2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
MSRP range
$40,050 - $69,900

Pros

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

Cons

  • Feature for feature, it is pricier than many competitors
  • Technology interface isn't always easy to use
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Great car - terrible technology
Steve - SE PA, 11/5/2017
UPDATE from original review below: After 9 months of ownership, I can say that this is the most comfortable car I have ever owned. Rides great, seats great on longer drives (we take it to our beach house), lots of storage space (thanks to no spare) - and great mileage. Much more 'elegant' ride that my wife's BMW - but I still have to say that the BMW technology is way better than the MB. I am stunned that in the GLC300 the satnav is so clunky, the bluetooth interface is poor (no Apple Carplay), there are no standard distance sensors for parking - some work to do there. In addition, the BMW comes with service included - and if you live in SE Pennsylvania, from personal experience Otto's BMW is way better than MB of West Chester when it comes to customer care. So while I like the GLC300, when I take the technology and entire ownership experience into account, I would probably go with an X3 if I was buying again today. ORIGINAL REVIEW: I have owned a black 2018 GLC300 for three months now, and it is a great car - comfortable, good performance, lots of nice features, looks classy. Gas mileage is very good - much better than I expected. My only niggle with the ride is that the car can judder on bumps - I have the upgraded wheels, and I have read in other reviews that the larger wheels can be detrimental to the ride - I can attest that those reviews are accurate. Not a huge deal, but noticeable. Another niggle on a car at this price point is that the park distance control sensors are not included on anything but the highest package (I got premium package 1, not 2). Again, not the end of the world, but a bit surprising - I made the mistake of assuming that it was there. However, the reason I would not buy this car again is the horrendous technology and interface system for the radio, nav, and media devices - I feel like I have gone back in time 10 years to before the iPhone. Perhaps that seems like a silly reason not to buy a car, but since all of the cars at this level are so similar (BMW, Merc, Jag, Acura, etc), it becomes a bigger deal. Compared to the others, it is terrible. Voice recognition does not work for the phone, and it is so clunky for nav it is not usable. I will get by using my iPhone - with google maps and siri I don't really need the features on the car, but it's disappointing. So - depends on what your priorities are - car is great, but if you want some technology from this decade, go with a BMW or some other car (my wife drives a Mini, which has the BMW tech, and it's great). Last note for those in SE Pennsylvania - MB West Chester was fine during the purchase process, but I am surprised that there has been no follow up at all - when I compare that to the follow up from Otto's Mini (those guys are great) or other dealers from whom I have bought a car, a bit surprising. I haven't needed to speak to them, but do think that a lack of follow up reflects the management of the dealership (perhaps it was me or this is a one off). All the best in your car search.
Problems
John Brown, 6/16/2018
Bought this car five months ago. Tried to start it one morning it was totally dead. Mercedes’s said it was a bad battery they put in a new one and I drove it home. Next morning totally dead again. Mercedes told me I must be leaving the lights on. Now it’s been in the shop for almost a month now and they have no idea what’s wrong. They put in a new computer and when they did that it blew up the fuse box so they ordered a new fuse box and now they said there is something wrong with the power steering. Another crazy thing is that they gave me a loaner glc and there is something wrong with this one too. It makes a very Loud engine noise sounds like one of the fans. Sounds like a space ship taking off.
Disappointed in my Mercedes GLC
Karen, 1/16/2018
My biggest disappointment with my GLC is that it does not have Apple/Android Play and cannot be retrofitted. The car doesn't even allow me to voice to text when I receive a text. I have to select command and then tell it to send a text to ... I would not have bought this car if I knew the technology was so antiquated. In addition I've had to take my car in twice in the first 90 days, once to have the transmission adjusted because it was skipping gears and once to have the brake pads replaced because they were squeaking so bad in cold weather.
Enormous disappointment
TMasters, 1/19/2018
"DONT BUY IT unless technology, innovation and the cool factor are more important than simplifying the use of your vehicle for intuitive and enjoyable driving performance. The learning curve is beyond insulting, and the most ordinary functions are way too complex and time-consuming. That applies to navigation/choosing a destination (which has taken me as much as 40 miles out of my way), connecting to my iTunes music, controlling the interior temperature, even the ridiculously complex dashboard functions. I drove Atlanta-Knoxville and back for Christmas and the audio on my navigation suddenly disappeared (phone call to dealer couldn't figure it out so I used Google maps). I never knew how fast I was going because overnight on the road the controls went from miles to kilometers, and the appropriate dashboard function would not convert while I was on the highway (which is when I realized it). My recent trip Atlanta-Philadelphia was even worse. Frustrations are endless--like who would think that three knobs virtually on top of each other to the left of steering wheel (cruise control, steering wheel adjustment, and turn signal) was a good idea? You're driving on a trip, cruise control at 70, the speed limit slows down, you reach for cruise control to bring it down and you hit the turn signal. Or vice versa. Remember you can't SEE these knobs as they are hidden by the steering wheel. Some things could SO easily have been simplified if that were Mercedes' emphasis rather than "how high-tech can we make it?" The hands-on tutorial at the dealership was like 1 marble in a bowl of 100 in terms of how much it covered--but you don't know that until you're out on the road on your own. This is a lovely car and has a very smooth ride, but it's like a computer lab on wheels, not what I'd hoped for in my first-ever luxury car. I traded it in after 4 months on a new Subaru Outback--I love it, and things which takes 8 steps in the GLC 300 can be done in 2 steps in the Subaru.
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[Music] We're standing from the new Mercedes AMG GL c63 which should go on sale sometime in January or February of 2018 the GLC is already a strong performer especially when we're talking about something with GLC 43 AMG but the 63 is just bonkers to buy turbo v8 that makes 469 horsepower with the regular coupe as well as the SUV version but you go up to the coupe GL c63 s and you have 503 horsepower besides the big giant engines they're also going to do some suspension tweaks steering tweaks as well as some nice little touches on the interior of some lacing stitching and some nice Alcantara is this really necessary absolutely not but that's not to say I don't want to drive one leave a comment below and tell us what you think if the Mercedes AMG GL c63 [Music]

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class AMG SUV First Look Review

The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 features a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that churns out 469 horsepower, and the GLC 63 S coupe ups the ante to 503 hp. Edmunds senior writer Mark Takahashi explains more about Mercedes' first midsize SUV to get the AMG treatment.

Features & Specs

MSRP
$42,050
MPG
21 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
241 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$40,050
MPG
22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
241 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$56,250
MPG
18 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
362 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$49,990
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Hybrid
N/A
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite GLC-Class safety features:

Parktronic with Active Park Assist
Guides the GLC-Class into an available parking spot with minimal driver assistance.
Pre-Safe Brake with Pedestrian Detection
Alerts the driver if a front collision is imminent; can apply the brakes automatically to lessen the impact. Can also identify pedestrians.
Attention Assist
Measures driver engagement with the vehicle to determine if the driver needs to rest. Alerts the driver via the information display.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover18.6%
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

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The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is the German brand's entry in the wildly popular luxury compact crossover class. It debuted two years ago as the replacement for the GLK-Class. Along with a more mainstream exterior design, the GLC improved upon its predecessor with a more comfortable ride, improved handling and a cabin influenced by the ultra-luxe S-Class sedan.

Despite its recent introduction, there are few notable additions to the 2018 model. First and foremost are two new models that operate at opposite ends of the fuel economy and performance spectrums. An electric motor and battery pack are paired to the bread-and-butter GLC 300's turbocharged four-cylinder to create the GLC 350e plug-in hybrid.

If limiting visits to the fuel pump doesn't get your blood flowing, perhaps the new AMG GLC 63 will. It eclipses the AMG GLC 43 as the enthusiast's choice in the lineup, with a stonking twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that produces 469 horsepower. The 4Matic all-wheel-drive system (standard on all models except the GLC 300, where it's an optional upgrade over a rear-wheel-drive powertrain) helps put down all that power to the road.

The cabin of the 2018 GLC maintains its status as a class-leading interior with luxurious touches such as 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.

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 tracklike performance might want to check out the AMG models with their firmer sport suspension setup.

The base GLC 300 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 tack on even more packages and options, while those looking for greater performance should test-drive the AMG GLC 43 and AMG GLC 63. Whichever model interests you, let Edmunds help you find the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV that best meets your needs.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV Overview

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV is offered in the following styles: GLC 300 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), GLC 300 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), AMG GLC 43 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A), GLC 350e 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7A), and AMG GLC 63 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A).

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