The car overall feels great. The most impressive thing is the economy of the 240 bhp vehicle. It gives an impressive 28 on highway. (when mostly driven on Comfort mode/Eco mode, Sport gives around 24-25). Interior comfort and appeal is very good. Exterior styling is superb.Cold climate pack is excellent. Noise reduction is optimal. Acceleration is more than enough when merging (acceleration at the signals might be a damp slow because of the 9 gear shifts, but again if u pump the gas pedal lil hard it will zoom). Learning curve with COMAND will take time. The touch sensitivity of the pad is not that great or accurate. It does sense the handwriting but to enter the whole address that way is a chore. The knob is much better to enter the address (Using mbrace app is even faster). Navigation is very well organized and the voice instructions are very clear and crisp. Couple of major let downs-- 1.GLC does not have any integration to read out text messages automatically (was disappointed as even non premium cars have it, my old corolla had it). It doesn't even display the message automatically unless you click the messaging app through the touch pad. 2.We are not given the option to change the music track with the steering wheel controls--another major let down. 3. Self parking feature--Probably the most useless feature in the car and would not advise anybody to waste $$ on it. It does not detect any parking space or parking lines. I have the car for about 4 months and not even once did it notify that its sensing a parking area. I liked the car overall very much but don't let the base price fool you. For 39k I don't think you'll get anything other than automatic windows. Even at 60k we din have the lane departure, and few other functions
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.
I bought the vehicle with the top premium package and parking assist - glad I did! Lots of convenience features but most important is the overall safety of the vehicle. Sure, it is more expensive than similar sized vehicles but the fit and finish plus the engineering are well worth the extra cost.
Mercedes Benz GLC-300 2016 model has a serious axle breaking issue and the response from Mercedes Benz of Chantilly is pathetic, Me and my wife were going to Dulles airport on 5-Feb when axle of my brand new Mercedes broke in middle of road, had it been route 28, this would have caused a very serious accident for not only for us but Many others. Even after 2 months of rigorous follow up, all I am offered is a replacement vehicle with huge financial implication on me as GLC as of new purchase and for some time they offered loaner vehicle but that also is taken back and now this case is given to third party Stericycle to settle who will take 3~4 weeks to provide refund, I requested to know the cause of this defect so that others do not suffer but no explanation is provided. I am suffering from last 2 &1/2 months and would not recommend anyone to buy this car from Mercedes who claim to be the safest of all cars but it is not correct and also they do not care about customers. PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS VEHICLE UNLESS YOU HAVE ASSURANCE FROM DEALER/MB REGARDING TREATMENT OF QUALITY ISSUES
This is vehicle going to raise the bar for this segment. The interior is beautiful. Quality of build is impressive. MB did a great job with the redesign on the interior and makes you feel like you're not longer sitting inside a dated luxury car that your dentist would drive. Overall impressive performance. The drive modes, the handling, all of it feels more like a car than an SUV.