2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe

MSRP $50,000 Est.

Ranked #8 in Compact Suv

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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 6, 2021

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With Mercedes-Benz’s redesigned C-class on the cards, the GLC range will also see a similar upgrade with its 2022 model. Although Mercedes-Benz has not released any official information about the 2022 GLC Coupe, it will continue to be mechanically similar to its sedan counterpart. This includes the updated four-cylinder engine mated with EQ boost which is further mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe SUV will also feature a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, and the cabin will also see a large vertically-oriented touchscreen infotainment system and a biometric authentication system that unlocks the owner's saved settings and preferences.

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Pros

Attractive coupe design

Upscale cabin

Exceptional ride quality

Cons

Coupe design eats into second-row headroom space

Cargo space feels compromised

What's New?

For 2022, both exterior and interior have been upgraded


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$50000

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$50,000 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe in Agate Black color
Agate Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

7.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

9.0

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.1

Overall Rating


Mercedes-Benz has released just one teaser photo of the 2022 GLC 300 Coupe, indicating the same upgraded sleek exterior design with subtly aggressive compact headlights also seen on the 2022 C-class sedan. The 2022 GLC 300 Coupe SUV will be priced similar to its 2021 model at $ 51,650. In this range, the 2022 GLC 300 competes against Coupe SUVs which include the likes of the 2021 BMW X4, 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback, and the 2021 Porsche Macan.


7.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition


2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe Features

The 2nd generation Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe SUV will be available as a standalone trim model with an estimated starting MSRP of $51,650, without taxes. It comes standard with a Turbocharged inline-4 engine mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission via all-wheel-drive. The interior, however, sees a new 11.9-inch infotainment screen arranged in a vertical layout on the center console, a design that has trickled down from the S-class. The 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and the steering wheel are carried over from the C-class sedan. Some of the standard equipment available with the 2022 GLC 300 are 19” aluminum wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, a sunroof, and Multi-Zone climate control with controls for the second row as well.

Trim

GLC 300 Coupe SUV

MSRP

$51,650

Key Features

Turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

 

Multi-zone climate control

 

10.25-inch infotainment display

 

19-inch five-spoke alloy wheels

 

Cross-traffic assist

 

Surround-view system

 

Blindspot assist

The 20220 GLC 300 gets several optional packages as well. Starting with the Night Package that gets 20” wheels, an AMG multi-spoke wheels with Black accents, high-gloss black elements on the front wing and grille, etc. There’s also an AMG Line package that gets you front sport brakes, AMG Line body styling, along with a flat-bottom sport steering wheel. The Exterior Lighting package gets you LED Intelligent Light System with active light function for better illumination around the curves. The same is also available with the Driver Assistance package that adds a DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist, PRE-SAFE BRAKE with Pedestrian Recognition, Active Lane Change assist, and Route-based Speed Adaptation to name a few.

Which trim should you buy?

As mentioned before, the GLC 300 Coupe is available as a standalone trim model, thus the coupe SUV gets all bells and whistles for a luxury car with an impressive standard features list. However, the GLC has an impressive AMG line up which includes the AMC GLC 43, GLC 63, and the GC 63 S with their V6 and V8 engine. However, the base 2022 GLC 300 will suffice for everyday use perfectly, especially for someone who is looking out to buy a stylish and capable Coupe SUV.

Release Date

The new GLC 300 Coupe is expected to be revealed by the end of this year, but the SUV will not be available for grab until the start of next 2022. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe Engine and Performance

7.0/10

Under the hood of the 2022 GLC 300 Coupe is a 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection four-cylinder engine that now makes 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. All that power goes out through a nine-speed automatic transmission, and Mercedes-Benz claims that this engine can help do the 0-60 mph mark in 6.2 seconds. With this base engine, the GLC 300 has a towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. However, different sources have confirmed that there will also be a hybrid powertrain on offer, and for the first time, the 2022 GLC 300 Coupe SUV will be available with mild-hybrid technology using the same four-cylinder engine.

For the weight it carries, the 2021 GLC 300 Coupe rides and handles like a regular sedan car, and we expect the 2022 model to be the same. With the base engine, it is fast, but the GLC could have been quicker. The suspension setup is well balanced between comfort and sporty. The standard 19-inch wheels are comfortable, and the upgraded 20” wheels get more stability for sure. The steering feels nicely balanced, and in Sport mode, the response is quite agile and precise for its class. All in all, the base 2022 GLC 300 has a good ride quality which is more comfort-oriented.

Models

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe SUV*

2021 BMW X4 xDrive30i

2021 Audi Q5 Sportback Premium Plus

2021 Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription

MSRP

$51,650

$51,600

$51,000

$ 49, 200

Engine

2.0-liter Inline-4

2.0-liter Inline-4

2.0-liter Inline-4

2.0-liter Inline-4

Drivetrain

All-wheel drive

All-wheel drive

All-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive

Transmission

9-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

7-speed automated manual

8-speed shiftable Automatic

Power

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

261 hp @ 5000 rpm

250 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque

273 ft-lbs. @ 1800 rpm

258 ft-lbs. @ 1450 rpm

273 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm

258 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

6.2

6.1

5.7

6.9

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

14.6

13

15.9

14.1

Top-Speed (MPH)

130

155

130

130

*2021 data used for reference

The GLC 300 Coupe SUV definitely gets the bragging rights over the BMW X4 and Volvo XC60, with more power and torque, but the 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback is faster with a 261 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque turbo inline-4 engine. However, with a 7-speed automatic transmission, all that power and torque on the Audi seems to run out quickly down the line, and that’s where the GLC 300 catches up. Thereby making it quicker with 14.6 seconds in the quarter-mile speed over Audi’s 15.9 seconds. When comparing the top speed, BMW offers the most at 155 mph, whereas the rivals burn out at 130 mph only.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe Fuel Economy

6.0/10

SUV’s in this competition have more or less respectable mileage figures, and we can attest to that after checking the figures given in the table below. The 2022 GLC 300 Coupe will come with the same figures like the present model, thus with a 17.4-gallon fuel tank located under the rear seats, the Coupe SUV has a mileage figure of 22/28/24 MPG in city/highway/combined situations. Not that it is the most efficient figure, but on a full tank, the GLC 300 is good for 487 miles at a single stretch, which is commendable at best.

Models

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe SUV*

2021 BMW X4 xDrive30i

2021 Audi Q5 Sportback Premium Plus

2021 Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription

MPG (City)

22

23

23

22

MPG (Highway)

28

29

28

29

MPG (Combined)

24

25

25

25

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

17.4

17.2

18.5

18.8

Range (city/highway/combined) (miles)

383/487/417

396/499/430

426/518/462

414/545/470

*2021 data used for reference

However, the 2022 GLC 300’s competitors have better miles per gallon figures. Starting with the Volvo XC60 that can hold 18.8 gallons of fuel with mileage figures of 22/29/25 in city/highway/combined situations. This is followed by the 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback, which boasts 23/28/25 mpg in city/highway/combined situations, and it can hold 18.5 gallons of fuel. Even the BMW can do 29 MPG on the highway, but it has a smaller fuel tank that can hold only 17.2 gallons of fuel.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe Interior

8.0/10

The interior of the GLC 300 Coupe SUV is similar to its sedan counterpart. It is luxurious with soft touches, heated seats, a giant infotainment screen, and a spacious enough first row as well. The front row of the GLC 300 Coupe is quite spacious as well, with 57.3-inches of shoulder room space and 40.8-inches of legroom space. The standard seats on the GLC 300 Coupe are well-bolstered with a heated option only. The updated steering wheel is similar to the one found in the C-class sedan, and it can be upgraded to a sporty AMG-styled leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel.

Besides, recent spy shots have also confirmed that instead of the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Mercedes-Benz will equip an 11.9-inch vertically layout infotainment screen. Alongside, a new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster will be a part of the cabin. These crucial upgrades bring the GLC badge on par with other Mercedes-Benz models. All the Coupe SUVs in the competition come with a seating capacity of 5, which is the segment's standard.

Models

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe SUV*

2021 BMW X4 xDrive30i

2021 Audi Q5 Sportback Premium Plus

2021 Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.9 /57.3/40.8

40.3/57.5/40.7

38.0/57.7/40.9

38.0/58.2/41.5

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.3/55.8/37.2

37.5/56.0/35.5

37.5/56.5/38.0

38.0/56.3 /38.0

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

17.6

18.5

24.7

29.7

*2021 data used for reference

The 2022 GLC 300 Coupe SUV falls short of space in comparison with the rivals with just 17.6 cubic feet of cargo space. Compare that to the 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback and BMW X4, where both have a similar sloping roof and they get 24.7 cubic feet and 17.6 cubic feet of cargo space, respectively. The Volvo XC60 has more cargo space due to its conventional SUV rear. To sum up, some of the standout interior features are:

  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX)
  • Multi-Zone climate control
  • 64-color LED ambient lighting
  • Illuminated front door sills
  • Heated front seats with driver-seat memory
  • Sunroof/Moonroof
  • Optional Nappa Leather Upholstery with ventilated seat options
  • Optional Heated rear seats

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The new vertical 11.9-inch touchscreen on the center console supports Mercedes-Benz’s latest MBUX infotainment system. The previous iteration had rotary dial and touchpads with a voice control option as well. The new 2022 GLC 300 is done with those knobs but retains the steering mounted controls, besides both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are supported. In addition, the Coupe SUV comes with an upgraded 13-speaker Burmester sound system. To sum up, some of the standout infotainment features include:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 11.9-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • 13-speaker Burmester Surround sound system
  • Latest Mercedes-Benz User Experience
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe Exterior

7.0/10

The second-generation 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe SUV sits on the updated MRA II platform that debuted with the new C-Class sedan. This makes the current GLC look wider and larger, and the sleek body profile will remind you of the new EQC vehicles. The lights are slimmer than before and are full-LED units. The 2022 GLC 300 continues to sit low compared to its competitors with just 5.9-inch ground clearance. The Coupe SUV weighs 4,028 lbs, making it the lightest option in the competition.

Models

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe SUV*

2021 BMW X4 xDrive30i

2021 Audi Q5 Sportback Premium Plus

2021 Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription

Curb Weight (lbs)

4028

4138

4178

4105

Length (inches)

183.3

187.5

184.6

184.6

Width (inches)

82.5

84.2

84.2

83.3

Height (inches)

64.5

63.8

65.4

65.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.9

8.0

N/A

8.5

Wheelbase (inches)

113.1

112.7

111.0

112.8

*2021 data used for reference

Exterior dimension-wise, the 2022 Mercedes Benz is similarly sized as its core competitors, the Audi Q5 and BMW X4. But unlike the Merc, all four SUVs have higher ground clearance, with the Volvo offering the class-leading number of 8.5 inches. Curb weight-wise, the 2022 GLC 300 is approximately 100 pounds lighter than all three with a longer wheelbase and taller stance. Some of the standout exterior features are:

  • 19-inch five-spoke alloy wheels
  • rear privacy glass
  • LED headlights
  • Optional 20-inch AMG alloy wheels
  • Chrome diamond-block grille
  • An optional chrome diamond-block grille

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe Safety

6.0/10

Since the 2022 GLC 300 Coupe SUV has not been officially released as of yet, both the NHTSA and IIHS have not tested it. However, the 2021 GLC SUV scored Good ratings from IIHS and was also their Top Safety Pick, so hopefully, Mercedes will continue that streak with the 2022 GLC 300 Coupe. Besides that, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe SUV also has an impressive standard safety features list along with driver-assist features like active brake assist, surround-view system, blind spot assist, rear-cross traffic alert, crosswind assist, and PARKTRONIC with active parking assist. Aside from that, it also gets active safety features like:

  • Active steering assist
  • Evasive steering assist
  • Active lane change assist
  • Adaptive high beam assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe Competition

9.0/10

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe SUV vs 2021 BMW X4 xDrive30i

Both the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and BMW X4 get a similar 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, but the Merc produces more power at 255 hp and 273 lb-ft, compared to the Bimmer’s 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. This makes the GLC 300 quicker than the BMW. On the other hand, both might have a similar sloping roof, but the Merc has a more spacious second row compared to the BMW.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe SUV vs 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback Premium Plus

The Audi Q5 Sportback is the quickest of the lot, and this is primarily because of its 261 hp turbo inline-4 engine with 273 lb-ft of torque. This helps the Audi finish the 0-60 mph in blisteringly quick 5.7 seconds. Despite that, it has better mileage figures than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe SUV. On top of that, the Q5 enjoys more cargo space than the Merc, which makes it more practical and versatile. Thus, in this case, the Audi enjoys the benefit of logic over the 2022 GLC 300 Coupe SUV.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe SUV vs 2021 Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription

The Swedes can be quite persuasive, and in this case, the Volvo XC60 can be one too. The XC60 is the most conventional-looking SUV in this line-up, and that gives it an advantage in the form of more cargo space. Its interior also feels luxurious, but it is not that well-specced and modern compared to the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. Its engine might be marginally underpowered than the Mercedes-Benz, but it has quite a comfortable ride. But with several options on offer, the purchase price shoots up really easily and might surpass the 2022 GLC 300’s MSRP price tag as well.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe Final Verdict

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is an attractive-looking vehicle. Despite its heavy curb weight, it drives like a car and gets an impressive list of comfort features, driver-assist, and safety features. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe SUV’s conservative engine might not be to everybody’s taste, and in that case, the AMG variants include the GLC 43, GLC 63, and GLC 63 S models with their V6 and V8 engines become quite the lucrative choices. Otherwise, for a stylish comfortable SUV that can be used for everyday purposes, the 2022 GLC 300 Coupe will more than just suffice.