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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV - Consumer Reviews

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By Shana Lardi
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV GLC300 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)


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My GLC300 is the 2017 model and this car is by far the best value in its class especially compared to Lexus 350, Audi Q5, Infiniti F35, & Volvo XC60. Pros: Smooth ride, nice handling and feels sporty especially with dynamic controls, roomy interior including decent backseat legroom for growing children, like the parking break option while waiting at light/traffic, good value for standard features and packages. moon roof is a great option, gas mileage and safety features a plus, and spacious cargo area. Cons: Infotainment system controls are ridiculously confusing and cumbersome, too many repetative knobs and features, if main screen was touchscreen it would make it much easier. Shifter, wipers, lights, & steering wheel adjustment are all on the steering column which takes a little getting used to and it sometimes feels a little clunky when accelerating from a dead stop. Overall, pros outweigh the cons and it is a nice looking vehicle.


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Love IT
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By Lin
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV GLC300 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)


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I also shopped all of the luxury SUV brands. What sold me was the interior and the comfort of the seating.My passengers have remarked that the backseat is the most comfortable they have ever sat in. Very smooth ride and ease to park. Very satisfied so far.


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Very nice package
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Michael Ellis
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV GLC300 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)


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I have absolutely no complaints! Great interior and technology package! Shopped Porsche Macan, BMW, Audi Q5. Mercedes gives you a lot of car for the price! I simply was not willing to spend over $55000!


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I expected a lot - but - a huge disapointment
14 of 17 people found this review helpful
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By GLC owner
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV GLC300 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)


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I really wanted to love this GLC. On paper, it looked perfect. Ive owned 5 previous Mercedes and expected it to be a modern state of art design with traditional MB quality and driving dynamics. I custom ordered it and waited several months for delivery. The similar designed C300 sedan loaned me while awaiting delivery was a fantastic vehicle. It does has a lot of great features; classy design, great looking interior, a refined strong drivetrain, high overall quality. BUT..... This vehicle has SEVERE driving flaws, terrible controls and layout, the worst NAV/audio/infotainment system Ive ever experienced in any vehicle [and had the priviledge of paying $4K extra for]. These flaws have ruined the ownership experience for us. On smooth roads, it drives and handles fine. On certain rough surfaces, the car shakes, rocks, shudders, bottoms out, and feels like the front suspension or front frame is loose and disconnected from the road . Scary and unsafe to drive. I NEVER expected this in a Benz since all previous ones had a " locked down" driving quality on poor road surfaces. I dont know [or care] if this is result of bad tuning, run flat tires, or a flaw in this particular GLC....but its scary and unsafe to drive on rough roads. The wiper/wheel adjustment/cruise stalk controls and transmission shifter are all on the steering column, all milimeters apart from each other causing you to activate the wrong feature. Who thought of this confusing lever layout and what were they thinking ? The NAV/audio features and controls seem thought up by tweens that never...well ever used them in a moving vehicle. The IPad style screen stuck in the middle of the dash looks tacky and PepBoys classless, voice controls rarely work reliably, the radio has no ability to seek/scan stations, the double wheel/touchpad controller on console interfere with each other [Hans, marketing says we MUST have a touch entry because Audi does, I dont care how you do it, stick it on top of the control wheel !] making sure you never select the right control on the first try, NAV system has a great display but takes 5 minutes to tap & dial, tap and dial an address....excuse me, this is 2016 where flawless Google voice entry is the design standard, who is going to take the time to use that ? Mercedes carefully dances around the subject of CarPlay and Android Auto in the GLC..but after a long conversation with MB helpline they admitted.....you guessed it...not availabe and not upgradeable for the GLC. The bad features overwhelm the good features in the GLC .... a real shame in what could have been ..but isnt...a great vehicle.


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I finally found THE PERFECT CAR
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By EJ Perryman
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV GLC300 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)


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I am a Honda and Subaru owner who usually keeps her cars for 15 years. Those brands are not known for having impressive interiors, but the cars ran great, were reliable and had good resale. When it was time for a new car I spent 3 years looking for a car that was a little higher than a sedan and had some cargo room, but was also not too big, was super comfy and handled great. I could not find that car at Honda or Subaru. I did however find it at Mercedes Benz. The GLC300 embodies all of those qualities and then some. If you want a car that feels like it was made for you, that makes you look forward to driving, then you have found it in the GLC300. The cabin is quiet, the seats are great, the multimedia is second to none (get the larger 8.4 inch screen), the Burmester is the best sounding factory audio in this price point, the handling of this car is dreamy, it has great acceleration. I guess the only negative about this car is that it's not a Honda or a Subaru with proven reliability or resale value. But since Honda and Subaru refuse to make comfortable, luxurious vehicles with great tech, audio and handling, it's MB for me for the next 15 years.


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