2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe vs. BMW X4 vs INFINITI QX55

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe vs Competition - Mercedes-Benz of Easton

Once a relatively unknown segment, luxury crossover coupes have rapidly grown in popularity in recent years. In addition to their sleek, coupe-like exterior styling — these luxury crossovers are equipped with the same premium comfort features and sophisticated technology that you’d find in a traditional SUV. As more and more entrants have joined the segment, making the right choice can seem like a difficult task at first. Fortunately, we’re here to help. Mercedes-Benz of Easton has assembled this competitive comparison in which the GLC Coupe goes up against three of its biggest competitors from BMW and INFINITI. Which model can earn the victory? Let’s find out together!



Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe vs BMW X4

Mercdes-Benz GLC Coupe
BMW X4
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe VS 2021 BMW X4 xDrive30i
$51,650 MSRP $51,600
255 HP / 273 LB-FT TQ Horsepower / Torque 248 HP / 258 LB-FT TQ
9 Transmission Speeds 8
Standard 110V Household Outlet Not Available
Driver & Passenger Heated Front Seats Optional
Driver & Passenger Power Lumbar Adjustment Not Available
Standard Interior Ambient Lighting Optional
Power Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel Adjustments Manual
40.8 inches Front Legroom 40.7 inches
37.2 inches Rear Legroom 35.5 inches
40.3 inches Rear Headroom 37.5 inches
Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Interior

In our first matchup, the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe goes up against the BMW X4. While both models are direct competitors and share almost identical starting prices, that’s where the similarities end. When it comes to performance, the clear favorite is the GLC Coupe. You’ll receive more horsepower and more torque along with a more sophisticated 9-speed automatic transmission for greater responsiveness.

Shifting our attention towards the interiors of these luxury crossovers, there are numerous key differences between the two. Great for keeping your electronic devices charged up for the journey, Mercedes-Benz includes a standard 110V household-style power outlet as standard equipment. Offering greater comfort and personalization options as well, the GLC Coupe comes standard with power lumbar adjustments and heating functions for both front seats. Standard 64-color ambient interior lighting allows you to further personalize the mood of the interior to suit your tastes.

Similarly, power tilt and telescoping steering wheel adjustments help you easily find the perfect driving position in a matter of seconds. It’s also hard to ignore the spaciousness of the interior of the GLC Coupe compared to the X4 as well. The advantage goes to Mercedes-Benz in terms of front legroom, rear legroom, and rear headroom. From performance to luxurious comfort, the GLC Coupe proves to be the superior option compared to the BMW X4.


Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe vs INFINITI QX55

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe
INFINITI QX55
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe VS 2022 INFINITI QX55 LUXE
$51,650 MSRP $46,500
9-Speed Automatic Transmission Type CVT
10-inch Center Display Size 8-inch
Standard, ATTENTION ASSIST Driver Attention Alert Not Available
Driver & Passenger Power Folding / Heated Exterior Mirrors Not Available
Standard Interior Ambient Lighting Not Available
Power Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel Adjustments Manual
Standard Rain-Sensing Wipers Not Available
40.8 inches Front Legroom 39.6 inches
38.3 inches Rear Headroom 36.9 inches
Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Interior

Next, we’ll take a closer look at how the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe matches up against another one of its biggest rivals — the INFINITI QX55. Here, the QX55 starts off with a slight price advantage over the GLC Coupe? As it turns out, this initial savings is quite misleading when we take a look at the smaller details.

While they share virtually identical performance numbers, the QX55 comes equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with very questionable longevity. For comparison, the standard 9-speed automatic of the GLC Coupe offers better response and durability for long-lasting confidence behind the wheel.

Shifting our focus towards the interiors of both models, the Mercedes-Benz offers a larger 10-inch touchscreen display compared to a smaller 8-inch unit found inside the INFINITI. Great for helping you stay alert behind the wheel, the GLC Coupe comes standard with the groundbreaking ATTENTION ASSIST feature. Standard heated power folding exterior mirrors offer greater visibility in harsh weather conditions as well.

Customize the atmosphere of the cabin to match your preferences with standard 64-color ambient interior lighting inside the GLC Coupe. It’s also much simpler to personalize your driving position with power-adjustable tilt/telescoping steering wheel adjustments. Rain-sensing windshield wipers add both comfort and convenience when driving in harsh weather conditions. Lastly, greater front legroom and rear headroom are just two additional reasons to choose the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe over the INFINITI QX55.


Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Rear

Winner – Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

Now that we’ve tallied the results, the clear winner of this in-depth comparison is the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe. The Porsche Macan S simply cannot compete with the blistering performance, premium interior features, groundbreaking safety innovations, and impressive value represented by the AMG® GLC 43 Coupe. Ready to learn more? Our team at Mercedes-Benz of Easton is standing by to introduce you to the AMG® GLC 43 Coupe.



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