Tailormade for adventure, the 2021 BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC offer a more deluxe way to drive. Nashville, Franklin, and Brentwood, Tennessee, drivers want a closer look at these sport utility vehicles, so we're here to dive into the details.

From muscular engines to magnificent cabins, see how the two luxury SUVs compare. Discover your dream ride with some help from the automotive experts at BMW of Nashville!

X3 vs GLC: That Old BMW Driving Magic 

The 2021 X3 and GLC market themselves as performance vehicles, and that they can be. If you choose their most powerful engines, you're in for a thrill!

Expect 473 horsepower from the BMW X3 M, powered by a TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder. With the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63, you can nearly match the competition with 469 horsepower on tap. The X3 M's Competition Package boosts output to 503 horsepower for a BMW win.

Every item is tuned for performance on these trim levels. The BMW X3 M even includes side air breathers and aggressive air inlets. You also have an M Quad Exhaust and M Roof Spoiler to satisfy your boundless spirit of adventure!

Which Luxury SUV Tows More?

If you're a weekend warrior, you may need a new SUV that can go the distance-perhaps with a trailer in tow. The BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC are both able to tow, but the BMW is rated to tow more. The only question is, how much more?

With the Mercedes-Benz GLC, you can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. That's not a bad total, but the BMW X3 is even more capable: It can tow up to 4,400 pounds.

All the extra capacity means you can tow more with your BMW. Hitch up a tent trailer and head to your favorite campsite-here in Tennessee or far beyond!   

BMW X3 & Mercedes-Benz GLC Show Off Inside

Style-it's central to every luxury vehicle. A plush and pampered SUV is just what you want, and the 2021 X3 and GLC deliver the goods. Let's look closer at their interior features.

Cloak your cabin in some of the finest available leather, and wood and metal finishes lend your dashboard some elegance. You'll also have a 10-plus-inch touchscreen mounted on the dash. It can be managed in a few different ways, including:

  • Touchscreen Display
  • Voice Command
  • Gesture Control

Keep in mind, though, that the plush BMW X3 is more versatile. While both vehicles offer two rows of seats, the X3 has more total cargo space. With rear seats folded, you'll have 62.7 cubic feet of cargo volume in the BMW X3. The Mercedes-Benz GLC offers just 56.5 cubic feet total.

Which Is Better: BMW X3 or Mercedes-Benz GLC?

As you can see, the 2021 BMW X3 outperforms the Mercedes-Benz GLC in towing and the pure thrill of driving! You may find its character more your style, too.

Find out for yourself when you visit our showroom serving Nashville, Franklin, and Brentwood, TN. Schedule your test drive at BMW of Nashville today!

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