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2022 Ford Explorer vs. 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Review

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2022 Ford
Explorer

MSRP*: $34,010 to $55,380
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2022 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

MSRP*: $43,850 to $52,500
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MPG - City 18 - 25 MPG 21 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 28 MPG 27 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 87.8 ft3 49.4 - 56.5 ft3
Engine
  • 300-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 318-hp, 3.3-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 365-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 400-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 255-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 300 - 400 hp 255 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 - 5,600 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 198.8 in 183.3 - 186.3 in
Exterior Width 78.9 in 74.4 in
Leg Room Front 43.0 in
Rear 39.0 in
Front 40.8 in
Rear 37.2 - 37.3 in
Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 40.5 in
Front 38.9 - 39.6 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.6 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. The Ford Explorer will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Explorer as you will with the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Explorer is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford Explorer, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Ford Explorer is clearly the choice over the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Explorer has a little more horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Explorer transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Utility
The Ford Explorer offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Ford Explorer, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.