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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 2021 Toyota 4Runner Review

New 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

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New 2021 Toyota 4Runner

2021 Toyota
4Runner

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MSRP*
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$43,200 to $51,650
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$36,590 to $50,570
Invoice* $40,608 to $48,551 $33,663 to $46,524
MPG - City 21 - 22 16
MPG - Hwy 28 - 29 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5 - 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 than in the Toyota 4Runner. The Toyota 4Runner will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota 4Runner, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota 4Runner. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota 4Runner.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is a little narrower than the Toyota 4Runner, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is slightly shorter than the Toyota 4Runner, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and the Toyota 4Runner are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has a larger turning radius than the Toyota 4Runner, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota 4Runner is clearly the choice over the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 for pulling heavy loads. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has a little less horsepower than the Toyota 4Runner.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and the Toyota 4Runner. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota 4Runner.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 than that of the Toyota 4Runner.