Lavish interiors, powerful engines, and capable technologies grace the compact luxury SUV segment. The 2019 Porsche Macan, BMW X3, and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class are three such vehicles. They know how to make their presence known, and Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island drivers have taken notice.

Imagine cruising the streets of coastal South Carolina in your next new luxury crossover SUV! They're the perfect vehicles for drivers with families and/or active lifestyles. Check out our car comparison and contact us at Porsche of Hilton Head to learn more!

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Macan vs X3 vs GLC-Class: Deluxe Interiors

As luxury crossover vehicles, the 2019 Macan, X3, and GLC-Class offer high-class materials in their cabins. You can ride in comfort and style with premium accents and available leather seating.

You'll find dynamic two-tone colors in the Porsche SUV. Agate Grey/Pebble Grey looks clean and stately, while Black/Garnet Red is passionate and race-ready. Black/Mojave Beige hints at the rugged adventure to come! The X3 and GLC-Class offer rich color options, too, but lack the same range of two-tone shades.

Also, only the Macan comes standard with partial-leather upholstery for a classy appearance. In the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, you'll need to make do with cloth or imitation-leather seats.

World-Class Technology Features

Whether you choose the Porsche, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz, you'll have a luxury SUV that keeps you fully connected. These vehicles each offer available Apple® CarPlay. This convenient feature lets you pair your smartphone with the in-car infotainment system. Use your favorite apps wherever you go!

While you'll find a full slate of features in all these vehicles, only the Porsche Macan makes many of them standard. It offers a Wi-Fi® hotspot, so your passengers can connect their devices and stay connected to the internet. Meanwhile, a navigation system lets you access convenient directions to your destination.

While the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class offer these features as well, they don't come standard. You'll need to add packages or upgrade to higher trim levels for the full experience.

Luxury SUV Performance Specs

With luxury vehicles, you can always count on a rip-roaring performance! The 2019 Macan, X3, and GLC-Class are similar in terms of output. All three run standardly on 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engines. You'll see up to 248 horsepower in the Macan and X3 and 241 horsepower in the GLC-Class.

The X3 and GLC-Class make all-wheel drive (AWD) available for extra traction. However, only the Porsche SUV makes AWD a standard feature. Get the grip you need in every Macan model! Test drivers have also praised the Macan for its uniquely nimble handling and athletic ride.

Porsche Macan vs BMW X3 vs Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class: The Verdict

So, now that you've had time to compare these three luxury SUVs, what do you think? The 2019 Porsche Macan, BMW X3, and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class each make a splash in the segment.

However, we think local drivers will be impressed by the performance, technology, and deluxe amenities of the Macan. Do you think you might agree? If you live near Bluffton, Hardeeville, or Hilton Head Island, schedule a test drive at Porsche of Hilton Head. We can get you in the driver's seat today!

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