Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC 300 4MATIC 2021 - vs - Subaru Outback Touring XT 2021

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Average Price: 
$
45,200
Updated: 
05 Oct 2019
$
39,945
Updated: 
23 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
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
18.50gals
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
Cirrus Silver Metallic
#A7AAB3
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Selenite Grey Metallic
#525659
Black
#000000
Polar White
#D1D5CB
Color: 
Cinnamon brown pearl
#3F2927
Abyss blue pearl
#2B4566
Crystal black silica
#000000
Magnetite gray metallic
#505666
Crystal white pearl
#E7E7E7
Autumn green metallic
#7C805D

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2021, Mercedes gifts the GLC lineup with more standard features and more standalone options. A passive hands-free entry as well as a self-parking function and rear cross-traffic alert are now included on every model. Automatic high-beam assist and a 360-degree camera system are now available separately on a GLC300 without being bundled as part of a package.

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

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

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class can be a soothing urban oasis—or a roaring twin-turbo V-8 track star. It’s your call.

Pros
Great looks
AMG’s unbridled performance
Comfortable ride and interior
Good rear seat room
Good active safety features

Cons
Top prices approach $100,000
Compromised outward vision in coupes
Small rear doors in coupes

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class's #3 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Compact SUVs category. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has a score of 8.2 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Potent engine lineup
Posh, comfortable interior
Surefooted handling
User-friendly infotainment system

Cons
Coupe models have cramped rear seats and cargo area
Higher starting price than many rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The 2021 Subaru Outback hangs on to its remarkably rugged stance as it grows more refined than ever.

Pros
Capable as ever
Big 11.6-inch touchscreen
A roomy interior
Excellent safety record
Rides very well

Cons
Careful styling
Moderate acceleration from base engine
Needs more small-item storage

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 Subaru Outback comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.Adaptive LED headlights now standard on all trims.Seat-belt reminder standard for all passengers.Reminder to check rear seat added as standard safety feature.

Pros
Spacious cabin and smooth, comfortable ride
Optional turbocharged engine provides plenty of power
Loading the roof or cargo area is easier than in most SUVs
Above-average off-road ability

Cons
Big touchscreen is slow to respond and buries many controls in complicated menus
Slow acceleration from standard engine
Native voice recognition system isn't very accurate

By: 
edmunds.com

The Outback was redesigned from the ground up for the 2020 model year, so for 2021 Subaru has made only three minor changes: Adaptive headlamps, a rear-seat reminder system, and a passenger's seatbelt warning light and chime are now standard across the lineup.

Pros
Ground clearance helps off-road or in snow,
spacious cabin,
tons of available tech.

Cons
Unhurried acceleration,
ho-hum driving dynamics,
indistinct exterior styling.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.40L
Torque: 
273ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
255hp
at 5 800rpm
260hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
36.10Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
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.)
Automatic Parking Assist
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.30in
191.30in
Width: 
74.80in
73.00in
Height: 
64.70in
66.10in
Ground Clearance: 
5.00in
8.70in
Front Track: 
63.80in
61.80in
Rear Track: 
62.80in
Wheel Base: 
113.10in
108.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.80
37.70
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
40.80in
42.80in
Rear leg room: 
37.30in
39.50in
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.30in
58.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in
57.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.50cu.ft
75.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.40cu.ft
32.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
29.60degrees
18.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.60degrees
21.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
3977.00lbs
3937.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows

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
Bucket front seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Heated

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
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
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

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
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
576 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0 In.
18 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
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
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear Ventilated 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
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
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
AMG® Line W/Night Package
Standard Model
Exterior Options: 
19" 10-Spoke Wheels
19" AMG® Twin 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Illuminated Star
Spare Tire
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards
Trailer Hitch
Rear Chrome Trim
20" Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG® Multispoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Surround View System
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
LED Logo Projectors
19" 5-Spoke Wheels
Body-Color Roof Spoiler
20" AMG® Y 5-Spoke Staggered Wheels
18" 5-Spoke Wheels
19" AMG® Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
Wheel Locks
Heat And Noise-Insulating Front Side Glass
HANDS-FREE ACCESS
20" AMG® Multispoke Wheels
Front Chrome Trim
Carbon-Style Mirror Housings
19" 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Panorama Roof
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Body Side Molding - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Autumn Green Metallic
Body Side Molding - Abyss Blue Pearl
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Wheel Lug Nut And Lock Set - Black
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Splash Guards
Sport Grille - Turbo
Body Side Molding - Autumn Green Metallic
Trailer Hitch
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Scuff Protectors
Rear Gate Trim - Chrome
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Door Edge Guards - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Interior Options: 
Head-Up Display
Ventilated Front Seats
MBUX Interior Assistant
Burmester Surround Sound System
12.3" Digital Instrument Cluster Display
Heated Steering Wheel
Inductive Wireless Charging And NFC Pairing
3-Position Memory For Passenger Seat
Dashcam
Heated Rear Seats
Wireless Charger
Woodgrain Interior Trim Kit
LED Upgrade - Dome Light
Cargo Net
Rear Seatback Protector
Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit
All-Weather Floor Liners

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leatherette
#000000
Magma Grey/Black, leather
#50535B
Magma Grey/Black, leatherette
#50535B
Silk Beige/Black, leather
#B3A29F
AMG Line Saddle Brown, leather
#7D554A
AMG Line Cranberry Red/Black, leatherette
#843A3D
AMG Black MB-Tex, leatherette
#10131B
AMG Saddle Brown MB-Tex, leatherette
#7D554A
Silk Beige Black, leatherette
#B3A29F
Designo Platinum White Pearl/Black Nappa, premium leather
#C1C4C6
AMG Line Cranberry Red/Black, leather
#843A3D
AMG Line Black, leather
#10131B
AMG Line Black, leatherette
#10131B
AMG Line Saddle Brown, leather
#7D554A
Color: 
Java Brown Nappa, premium leather
#594832