The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC is a small luxury SUV and it sits squarely in the middle of the German automaker's ever-growing SUV lineup. The GLC is one of the oldest vehicles in its class, though a slight refresh for the 2023 model year brought some much-needed updates for Mercedes' best-selling model. Major changes include the latest iteration of Mercedes' excellent MBUX infotainment system, a wider array of available driver aids, and some slight design tweaks that improved aerodynamic efficiency. Another big change was under the hood, as the GLC now comes standard with a new four-cylinder engine paired with a 48-volt mild hybrid system. It should improve both performance and efficiency, a win-win in our eyes.
Given all of last year's changes, we don't expect any major updates for 2024. The updates helped put it back in contention in a very, very competitive class. Nearly every luxury automaker offers at least one vehicle that competes against the GLC, and some of Edmunds' favorites are the Genesis GV70, Acura RDX, BMW X3 and the Lexus NX. If you need a bit more space than what the GLC offers, Mercedes has you covered with the GLE. And if you like the GLC's size but need more passenger space, the three-row Mercedes GLB is worth a look.