Auto Dimming Mirrors
Rear Seatback Protector
Footwell Illumination Kit
Sunshade - Windshield
Side Sill Plate
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#000000
Magma Grey/Black, leather
#50535B
Magma Grey/Black MB-Tex, leatherette
#50535B
Silk Beige/Black, leather
#B3A29F
AMG Saddle Brown, leather
#7D554A
AMG Cranberry Red/Black MB-Tex, leatherette
#843A3D
AMG Black MB-Tex, leatherette
#10131B
AMG Saddle Brown MB-Tex, leatherette
#7D554A
Black MB-Tex, leatherette
#000000
Silk Beige/Black MB-Tex, leatherette
#B3A29F
Designo Platinum White Pearl/Black Nappa, premium leather
#C1C4C6
AMG Cranberry Red/Black, leather
#843A3D
AMG Black, leather
#10131B
Color: 
Black, leather
#000000
Gray, leather
#BFBFBF