2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport

silver models of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC and 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport, each driving on the road

Drivers looking for an attractive compact crossover can find multiple luxury models turning heads and offering premium capability on the road. In this 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport comparison we are going to look at two models that have a very different character.

While both of these models come standard and available with some of the best features on the road, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC delivers a premium level of comfort ideal for city commuting, safety, and comfort. In contrast, any Land Rover vehicle is designed with an off-road attitude in mind, but models like the 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport may not always prioritize other features.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport SE
$40,050* Starting MSRP $37,795
2.0-L 4-cylinder (241 hp) Engine 2.0-L 4-cylinder (237 hp)
Standard Forward Collision Assistance Available
Available Apple CarPlay/Android Auto N/A

Driver Assistance and Technology on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

Luxury shoppers interested in one of the crossovers in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport comparison will have to determine where they are putting a personal emphasis. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC has slightly less maximum cargo space than the 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport (coming in at 56.5 cubic feet compared to 66.9 cubic feet on the Land Rover), but it offers more engine output on the 2018 GLC 300 than is available from the 2018 Discovery Sport SE. Even though the Mercedes-Benz has more engine power and torque, it offers better fuel efficiency. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC offers up to 22 mpg in city driving and 28 mpg on the highway, for an average of 24 mpg combined driving, according to EPA estimates**, while the 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport offers just 22 mpg combined city and highway driving.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC midsize crossover also offers more attractive commuting and connectivity technology than the Land Rover. Features like COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, and PRESAFE®***come standard on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC. Similar features are only available on the 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport. Other features, like smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto apps are available on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC, but not even an option on the Land Rover model.

If you are interested in learning more about this comparison, or test driving a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC in the Houston TX area, contact a member of the Star Motor Cars sales team today or explore our current new GLC inventory.

*MSRP for a 2018 GLC includes transportation charge. Excludes all options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See dealer for details.

**EPA estimated 22 MPG city, 28 MPG highway, 24 MPG combined with 17.4-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

***PRESAFE® closes the side windows when the system's sensors detect side movements that suggest a possible rollover. A small gap is left near the fully closed position. Seat and head restraints adjust only when equipped with memory system.


front driver cockpit of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC
front and rear seats of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC in white
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC steering wheel and dashboard of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC with blue accent lighting