Originally Posted by akatsuki
I think the Macan is much better in pretty much every way. New F-pace also looks nice.
Not sure if MB has upgraded the interiors of their smaller SUVs to match the new sedans (GLC? GLE?).
With MB the MLK (formerly the smallest) has been redesigned and is the GLC now. Way, way better than it was (had one for a service loaner recently). The ML has turned into the GLE.
Thought of the Macan but the dealership is not only in an inconvenient location but it's also in a dodgy neighborhood; not cool for her car.
So drove not only the X3 but also the new Discovery Sport (formerly the LR2 niche). Both a great vehicles, both option out around 50k or so, both have good current lease terms with residuals of 61%. The Discovery is a fine vehicle but the X3 totally outclasses it in terms of engine, electronics and amenities, and driving characteristics. IMO, the Disco looks way better. She's leaning X3 but I need to get her to drive the GLC. The BMW dealership is on her way to work vs. the MB dealership which is way out of her way (but five minutes from where I work).
If I had to guess which way she's going right now it would be with the fugly X3 and I think that would be the best choice too.