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Mercedes-Benz GLC

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2020
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Ratings & Reliability
The Mercedes-Benz GLC luxury compact SUV is updated, with a freshened exterior, more powerful engine, latest infotainment system, and added safety features. The 2020 model is distinguished with new headlights, grille, and front bumper design. The base engine is a 255-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder with a nine-speed automatic transmission, boasting a 14-hp increase in output. The SUV features the new MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system that uses artificial intelligence to customize the driver’s experience and can interpret natural language commands. We found that the last GLC we tested was quite enjoyable. It had a comfortable ride and handled with athleticism. The tastefully appointed cabin was quiet, with comfortable front seats. AMG 43 and 63, with turbo V6 and V8 engines, are available as well. The related coupelike SUV, the GLC Coupe, received the same updates for 2020.
2019
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC Ratings & Reliability
Based on the C-Class, the GLC is one of the best driving compact-luxury SUVs on the market. Plush furnishings inside the quiet cabin prove to be 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 systems such as blind spot warning and rear cross traffic warning are part of various option packages. A turbo V6 AMG GL43 and a turbo V8 AMG GL63 versions are available. There is also a coupelike SUV, the GLC Coupe.
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2016 Redesign Year
Mercedes-Benz GLC 2018
Based on the current C-Class, the rounded GLC replaces the GLK. Plush furnishings inside the quiet cabin are very appealing, although it also has Mercedes' complex infotainment system. The 241-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder delivers ample power, and is matched to a nine-speed automatic that shifts smoothly and in a timely manner. Overall fuel economy was 22 mpg. The GLC rides comfortably and handles with athleticism. The seats are very comfortable all around, although the rear seats are a bit snug. Forward-collision warning with automatic braking is standard, but other safety gear like blind-spot monitoring and cross-traffic alert comes in confusing options packages.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $31,975 - $54,000 $28,810 - $48,810
2017 $28,325 - $49,800 $25,480 - $44,960
2016 $26,300 - $27,700 $23,425 - $24,725