2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

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$40,700 - $42,700 See Inventory Prices

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Detailed Review

The Mercedes Benz introduced the GLC class was for the first time three years back in 2016. Since it has taken an important travelled a long way and today it has become one of the well-known members of the midsize luxury SUV class.

With its lavish interiors, advanced tech and power packed performance, this Mercedes SUV is one that can easily catch your consciousness. Thus it gives a neck to neck competition to the other luxury filled SUV’s of the class such as the BMW X3, Porsche Macan, Volvo XC60, Jaguar F-Pace, etc.


Speaking about the new 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 delivers, it is available at a price of $40,700 and comes with a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline 4 engine. On the other hand the all-wheel-drive trim i.e., the GLC 300 4matic is just $2,000 more than the base trim.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Features

The 2019 GLC 300 comes in two trims. The base trim which is priced at $40,700 comes with a rear-wheel drive system. The second trim is the Mercedes 4matic trim which replaces rear-wheel drive system with an all-wheel drive system. This trim is priced just a $2,000 more than the base trim.

Apart from the drive system both the trims have the same features. But the features they offer are quite lavish and advanced for the price being paid for them.

Trims

GLC 300

GLC 300 4Matic

MSRP

$40,700

$42,700

Key Features

Power front seats

Available with All Wheel Drive

 

THERMATIC dual-zone automatic climate control

 
 

Heated front seats

 

 

Power-folding side mirrors

 

 

KEYLESS-START

 

 

Illuminated entry system

 

 

Anodized roof rails

 

 

Blind Spot Assist

 

 

Rearview camera

 

 

4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS)

 

 

Central controller and 7-inch color display

 

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Since there are no major differences in the features and the price being paid for both the trims you can opt for the 4Matic trim for a better ride quality. Moreover the Mercedes offers a long list of packages on the 2019 GLC 300, you can also have a look at them ad go for the package you want.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Engine

Moreover this engine comes paired up with a 9 speed automatic transmission and a rear wheel drive system. The rear wheel drive gets replaced by the all-wheel drive system on the 4Matic trim.

Models

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Volvo XC60

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Porsche Macan

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW X3 xDrive 30i

MSRP

$40,700

$39,200

$49,600

$ 49,900

$44,600

$43,000

Engine/Motor

2.0L inline-4 turbo Engine

Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/120

2.0 Liter Turbocharged 4-cylinder

2.0 L Turbo inline-4 engine

2.0 L Turbo inline-4 engine

2.0 L Turbo inline-4 engine

Transmission

9-speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

7 speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

241 @ 5,500

250 @ 5500

247 @ 5500

248 @ 5000

247 @ 5500

248 @ 5200

Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm)

273 @ 1300

258 @ 1500

269 @ 1200

273 @ 1600

269 @ 1200

258 @ 1450

The inline 4 engine of the GLC 300 looks quite less powerful than the other competitors in the class. The Volvo XC60 turns out to be the most powerful in the class. The remaining competitors have almost a similar power but still more the GLC 300.

Acceleration

Despite a less powerful engine, the 2019 GLC 300 is quite a performer. It takes 6.3 seconds to accelerate to a speed of 60 MPH. thanks to its light weight. This acceleration is quite justifiable of an SUV of this range.

Models

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Porsche Macan

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW X3 xDrive 30i

0-60 MPH

6.3 Seconds

6.4 Seconds

6.1 Seconds

6.3 Seconds

6.6 Seconds

6.0 Seconds

Quarter Mile

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

Engine

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

Curb Weight

3891 lbs

4,217 lbs

4105 lbs

4099 lbs

3870 lbs

4167 lbs

With this acceleration, the 2019 GLC 300 is still holding its place amongst the competition. It is quicker than the F- Pace and the Range Rover Velar while running on par with the Macan. However the BMW is the quickest in the class seconded by the XC60.

Ride and Handling

The 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 comes with two separate driving modes i.e., the Normal mode and the Sport mode. In the Normal mode, the steering feels quite responsive and in the Sport mode the response gets even better. It maneuvers with ease even in the steepest of turns while still maintaining its stability.

Moreover, the 9-speed automatic transmission has an identical gear count, thus providing smoother shifts than any other transmission. Overall it is quite composed and well-mannered companion for all sorts of paths.

Braking

The Mercedes Benz GLC comes equipped with 13.4 inch metallic brakes in the front and 12.5 inches metallic disc brakes in the back. Having a light weight and such huge brakes might become one of the advantages of this SUV in emergency situations.

Models

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Porsche Macan

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW X3 xDrive 30i

Brake Front(in)

13.4

12.8

13.6

13.6

TBD

TBD

Brake Rear(in)

12.5

12.8

12.6

13

TBD

TBD

Curb Weight(lbs.)

3891

4217

4105

4099

3870

4167

60-0 MPH (ft.)

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Towing Capacity

Towing is an important aspect where the 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 SUV has a backdrop when considered to other SUVs in the class. It has a towing capacity of 3,500 lbs.

Models

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Porsche Macan

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW xDrive 30i

Towing Capacity(lbs.)

3,500

5291

3,500

4,409

5290

NA

Most of the others have about a 1000 lbs more towing capacity than the Mercedes GLC 300. However it is not alone in the class. The Volvo XC60 also has the same towing capacity as of the GLC 300.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Fuel Economy

The 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 has a decent thirst when it comes to fuel consumption. It gives an average mileage of 23 mpg with an economy of 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highways.

Models

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Porsche Macan

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW xDrive 30i

mpg city

22

21

22

TBD

22

22

mpg Highway

27

27

28

TBD

27

29

mpg combined

24

23

24

TBD

24

25

Emission (Tons/year CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

The BMW X3 is one of the most fuel efficient SUVs in the class with a combined fuel economy of 25 mpg. The rest of them have an economy same as the GLC 300.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Interior

The 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 is as luxurious as the other SUVs in the class. However since the interior seating spec are not yet available, we cannot comment on the roominess yet. All we can expect from the Mercedes is that fur such a wide body, it should be roomy enough to accommodate all the 5 passengers with ease.

Models

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Porsche Macan

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW xDrive 30i

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.

NA

38.1/57.2/40.3

38/58.2/41.5

NA

37.8/NA/NA

41.1/57.9/40.3

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

NA

38/55.6/37.2

38/56.3/38

NA

37.5/NA/NA

NA/56/36.4

Infotainment Features

The infotainment system of the 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 is equipped with quite some advanced features to keep you infotained all along your drive. However you might take some time to adjust but eventually you could cope up with it as keep on using it. The standard infotainment features that are available in this Luxury SUV are:

  • Central controller and 7-inch color display
  • FrontBass system
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • Prewiring for GARMIN MAP PILOT
  • Dual USB audio ports
  • HD Radio receiver
  • Hands-free Bluetooth interface
  • SD card reader

Interior Features

The 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 SUV offers the following interior features:

  • 14-way power driver seat with memory
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 3 years of Mercedes me Connect Services
  • Mercedes me assist Services
  • Remote Start via Mercedes Me Mobile App
  • Heated front seats
  • 40/20/40-split rear seats with power folding
  • Power-folding side mirrors
  • KEYLESS-START
  • Power liftgate
  • Household-type 115V power outlet
  • Illuminated entry system
  • Refined cargo compartment
  • Retractable luggage cover
  • Storage Package
  • HomeLink garage door opener
  • Brake HOLD feature

Cargo

2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 comes with a 17.6 cubic feet cargo cabin of behind 2nd-row space which increases to 56.5 seats when the second row is folded. It looks like quite less cargo space for an SUV of this class. However it can still be sufficient if used optimally.

Models

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Porsche Macan

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW xDrive 30i

Volume (ft. cube) (w/Rear seats in use)

19.6

34.4

NA

NA

33.5

28.7

Volume (ft.cube) (w/Rear seats fold)

56.5

70.1

63.3

NA

NA

62.7

Looks the Land Rover Range Rover Velar provides you with the spacious Cargo Cabin than others in the class. On the other hand the Mercedes gets the least spacious one in the class.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Exterior

The 2019 Mercedes GLC 300, though looks small and has a light weight, it looks quite bulky and beefed up on the sides. Speaking of dimensions this 3,891 lbs heavy SUV has a length of 183.6 inches, a width of 82.5 inches and a height of 64.5 inches.

Models

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Porsche Macan

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW xDrive 30i

Curb Weight(lbs.)

3891

4217

4105

4099

3870

4167

Length(in.)

183.6

188.9

184.6

184.9

186.3

185.9

Width(in.)

82.5

80

73.3

75.7

81.5

74.4

Height(in.)

64.5

65.6

65.3

63.9

65

66.0

Ground Clearance(in.)

NA

NA

NA

7.8

6.3

NA

Wheel Base(in.)

113.1

NA

112.8

NA

113.1

112.8

Track Width(in) F/R

NA

64.6/65.2

NA

NA

64.6/65.1

63.8/64.4

The Mercedes GLC 300 might look quite compact when compared to other in the class. However it looks bulkier than most of the others in the class.

Exterior Features

The 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC flaunts the following features on its body:

  • Seriously sensual design
  • The class standard in cabin style
  • Spaciousness and solidity
  • Anodized roof rails
  • 18-inch 5-spoke wheels
  • Natural Grain Brown Ash wood trim
  • Dark Brown Linden wood trim
  • Light Brown Linden wood trim
  • Burl Walnut wood trim
  • Privacy glass

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Safety

The 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 has many features that are going to keep you safe while driving. Its standard features like the Pre-Safe which tightens the seatbelts and rolls up the windows after sensing of an imminent collision, makes the vehicle safer. Some other safety features that this SUV flaunts are:

  • Active Brake Assist
  • ATTENTION ASSIST
  • Crosswind Assist
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps and tail lamps
  • LED High Performance Lighting System
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Rearview camera
  • PRE-SAFE
  • 7 air bags
  • Adaptive braking technology
  • Antilock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake Assist (BAS)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Trailer Stability Assist
  • Aluminum and high-strength steel body structure
  • Tire Pressure Loss Warning System
  • Antitheft alarm system with remote panic feature
  • Electric parking brake

NHTSA and IIHS have not crash tested Land Rover Range Rover Velar yet and hence their safety ratings are unavailable.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Competition

2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 vs BMW X3

If you're looking for sportiness, go for the BMW X3. Like the GLC, the X3 is also capable of delivering a deliver a smooth, but its engaging handling handling makes it a better option. Also it is better than the GLC in most of the aspects and is also quite an economic option. Still, you can always go for the Mercedes GLC if you want to go for a supple ride and are fond of luxurious interior cabins.

2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 vs Porsche Macan

The Porsche Macan is a year older than the GLC 300 for quite some time. This year with the all new 2nd generation Macan in the competition, the stakes on Mercedes are quite high. Although most of the specs for the all new Macan are not yet available, of those available, looks like the Mercedes GLC runs on par with the Macan this year. It is also quite luxurious and less expensive than the Macan. Still if you want a sportier rid you can go for the Macan

2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 vs Volvo XC60

The XC60 will be completing a decade in the market soon and hence knows the market quite well. Moreover it has just been 3 years for the GLC in the market and it still needs to learn to take a stand in the marker. It lags behind in a majority of aspects when compared to the Volvo XC60. So, although their price range is similar, the consumers would prefer the one that offers the most.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Final Verdict

The 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 is quite a good SUV for a supple ride. It is also filled with many luxury features. However its competitor who are offering more for a less price make it a bit difficult for this young SUV to survive. So looks like it's time for the GLC to buck up.

Also checkout the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV.

Pros

Quiet and Composed ride

Luxurious interiors

Responsive Infotainment System

Cons

Trembles at high speed

Tacky exteriors

Low towing capacity

What's New?

There are no changes in this model when compared to its predecessors


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$40700

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

horsepower

241 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

273 lb.-ft. @ 1300 rpm

transmission

9-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

113.1 in.

length

183.3 in.

width

74.4 in.

height

64.5 in.

curb weight

3891 lbs.

ground clearance

5 in.

capacity

cargo volume

19.4 cu ft.

payload capacity

1466 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/24/27 mpg

highway range

469.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

4 years/50000 miles

roadside assistance

yes



Styles

 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class in designo Cardinal Red Metallic color  2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class in Lunar Blue Metallic color  2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class in Polar White color  2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class in Obsidian Black Metallic color  2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class in Selenite Grey Metallic color
designo Cardinal Red Metallic

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

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC 300

GLC 300

power
241 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
24 combined

$40,700 - $42,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
GLC 300 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $40,700 MSRP (22 mpg/24/27 mpg) 241 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
9-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5 NA
GLC 300 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $42,700 MSRP (22 mpg/24/27 mpg) 241 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5 NA

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