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New 2017
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GLC Change Vehicle
Based on the current C-Class, the GLC is one of the best compact luxury SUVs on the market. Plush furnishings inside the quiet cabin prove appealing, although it also has Mercedes' complex infotainment system. The front seats are very comfortable and supportive, but the rear is a bit snug. The 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder delivers ample power and is matched to a nine-speed automatic that works well. The GLC rides comfortably and handles with athleticism. Automatic braking is standard, but other safety gear--such as blind-spot monitoring and cross-traffic alert--comes in confusing option packages. A turbo V6 AMG GL43 and a coupelike SUV, the GLC Coupe, are also available. First-year reliability has been well above average.
This vehicle can be outfitted with a semi-autonomous driving package. Consumer Reports believes automakers should take stronger steps to ensure that vehicles with those systems are designed, deployed, and marketed safely. Please heed all warnings, and keep your hands on the wheel.

Road Test

Furthering its model name revitalization, Mercedes-Benz replaced the sharp-edged GLK compact SUV with a softer-shaped, more refined GLC. The $40,000 GLC slots between the entry-level GLA (starting around $31,000) and mid-sized GLE ($51,000).With bone...


  • One of the best-riding compact luxury SUVs
  • Luxurious and plush interior


  • Infotainment system is frustratingly complicated and unintuitive
  • Gets expensive with common options

Best Version to Get

The blind-spot detection system is the only option we'd consider an essential, plus heated seats if you live where it gets cold.


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Rear
  • Basic: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Rust through: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Roadside aid: 4 year/50,000 miles
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 9-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (241 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 turbo (362 hp)


Comfort / Convenience
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