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The Best Midsize Luxury SUV: Mercedes GLK vs BMW X3

Thursday Mar 10, 2016

mercedes glk vs bmw x3

So, you’ve organised where you want to go: Europe! Now it’s time to rent the best car for your trip. Did you know that there are a number of midsize luxury SUV options available for renters? These are cars that are perfect for long family trips around Europe – and come with some unbeatable benefits.

Two of the best midsize luxury SUVs are the Mercedes GLK and the BMW X3. But which one is best?

Here’s our run down of Mercedes GLK vs BMW X3: Find out which one is the best!

Leg room and space

best midsize luxury suv legroom

There is more than enough room in the BMW X3 for two very tall people in the back, as well as a massive 1,600 liters of trunk space with the seats down and 480 liters with the seats up for all of that luggage.

The Mercedes GLX has less trunk space than its competitors, and it has slightly less legroom than the BMW. The front seats do, however offer a lot of adjustability for the driver and front passenger. It does have more trunk space than the BMW X3, with 660 liters of trunk space with the seats up.

Winner: BMW X3


safety of mercedes glk and bmw x3

The Mercedes GLK distributes weight evenly for a strong, safe and smooth ride. It also has brake assist features, automatic brake drying, and predictive brake priming. It also has daytime running lights, integrated turn signal mirrors, a blind spot monitor, and lane departure warning.

The BMW X3 has a number of state-of-the-art safety features to keep you and your family safe on your trip, including a passenger air bag, brake assist, daytime running lights, integrated turn signal mirrors, blind spot monitor, and lane departure warning.

Winner: Mercedes GLK


bmw x3 vs mercedes glk

The Mercedes GLK has a 4-cylinder engine that generates high torque with low emissions. It’s agility control system continually recalibrates the shock absorbers to suit the road’s terrain. The Mercedes GLK is a four-wheel drive that can go from zero to 60mph in 5.7 seconds.

The BMW X3 is more of a comfortable drive than sporty drive, with a great emphasis on smoothness rather than on speed. It has a great fuel economy, and can go from 0 to 60mph in just 9.2 seconds! It’s top speed is a massive 127 mph.

Winner: BMW X3

Special features

mercedes glk special features

The Mercedes GLK has a beautiful panoramic roof that tilts up for ventilation and slides back for open-air views. If it’s too sunny, you can also block out the light by adjusting the vehicle’s dual interior shades. The Mercedes model also has an impeccable and luxury interior.

The BMW X3 has a beautiful and polished interior that matches any great BMW sports vehicle. It also comes with bluetooth sync, and offers available features such as surround-view camera system, navigation, a surround-sound audio system, and a panoramic moonroof.

Winner: Tie

Overall winner: BMW X3

bmw x3

While the Mercedes GLK has plenty of incredible features, such as its panoramic roof and stunning interior, as well as some incredible safety features, the BMW X3 wins overall. It’s impressive storage space and masses of leg room make it a comfortable drive, while it also has the fastest acceleration of the two SUVs, and offers the same plush interior and special features as its Mercedes rival.


Book your Mercedes GLK or BMW X3 with Kemwel

Whether you prefer the Mercedes GLK or BMW X3, Kemwel will get you the best rates for your next road trip in Europe. Your entire family will ride in comfort and style during their trip of a lifetime.  While planning your next European road trip, remember that Kemwel offers some of the best travel deals on everything from cheap car rentals to cozy hotels and more. Simply browse our rates online or give our friendly travel experts a call, toll-free at 1-877-820-0668.

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