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The Mercedes-Benz GLC is a capable and pleasant luxury compact SUV, but the control layout and infotainment system are not intuitive to use. The base engine is a 255-hp turbocharged four-cylinder mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission that supplies ample motivation.
Driving the GLC is quite enjoyable, thanks to its comfortable ride and athletic handling. The tastefully appointed cabin is very quiet and richly furnished with wood and chrome touches. The front seats are super-comfortable and supportive. The rear seat is a bit snug. A plug-in hybrid and high-performance AMG versions are also available, as is a coupelike version with reduced visibility and cargo room. FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, and BSW are standard.
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2016-2020
2016 Redesign Year
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.
$39,725 - $79,275
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$33,575 - $71,500
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$29,775 - $49,325
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$27,500 - $44,275
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$24,500 - $25,975
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