2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV in Edinburg, TX
Mazda continues to develop its cars and SUVs with exacting attention to design, detail and advanced technology. That means many of its vehicles are well-suited to those who crave the elegant design, sophisticated materials, advanced performance, and innovative technologies found in luxury models — but at a more affordable price. Take the 2019 Mazda CX-5 crossover, for instance — it boasts an incredibly affordable price, yet holds its own next to luxury SUVs, like the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV.
The most significant advantage of buying the 2019 Mazda CX-5 over the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC is price. You can purchase the 2019 CX-5 for as little as $24,350. You’ll have to pay nearly double that amount to get the base mode of the 2019 GLC SUV, which starts at $40,700. That’s more than a $16,000 difference in price. Even the CX-5’s top-of-the-line Signature model starts at just $36,890, nearly $4,000 less than the starting price of the GLC.
Design and Safety
Despite being priced significantly cheaper, the Mazda CX-5 holds its own in terms of design and safety features. It’s no secret that Mercedes-Benz vehicles, the GLC included, are renowned for their elegant design. On the other hand, Mazda’s KODO: Soul of Motion design philosophy, the 2019 CX-5 is just as visually appealing as the 2019 GLC SUV.
In terms of safety, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 keeps pace with the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC. Both models earned a Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
When considering cargo space, the 2019 CX-5 does more than keep up with the 2019 GLC — it speeds ahead. For example, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 offers 59.6 cubic feet of total cargo space, compared to the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC’s 56.5 cubic feet of room.
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 also exceeds the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV in terms of fuel economy. The CX-5’s base engine, the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter four-cylinder with Cylinder Deactivation, achieves up to 25 miles per gallon in the city and 31 on the highway.* This is significantly more efficient than the GLC’s standard 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder turbo engine, which manages up to 22 miles per gallon in the city and 27 on the highway.
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*Up to an EPA-estimated 22 city/27 highway MPG for 2019 Mazda CX-5 models with SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T turbocharged engine. Actual results will vary.