Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class vs. Toyota Avalon

Black
VS
Blizzard Pearl

Key Specs

MSRP

MSRP
$40,250 - $81,500
Not Available

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
241 - 503 hp
268 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L Biturbo V8
3.0L V6 Biturbo
2.0L Turbo I4
3.5L DOHC 24V V6 w/Dual VVT

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Not Available

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Not Available

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Not Available

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Not Available

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 - 42 in.
42.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.8 - 40.9 in.
38.5 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
32 - 35.2 in.
39.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.6 - 38.2 in.
37.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
8.8 - 12.6 cu. ft.
16 cu. ft.

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Not Available

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Not Available

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Not Available

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Not Available

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Not Available

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Not Available

Exterior Features

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional
Not Available

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Optional
Not Available

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Not Available

Tire Width

Tire Width
35 - 225

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.4 - 111.8 in.
111 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.3 - 37.6 ft.
37.4 ft.

Length

Length
184.5 - 187 in.
195.3 in.

Width

Width
71.3 - 73.9 in.
72.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3759 - 4226 .lbs
3505 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
241 - 503 hp
268 hp

Torque

Torque
273 - 516 ft. lbs.
248 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
Not Available
100 .lbs

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Not Available

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 - 17.4 gal.
17 gal.

Combined

Combined
18 - 23 mpg
11 - 15 mpg

City

City
17 - 18 mpg
21 mpg

Highway

Highway
22 - 24 mpg
30 mpg

Safety Features

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional
Not Available

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Not Available

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Not Available

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Not Available

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Not Available

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Not Available

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Toyota Avalon

Body Style

Body Style
4MATIC Cabriolet, 4MATIC Coupe, 4MATIC Sedan, Cabriolet, Coupe, Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4 - 5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
88.2 ft³.
103.6 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3759 - 4226 lbs.
3505 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
19 - 30 mpg.
24

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 - 24 mpg.
21 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 - 33 mpg.
30 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Regular Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/121, 3.0 L/183, 4.0 L/243
3.5 L/211

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Sequential MPI

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
421 - 427
Not Available

Trans Type

Trans Type
7 - 9
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.34, 4.38, 5.35
3.30

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86, 2.89, 3.24
1.90

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 - 2.25
1.42

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 - 1.64
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.21
0.71

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 - 1.00
0.61

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 - 4.93
4.15

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 - 3.07
3.24

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6, 6.7, 7.1, 7.7, 8.0, 8.8, 9.2, 9.3
7.4

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - 180
100

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Strut

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
R01, R02, R03, R66, STDTR
Not Available

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
R01, R02, R03, R66, STDTR
Not Available

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
225/40ZR19, 225/45R18, 35YR19, 40YR19, P225/40YR19, P225/40ZR19, P225/45HR18, P225/45R18, P225/50HR17, P245/35R19, P245/35YR19, P245/40YR18, P255/35YR19, P255/35ZR19, P255/40ZR18, Y, YR19
P215/55VR17

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
245/40R18, 255/35YR19, 255/35ZR19, 30YR19, P225/50HR17, P245/35ZR19, P245/40HR18, P245/40R18, P255/35YR19, P255/35ZR19, P265/35R19, P265/35YR19, P265/40YR18, P285/30YR19, P285/30YR20, P285/30ZR19, P285/35ZR18, Y, YR20
P215/55VR17

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7 - 19 X 9 in.
17 X 7 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7 - 20 in.
17 X 7 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.3 - 37.6 ft.
37.4 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13 - 15.8 in.
11.7 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 - 14.2 in.
11.1 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 - 17.4 gal.
17 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.8 - 40.9 in.
38.5 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 - 42 in.
42.1 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
54.8 - 55.3 in.
58.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.6 - 38.2 in.
37.9 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
32 - 35.2 in.
39.2 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
51.7 - 55 in.
57 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.4 - 111.8 in.
111 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
184.5 - 187 in.
195.3 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.3 - 73.9 in.
72.2 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
55.1 - 56.8 in.
57.5 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.5 - 64.4 in.
62.6 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
60.4 - 62.7 in.
62.2 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
3.6 in.
5.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
8.8 - 12.6 ft³.
16 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 - 0.86
Not Available

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72
Not Available

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
51
Not Available

Battery Range

Battery Range
10 mi.
Not Available

Model Group

Model Group
C-Class
Avalon

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Luxury - Luxury Sport
Intermediate Luxury

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Convertible, Coupe, Sedan
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0, 3.0, 4.0
3.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum - aluminum/magnesium
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4, 6, 8
6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4