2021 Mercedes-Benz GLV vs BMW X3 Comparison in Temecula, CA

Comparing Luxury SUVs for Southern California: 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs 2021 BMW X3

The Mercedes-Benz GLB is a compact family SUV that's just right for your busy life in Lake Elsinore and Wildomar. It's the ideal combination of style, technology, safety, utility, performance and practicality. To transform the way your family gets around. It's a better choice than the much more expensive 2021 BMW X3. We'll explain why in the side-by-side comparison below.

After all, life in Southern California can mean spending a little extra time in the car -- and, sometimes, a lot of it. Make those moments more comfortable and convenient, with the most premium materials and sophisticated technology from Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz GLB Flat Folded Seats

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs 2021 BMW X3: Comfort

Despite the fact that the 2021 BMW X3 is a little bit bigger overall than the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB, intelligent design makes the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB feel more comfortable inside. You get about an inch of extra available legroom in the front seats and about two inches of extra legroom in the rear seats. Need more space for more kids and car seats? The Mercedes-Benz GLB offers an available third row of seats for up to seven passengers! In the 2021 BMW X3, you'll only be able to seat up to five.

Both vehicles come with keyless entry, a power real tailgate and leatherette upholstery. So every ride is comfortable. But the Mercedes-Benz costs thousands less.


Mercedes-Benz GLB Interior

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs 2021 BMW X3: Technology

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB is a more affordable way to step up to the latest in multimedia technology. It comes standard with a 7" infotainment touchscreen in the center stack powered by MBUX and a 7" video instrument cluster in the dashboard. The instrumentation and other data can be customized using buttons on the steering wheel. Instead, the 2021 BMW X3 comes with a more traditional gauge cluster with ordinary gauges at the entry-level. An all-video gauge cluster will cost you extra on that model.

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Mercedes-Benz GLB On Dirt Road

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs 2021 BMW X3: Performance

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB doesn't make quite as much peak horsepower as the 2021 BMW X3 does. But it also weighs hundreds of pounds less. That means both cars will provide similar on-road acceleration. However, the Mercedes-Benz GLB provides a dual-clutch automatic transmission. It'll pre-select the next gear you need, and switch gears more seamlessly. The 2021 BMW X3 comes with an ordinary automatic transmission. For a smoother ride, and uninterrupted delivery of power, the Mercedes-Benz GLB is better equipped. And when you're cruising on the highway, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB gets better fuel economy than its BMW rival.


Mercedes-Benz GLB LED Headlights

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs 2021 BMW X3: Safety

Both these family SUVs come standard with similar driver assistance features, like pre-collision automatic braking and blind spot detection, which can help keep you safer in traffic and on the open road. However, with some available options you can't get on the 2021 BMW X3, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB goes even further to ensure your safety. It comes standard with ATTENTION ASSIST®, which monitor's the driver's eyes to detect drowsy driving and alerts you when it's time to take a rest. A similar feature is available on the BMW X3, but only as part of a costly optional upgrade. Furthermore, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB offers exclusive 2nd-row side impact airbags, which you won't find on any BMW X3.

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Starting at an MSRP of just $38,050, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB is nearly $5,000 less than the 2021 BMW X3. Yet it's even better equipped while also including the air of elegance and driving ease that only Mercedes-Benz can deliver. Step up to a premium, luxury family SUV at Mercedes-Benz of Temecula. Located just minutes from Fallbrook/Deluz and Wildomar, we look forward to delighting you with a peerless customer service experience. One worthy of the name Mercedes-Benz.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 2021 BMW X3
$38,050 Starting MSRP* $43,000
212 Standard Horsepower 248
258 Standard Torque (lb-ft) 258
Available Upgrade All-Wheel Drive Available Upgrade
Up To 31 MPG Fuel Economy Up To 29 MPG
Dual-Clutch 8-Speed Automatic Transmission Standard Transmission 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
5 Or 7 Passengers Seating Capacity 5 Passengers
Standard Digital Instrument Cluster Available Upgrade
Standard 2nd Row USB-C Ports Available Upgrade
Standard Power Tailgate Standard
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB
2021 BMW X3
$38,050
Starting MSRP*
$43,000
212
Standard Horsepower
248
258
Standard Torque (lb-ft)
258
Available Upgrade
All-Wheel Drive
Available Upgrade
Up To 31 MPG
Fuel Economy
Up To 29 MPG
Dual-Clutch 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
Standard Transmission
8-Speed Automatic Transmission
5 Or 7 Passengers
Seating Capacity
5 Passengers
Standard
Digital Instrument Cluster
Available Upgrade
Standard
2nd Row USB-C Ports
Available Upgrade
Standard
Power Tailgate
Standard

*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.

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