2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 | NewCars.com

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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review

Picture of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2022 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

MSRP*: $43,850 to $52,500
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Picture of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4

2021 Volkswagen
ID.4

MSRP*: $39,995 to $48,175
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MPG - City 21 - 22 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 27 - 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 49.4 - 56.5 ft3 64.2 ft3
Engine
  • 255-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
  • 295-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T 1-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 255 hp 201 - 295 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 2,200 - 2,700 lbs
Exterior Length 183.3 - 186.3 in 180.5 in
Exterior Width 74.4 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 37.2 - 37.3 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 38.9 - 39.6 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.6 in
Front 40.6 - 41.1 in
Rear 38.4 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

Comfort
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volkswagen ID.4. The Volkswagen ID.4 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.

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 Volkswagen ID.4.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is much wider than the Volkswagen ID.4, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen ID.4.

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is clearly the choice over the Volkswagen ID.4 for pulling heavy loads. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen ID.4.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Volkswagen ID.4.

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 Volkswagen ID.4. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has less cargo space than the Volkswagen ID.4, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.