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2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 2023 Toyota Highlander Review

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2023 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

MSRP*: $54,700
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2023 Toyota

MSRP*: $36,620 to $51,425
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MPG - City 20 MPG 21 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 MPG 28 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 49.4 ft3 84.3 ft3
  • 255-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 265-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 255 hp 265 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 186.3 in 194.9 - 197.4 in
Exterior Width 74.4 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 37.2 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 38.7 in
Head Room Front 38.9 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 38.4 - 39.9 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 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

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander than in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and the Toyota Highlander.

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

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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Toyota Highlander, which has a much lower MSRP.

Since the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is much slimmer than the Toyota Highlander, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is slightly shorter than the Toyota Highlander, which may make it easier to park.

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

In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota Highlander 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 Highlander.

With its lower torque engine, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota Highlander.

Soccer Moms beware - the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 seats a lot fewer people than the Toyota Highlander. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota Highlander.