2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV

January 11th, 2020 by

Are you looking for a high-performance crossover SUV that prioritizes safety and interior comfort? Consider the 2019 Mazda CX-5, a mass-market crossover that bears the styling and interior features of a luxury SUV like the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV.

In fact, if you crave the status and features of a luxury SUV, you can save a lot of money but get many of the same features by going with the Mazda CX5. Here’s how the 2019 Mazda CX-5 stacks up against the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV.


Most significantly, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is much more affordable than the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC. The Mazda CX-5 starts as low as $24,350 while the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV carries a starting MSRP of $40,700.* You might think that the $16,000-plus difference means the GLC is superior, but the Mazda CX-5 holds its own. In fact, the CX-5 offers many of the same features as the GLC but at a lower price point, and Mazda’s KODO: Soul of Motion design for the CX-5 continues to impress critics, even more than the design of luxury Mercedes SUV.

Fuel Economy

The base engine powering the 2019 CX-5 is a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter four-cylinder with Cylinder Deactivation. It is considerably more efficient than the GLC’s base engine, earning up to 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.** The GLC, for comparison, is powered by a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder turbo at the entry level and only earns 22 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

Cargo Space

Travel frequently with lots of luggage, or just want more room for groceries and gym bags? The 2019 Mazda CX-5 offers up to 59.6 cubic feet of cargo space. The 2019 Mercedes GLC only offers up to 56.5 cubic feet.

Stylish, refined, and a smart value, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is a strong alternative to the 2019 GLC. Visit Bert Ogden Mission Mazda for more information.

**Up to an EPA-estimated 25 city/31 highway MPG for 2019 Mazda CX-5 FWD models. AWD models with SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L naturally aspirated engine, 24 city/30 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.

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