2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC VS 2018 Jaguar E-PACE

side by side images of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC and 2018 Jaguar E-PACE compact crossovers

The luxury compact crossover segment has been exploding in recent years as more and more brands embrace this practical and high-value body style. The Mercedes-Benz GLC has been on the market for a while, and regular upgrades have kept this attractive model at the front of value for shoppers. However, this year Jaguar has introduced a compact crossover to go against it. In this 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Jaguar E-PACE comparison we are going to see how these models stack up against each other.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 SUV has a higher starting price than the new E-PACE but it brings immediate value. This model comes standard with MB-Tex leatherette, which simulates real leather while also offering premium practicality. In contrast the base 2018 Jaguar E-PACE comes equipped with cloth upholstery. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC also offers more cargo space than its Jaguar competitor.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz 300 SUV vs 2018 Jaguar E-PACE (Base)
$40,050* Starting MSRP $38,600
241 hp, 273 lb-ft Engine Output 246 hp, 269 lb-ft
MB-Tex Leatherette Seating Material Cloth
56.5 cubic feet Cargo Space 52.7 cubic feet

Engine Output and Performance on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Both of the models in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Jaguar E-PACE comparisons seat five passengers and come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The Mercedes-Benz crossover is rated for 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder on the 2018 Jaguar E-PACE offers slightly more horsepower (246 hp), but its available 269 pound-feet is less torque than the Mercedes-Benz model. The Jaguar base version comes standard with all-wheel drive, while luxury shoppers will have to opt for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 SUV 4MATIC®** to get this feature, but the Mercedes-Benz actually offers slightly faster acceleration than the standard Jaguar model. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 SUV can go from 0-60 mph in just 6.3 seconds, while the base 2018 Jaguar E-PACE can do the same in 6.6 seconds.

We like the standard luxury, and premium sensibilities you can get on every model of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC. If you are interested in exploring the possibilities of a compact luxury crossover in the area of Houston TX, be sure to stop by Star Motor Cars located at 7000 Katy Road to explore our current Mercedes-Benz GLC inventory and special offers.


*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary.

**Best performance on snow and ice obtained with winter tires. Please always drive carefully, consistent with road conditions.

 

rear view of a silver 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC interior seating
side view of the driver cockpit of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC
side view of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV driving across a city bridge