After having owned some 7 MBs, 8 Porsches, 3 BMWs, 2 Audis, 2 Volvos, 2 Acuras, 1 Lexus, etc. I must say that this vehicle tops them all. It offers performance, safety, convenience, and extreme value in one package. I can most closely compare it to the Macan GTS, which offers equal performance at substantially more money. On top of that the GLC is far better looking, and MB dealers easily beat out arrogant Porsche dealers hands down. The GLC43 is the most modern and newest addition to the class, and now ALL the competition pales in comparison: they simply have a lot of catching up to do. The vehicle drives beautifully, and all the electronic safety features are the least obtrusive I have ever used. You feel as though you are cruising the road in a vault: it's that solid and silent, yet it is still agile and sporty. As far as design/looks go, this car is absolutely magnificent (especially in the Obsidian w/Designo Package I bought). It looks and drives like a far more expensive vehicle and it's road presence is without equal. I say this after giving up my 2013 Porsche Carrera S for it, and after spending my career in product design and marketing. I was very reluctant to make the trade on paper, until I saw and drove the GLC43. Then I realized that the MB is far more car: more modern, elegant, safer, far better equipment, and a far superior value as Porsches have become way overpriced. I would also place every other competitor such as the Jaguar F Pace, Audi SQ5, BMW X5, and Volvo XC60 far beneath it every way. This car is a winner in every respect, and it truly has NO peers.
We have just turned 5,000 miles and have been told we already need new tires. We have been experiencing horrible noises and grabbing when turning sharply. After our dealer checked it out for 2 days they claimed it was because of our tires and cold weather. However, we live in Houston,Tx where it is rarely cold and experienced these noises when it was 90 degrees outside. We are now putting 4 new tires on the vehicle because it seems we have no choice as they will not align it without new tires! We hope this fixes this, but we are more than upset that these expensive tires get only 5,000 miles before needing replacing. The dealer indicated we should have known that an AMG would need new tires frequently. Funny no one mentioned this when we were buying the car.
This suv down not get good gas mileage as advertised. The seats are her uncomfortable. The technology, specifically the display of radio, navigation and other options on the display are too confusing and not easy to navigate when driving. If your door is left open and you try to open and shut while the car is on park, the car slams itself into park mode. Not worth the money. My car was retailed at 52k. Never again!
It is not what it is made out to be. We purchased a new GLC 500 last year- been to the dealership about 5 times so far- many broken parts required fixing. Brakes repeated made noise. Had to contact BBB for Mercedes to make a repair. Worst luxury car we have owned. Look around at other brands before you buy.