All-New 2020 GLB vs 2020 BMW X3
All-New 2020 GLB vs 2020 BMW X3
When looking for the best prestigious SUV, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB and the 2020 BMW X3 are both excellent at delivering what crossover buyers want: luxury, capability, and a ton of technology. These compact SUVs are all the rage with modern exteriors and stylish interiors. But which one stands apart from the crowd? We’ll dive into each and the specific features that differentiate these two luxury compact SUVs.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs 2020 BMW X3 Safety Features
Both the 2020 GLB and the 2020 X3 have many safety features that will keep you and your passengers safe. These include standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors, available All-Wheel Drive, Lane Departure Warning systems, Blind Spot Warning systems, and surround view monitors. However, there are some features that the 2020 GLB has that the X3 doesn’t offer. For enhanced safety, the front and middle seat shoulder belts of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and cancel out dangerous slack in the event of an accident. The BMW X3 doesn’t offer pretensioners for the middle seat belts. For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the 2020 GLB are height-adjustable to accommodate a range of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The BMW X3 doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs 2020 BMW X3 Drive
If you’re considering which of these two vehicles offers a better drive, you’ll want to look at factors such as tires and handling. For better traction, the GLB has larger tires than the X3 (235/55R18 vs. 225/60R18). The 2020 GLB’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 55 series profile (height to width ratio) that gives a sturdy sidewall than the X3’s standard 60 series tires. Also, the GLB’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions that would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping you keep the vehicle from swerving or drifting off to other lanes. The X3 doesn’t offer drift compensation steering. For better maneuverability, the 2020 GLB’s turning circle is one foot tighter than the X3 xDrive30i’s (38.4 feet vs. 39.4 feet).
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Technology Features
The 2020 GLB has a standard dual 7-inch or 10.25-inch high-resolution screens that presents visuals with incredible clarity. The touchscreen central display allows you to access features, change settings and customize themes easily. One thing you can change using the central display is the color ambience. The GLB offers 64 colors to fill the cabin with one color or a slow cycle of several colors. You can also adjust these settings by using the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) as well.
2020 GLB vs 2020 X3 Cargo & Passengers
To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the GLB’s available liftgate can be opened and closed just by putting your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The X3 doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its liftgate, making you have to put cargo down if your hands are full. The 2020 GLB also offers optional seating for up to 7 passengers, whereas the X3 can only carry 5. The GLB has 0.8 inches more front legroom, 0.2 inches more rear headroom and 1.7 inches more rear legroom than the X3. While both of these SUVs have impeccable features, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB has the upperhand in safety, cargo, passengers, and more. Check out the all-new 2020 GLB at Mercedes-Benz of Orland Park to learn more about our financing and leasing options today!