2020 Ford Explorer vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Ford Explorer vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Review

New 2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford
Explorer

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

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MSRP*
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$32,765 to $58,250
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$42,500 to $50,000
Invoice* $31,781 to $55,920 $39,950 to $47,000
MPG - City 18 - 21 21 - 22
MPG - Hwy 24 - 28 28 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford Explorer is much higher than that for 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.

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

Performance
The Ford Explorer has a little more horsepower 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.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Explorer is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.