Furthering its model name revitalization, Mercedes-Benz replaced the sharp-edged GLK compact SUV with a softer-shaped, more refined GLC. The GLC slots between the entry-level GLA and mid-sized GLE.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Handles exceptionally well. Takes corners very well. System alerts for changing lanes is why I purchased the vehicle and it performs as expected, exceeding expectations. Acceleration is smooth and reliable."

P B., OK (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"The car is very smooth and quiet. It gets great mileage for a four wheel drive SUV. I plug it in as much as I can and can do most of my local driving on electric."

Kevin K., IL (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Acceleration and handling is excellent"

J H., TX (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Strong acceleration and stable handling"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Excellent Handling, Ride - Drives like a Sports Car not a SUV"

Richard D., NC (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Handles great - acceleration- you'd never know you were driving a 4 cycliner"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Acceleration and handling are excellent"

J H., TX (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"feels so solid, no lean in corners; bad point is extreme hesitation at times when accelerating such as when merging into traffic to the point of dangerous"

Sandy G., LA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"This car has all the power I need when I need it, smoothly gets up to speed, and has an excellent turn radius."

Carla S., AE (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Great acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, HI (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"I have AMG model and it has nice acceleration and handling. However it doesn’t ride as smoothly as the E350 sedan I had before on the freeway"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"excellent handling and "feel of the road""

Anonymous, CA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Acceleration for merging and passing is quick and responsive."

Anonymous, SC (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Very fast in city and highway driving. Quick shifts both up and down. Handles very well even on rough roads."

Ken M., MB (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"The care drives like a sports car. it is amazing"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"handles and drives great. good acceleration. fun to drive for an SUV"

Anonymous, MN (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Good acceleration and power when needed"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Really like the zippy acceleration for merging into traffic on the freeway"

Dave C., WA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Smooth transmission (good)"

Anonymous, TX (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"I love the vehicle. I'm having a time getting used to the new system of going into a type of 'off' when idling or at a stop. I often turn this feature off, but takes 12 times to stay off when traveling long distances. The rest including acceleration when needed, is great."

Anonymous, VA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Excellent acceleration with the turbo and regular and sport handling modes."

Anonymous, SD (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Accelerates like a sport sedan in sport mode, with tightened steering a plus. Comfort mode is great in the city, with improved fuel economy."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Great acceleration for a 4 cyl. Snappy and responsive handling."

Anonymous, WI (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Handles like a sports car."

William P., VA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Very good handling for an SUV when in sport mode. Very smooth ride when in comfort mode."

Greg G., CA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Transmission stop/ start from a stop jolts when you accelerate from a stop"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"quick accelerations, and confident handling."

Yu Z., NY (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"The Nav. system is still not very user friendly, although can be voice activated1"

Mike S., WA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Surprisingly good handling for an suv. Good acceleration from a start but significant turbo lag when rolling. Very comfortable and pleasant to drive."

Robert L., CO (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"This is the only vehicle I’ve driven where the driving modes actually make a huge difference."

Richard C., IA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"This is my wife's car, but she tells me that the ride is "the best". She likes the acceleration and stopping power. It too, s a 2.0 liter Turbo, and gets great MPG 27. Very easy to maneuver in parking lots etc. as well."

Anonymous, WA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Love to drive this car - excellent acceleration and response"

Anonymous, AL (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"good laceration. very responsive. easy to handle"

Carl B., NC (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Very smooth ride, seems to glide on air, great acceleration and torque, handles amazing on corners."

Anonymous, CT (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Auto engine start stop function should stay off when switched off. It has to be turned off every time you start the car or change drive mode."

Carl M., NY (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Good handling with a very tight turning radius. Feels more like driving a sports sedan."

Charles L., FL (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"The 4-cylinder turbo is extremely peppy and responsive"

Jim O., NC (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"The Infotainmant system is terrible to use. The gps doesn't work in an up to date manner. It would be better to use a Garmin from the store"

Paul A., WA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Fantastic acceleration with good mileage. Plus excellent handling. Very happy with the German made vehicle"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Great handling and acceleraation"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"You have several modes to drive in from Eco to Sport Plus. Eco's pick-up is slow for a reason, but the Comfort mode, which is what I use the majority of the time is adequate for everyday driving, unless you want to get sporty, then Sport & Sport Plus will give you all the excitement you need! I'm very happy with the performance of this car!!"

Robert F., FL (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Extremely loud cooling fan when operated in hot weather. Measured as high as 108 decibles"

Anonymous, NC (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"One of the most comfortable vehicles I have ever driven"

Jim O., NC (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Seats are superb for long legs. Ride is supple yet sporty, and quiet."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Quiet, comfortable seat and leg room"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"I special ordered this car to get exactly what I wanted: heated/ventilated seats, 18" wheels, maximum level of electronic safety/semi-self driving aids. Ride and handling is just great. Is about 2 generations more luxurious interior design than BMW X-3 and Audi 5 SUV."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"beautiful ride. More comfortable than prior BMW"

Anonymous, NC (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"The GLC is wonderful. Seat comfort is good and roomy in the back seat with passengers. Noise from outside is minimal and the ride is smooth."

Anonymous, VA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Seats are good."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Very quiet, comfortable ride ....smooth"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Wind noise is quite noticeable. Annoying."

Anonymous, DE (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"the seats are very adjustable. I am tall and my wife is short and the seats can be set up for each of us"

Anonymous, SD (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"The range of controls and positions make the seat extremely comfortable!"

William P., VA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Ride is smooth even with 21" wheels. More front leg room than any other vehicle save full-size pick-up trucks. Exceptionally comfortable seats."

Ken M., MB (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Excellent seats, and vehicle driving experience."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Harsher ride than expected."

Samuel R., WA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Seats are very supportive and comfortable. Good amount of adjustments available. Ride is very nice and stable. It is the quietest vehicle I have ever ridden in."

Greg G., CA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"I love the comfort of the seats, the smooth ride, the quietness of the ride."

Carla S., AE (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Seat adjustments and air suspension on the AMG GLC 43 4matic"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"I bought this vehicle because I hated the interior of my Honda CRV touring edition. This was a huge step up in ever6 respect. Fantastic interior"

Richard C., IA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Seats are too hard. No armrest for left arm."

Anonymous, LA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Very easy access. Ride is firm, but very solid. Vault-like quiet ride. Handles very well, especially for an SUV."

N K., NJ (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"The auto transmission start and stop jolts from a standstill"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"One of the smoothest, quietest rides I have ever had."

Anonymous, WI (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Seats are adjustable in many ways, including thigh support"

Anonymous, TX (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"The front seats, especially the drivers seat is very comfortable with numerous adjustments to fit any size person! Ride/road noise is minimal and the ride is superb!"

Robert F., FL (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Controls are plentiful but overkill as per seats. Seats are hard to people that are sensitive. Seat inflation system is strangly organized not user friendly. RIDE even in COMFORT is rougher than expected. Ventilation blower sounds very loud and too commercial. Radio sound is poor quality."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Excellent comfort"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"I've had 3 AMG cars previously but this one has been the must enjoyable, so far!"

Mike S., WA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"MB makes a great car! Style, handling, technology, ride, comfort are all exceptional! Not a sports car but close to it in handling. Technology is truly outstanding."

Richard O., FL (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"ride is smooth, acceleration onto the highway is effortless."

Anonymous, SC (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Excellent seats for comfort Quiet interior"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"seats are very comfortable. best we've had in a vehicle"

Anonymous, MN (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Quiet, comfortable, very adjustable seats"

John J., FL (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"very quiet, quick accelerations, and quite comfortable seating."

Yu Z., NY (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"very responsive. comfortable on long trips"

Carl B., NC (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"excellent seat comfort, easy to find comfortable position; extremely quiet ride"

Sandy G., LA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Comfort is absolutely wonderful in this model. Seats are excellent, I don't notice any road noise, and the ride is outstanding."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Amazing seats! The bolstering, the butt cushion and the seat backs are simply superb. Our GLC with the AMG package rides on larger 20" wheels with run flats tires. Unfortunately run flat tires have a stiff sidewalls and therefore no give, so the ride does suffer when the road gets rough. For the most part the interior is quiet, but those tires can produce a bit of noise over rough pavement. Overall, very impressed with the comfort of this vehicle."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"new and too soon to really tell but first impression is a very smooth ride. Interior noise level is very low although engine noise on outside is typical of contemporary 4 Cyl. vehicles. Front seats are very comfortable. Rear seating a bit tight with front seats pushed back."

P R., CA (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"The fit and finish is impeccable. The styling is superb. Many safety features are standard on this vehicle whereas it is optional in similar vehicles. The additional optional safety equipment includes the latest technology in preventing accidents. The GLC43 AMG provides ferocious acceleration and excellent handling. the air suspension provides a bit of a rougher ride but excellent handling. Similar Luxury cars with the same equipment cost far more."

Stan G., ON (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Acceleration and handling is excellent"

J H., TX (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"Pricy for similar options and features compared to other cars."

Robert L., CO (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"It was less expensive than the other luxury small SUVs I considered but every bit as nice"

Anne R., TX (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"I got good value, but I had to special order (and wait 5 months for delivery.) The key to a reasonable price is ordering just what you want. If I had chosen an inventory car with the features I wanted, it would have come with thousands of $$ more "stuff" that I did not want."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"My GLC300 was alarmingly affordable given the advanced technology provided. I previously had a Lexus RX350 and when the time came for a new car, the GLC was comparable to the RX."

Matthew S., FL (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

"I am happy with the price I paid"

J H., TX (2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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