2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
MSRP range
$39,150 - $54,900

Pros

  • Balance of comfort and performance makes it an appealing daily driver
  • Solid fuel efficiency from the standard four-cylinder engine
  • Plenty of room for adult-sized passengers in back
  • Elegant design inside and out gives it a true luxury appearance

Cons

  • Only one four-cylinder engine offered unless you step up to the ultra-high-performance AMG model
  • Technology interface isn't always easy to use
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Top consumer reviews

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GLC300 4Matic Overachieves
Carl B, 12/5/2016
The GLC300 is a beautiful SUV inside and out. The interior is simple gorgeous with quality materials. I've shuttled 5 adults in the car comfortably with a smaller adult in the center back. Living in Colorado, the GLC has been up in the mountains numerous time including snowy roads over 12,000 ft elevation through the route 70 Eisenhower tunnel. Performance from the paired 9-speed trans with the turbo 2.0 engine is outstanding. Based the E-Class chassis, it is described as the most affordable E-Class you can buy. The GLC handles very, very well providing a civilized ride. I've had numerous sports cars including a track car and the GLC is a very satisfying car to drive through twisty mountain road or on the highway. I've been very surprised by the mileage and regularly see it over 30mpg. It is rated to be 28mpg/hwy. I simply love my time spent driving this SUV. Well done MB, it is a winner! Update: After 10 months of ownership, I absolutely love this SUV! The mileage has gone up a bit and have a pic showing at 113 miles, 39.2 mpg @ 62 mph avg.. WOW! An important note to all regarding a suspension issue that has been discussed on various message boards that is simply fixed with a software update by the dealer and tire pressure change. When driving 60-70 mph over seams or bumps in the highway, the suspension will oscillate an is felt through the steering wheel. My SUV experienced this behavior after setting tire pressures in single digit weather and with warming weather, the tire pressure increased 4-6 lbs above spec. Dropping the tire pressure to spec largely fixed this issue, but was still present under certain conditions. When the dealer applied the SW update, which controls the electronic dampening on the shocks, the issue is fully resolved. BTW - I was the first person to identify this issue to the dealer, so not widely experienced by GLC 300 owners. Good on MB to listening and developing a simple and easy fix.
My first luxury car is a winner
Cathy G, 1/29/2017
I mostly love my Mercedes GLC300. It's quiet, solid, powerful and drives like a dream. You can feel the quality of this car as soon as you get inside. The interior is beautiful and the controls are all at your fingertips, this car is built for safety! I love that my car is a WI FI hotspot and that I can access all sorts of apps without getting out my phone, such as gas prices, Yelp, parking, etc. The Nav system works great. A couple of things to be aware of...premium gas only. I knew this going in, but I didn't realize how much premium costs over regular and how much the prices vary from gas station to gas station. Also, I went from a hybrid sedan to this, so MPG was also a lot different. My gas pricing app gets a workout. Also, and this actually bugs me, when I use remote start, I can't program it to remember my previous settings such as heated seats, heated steering wheel, defrost, etc. It will only remember the climate control. Come on, Mercedes, even Jeeps have this feature. Overall, though, I am very pleased with this purchase.
You read the praises, here's what's not so great.
Smokey100, 1/30/2017
Over all the GLC is a terrific vehicle but it does have some flaws. In this review I'm going to focus on some of them. My GLC has the 19" wheels, when I go over a small pothole or small speed bump, the car really tosses you around. The car seems to be pushed around by the wind more than it should. The USB charging ports are in the center armrest storage compartment, there's no cutout for the cable to allow you to charge your phone while having it out. There's no real good place to keep coins. The GLK had a numeric keypad, which was helpful for phone calls. Now you have to use the navigation wheel to choose numbers. That's a P.I.A. when you call a business and have to enter numbers to get to the write extension. The backup camera has terrible, really terrible, low light resolution. Its image is very grainy, buzzy, and it seems that the frame rate is very low. My GLK's was much much better. There's a touch pad over the navigation wheel. To use the wheel you rest your hand on the pad. It's easy to accidentally change stations or selection when you move your hand. On my GLC, the sunglass storage compartment sticks when I open it, plus when I press it to open it, I sometimes hit one of the mBrace buttons by mistake. When I try to fill up the gas tank the gas pump keeps shutting off. I've tried about six different stations. There must be a design flaw in the inlet. Lastly, the mpg is just meh.
Fantastic SUV
DCDude, 7/8/2017
I recently traded in a 2011 Lexus RX 350 AWD for the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4matic. The other cars I considered were the current Lexus RX 350, the Volvo XC60, the BMW X3, and the Audi Q5. I loved my Lexus when it was new, but it didn't "age" well from a fit and finish standpoint. Over time, it developed rattles, squeaks, and started to feel "sloppy". I've owned a Mercedes since the early 2000s and all of them feel just as solid new as they do when they're 10 years old. I wrote off Lexus based on the experience I'd had with the 2011 RX 350 and the hideous new body style. The Volvo XC60 looked interesting, but the revamped navigation won't be out until September at the earliest. The BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 looked like contenders, the the rear passenger room, the modern interior of the GLC, and the overall fit & finish of the GLC won me over. My other car is a 2015 Mercedes C300, which I've been delighted with. The GLC is like a C-class on stilts. One notable difference between both the C and the other SUVs I considered is the rear passenger room. Mercedes did a fantastic job laying out the back seat such that 6 footers don't feel cramped. The GLC has run-flat tires, so the storage compartment where the spare tire normally would go is opened up as storage in the rear of the car underneath the floor. It's a handy compartment to have. The seats fold down with the flip of a switch from the rear of the vehicle. You can also put them down by flipping a switch on the rear driver's side or rear passenger side doors. If you're hauling somthing long and skinny, you can put just the center section down, which is very handy. In terms of ride quality, I've been extremely impressed. The ride is very smooth. While the GLC shares the same engine as the C-class sedan, it has a 9 speed transmission instead of the C's 7 speed transmission. This makes for smooth acceleration and very good gas mileage for an SUV. I'm still under 1,000 miles on it, so I haven't done any zero-to-60 sprints but it is certainly peppier than the Lexus RX it replaced. Gas mileage and ride quality are a marked improvement over the Lexus, too. I didn't want to pay up for the panorama sunroof, but the only ones available had them. Thankfully, I was able to negotiate a good price which made getting it palatable. In hindsight, I'm delighted with it. While the car does get hot when parked in the summer, Mercedes is giving out 5 years of free mbrace, which is a phone app that enables you to remotely start the vehicle, lock/unlock doors, and send navigation destinations from your phone to the car, which is very handy. As I mentioned earlier, my other car is a 2015 C-class, which has the Burmester sound system in it. Over the past couple of years, I got very spoiled with it and it turned into a "must have" for me when shopping for another Mercedes. Having compared the two vehicles playing the same songs side-by-side, the GLC's acoustics are a little better than the C. I haven't had a chance to take the GLC on snow, yet, but I've been very impressed with the C's performance in inclement weather. I suspect I'll be similarly impressed with the GLC when winter arrives.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$41,150
MPG
21 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
241 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$39,150
MPG
22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
241 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$54,900
MPG
18 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
362 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class for Sale

Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 2017 GLC 300 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
New 2017
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
GLC 300 4MATIC
MSRP$49,150
Est.Loan: $804/mo
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Dealer Notes
3.27 Axle Ratio, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy wheels, AM/FM radio, Anti-whiplash front head restraints, Auto tilt-away steering wheel, Auto-dimming door mirrors, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Automatic temperature control, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Child-Seat-Sensing Airbag, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system: mbrace, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Front dual zone A/C, Front reading lights, Fully automatic headlights, Garage door transmitter: Homelink, Genuine wood console insert, Genuine wood dashboard insert, Genuine wood door panel insert, Heated door mirrors, Illuminated entry, Knee airbag, Leather steering wheel, Low tire pressure warning, MB-Tex Upholstery, Memory seat, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power Liftgate, Power passenger seat, Power steering, Power windows, Premium audio system: COMAND, Radio data system, Radio: Audio 20 w/Single CD/DVD, Rain sensing wipers, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear fog lights, Rear reading lights, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper, Remote keyless entry, Roof rack: rails only, Security system, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Split folding rear seat, Steering wheel memory, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, Turn signal indicator mirrors, Variably intermittent wipers, and Weather band radio. *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, $925 freight (all new Mercedes-Benz models), any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Pricing and incentives may vary if vehicle is leased. Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.
More about the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is primarily a carryover model from last year when it debuted as a more refined and stylish replacement for the rather boxy GLK-Class. It's obvious that consumers responded to the improved ride, handling and features of the new model, since sales climbed steadily throughout the GLC's first year of production, making it highly competitive among luxury compact SUVs.

Because of its recent introduction and track record of success, it's little surprise that changes to the GLC for the 2017 model year are few. There are a couple of new color choices, an available premium leather interior package and one or two other tweaks. Perhaps the biggest news is the addition of the sportier GLC Coupe and the performance-oriented AMG GLC43.

The cabin of the 2017 GLC maintains its status as a class-leading interior with luxurious touches like genuine wood trim, soft yet supportive seats, solid controls and a host of standard comfort and convenience features. A variety of optional accessories and packages allow buyers to customize their GLC and ramp up the luxury to whatever level is desired.

Power for the base GLC comes from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Performance-minded buyers who step up a level to the AMG version get a twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder powerplant with 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Mercedes 4Matic all-wheel drive is optional on the base model and standard on higher trim levels.

In the compact luxury SUV class, it's sometimes difficult to balance decent handling with the kind of smooth ride buyers expect, but the GLC manages both quite capably. The ride quality is among the best in its class, while the handling easily inspires enough confidence through the corners to satisfy the majority of drivers. Of course those who like their crossover to achieve more track-like performance might want to check out the AMG model with its firmer sport suspension.

Fuel economy for the GLC with the four-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive is EPA rated at 24 mpg combined (22 city/28 highway). Adding all-wheel drive to the standard model barely changes those figures, but moving up to the V6 brings a rating of 20 mpg combined (18 city/24 highway).

The base GLC300 is outfitted with a comfortable and spacious interior and a large number of luxury, convenience, safety and technology features. Buyers who need something extra can step up to the GLC300 4Matic and tack on even more packages and options, while those looking for greater performance should test-drive the AMG GLC43. Whichever model interests you, let Edmunds help you find the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV that best meets your needs.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Overview

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include GLC 300 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), GLC 300 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), and AMG GLC 43 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A).

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