2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

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Ranked #22 in Compact Luxury Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$43,850 - $45,850

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Key Spec of 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
fuel economy

22/24/27

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Excellent infotainment system

Not-so-generous warranty coverage

Complete redesign for 2022

Superb build quality

Cramped cargo space

Hybrid powertrains

Spacious and luxurious cabin

Updated infotainment with Mercedes' MBUX

Based on the updated MRA platform

Bigger and more spacious

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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The GLC-Class has become one of the most popular models in the German automaker’s lineup after it replaced the GLK-Class years ago. Being the oldest model in its segment, the GLC-Class was in dire need of an update, and we can expect Mercedes-Benz to launch the second generation of the GLC-Class this year with a complete redesign. The new model is expected to be similar to the recently launched C-Class sedan and will likely share its platform and engine options. Like the C-Class, the new GLC-Class is expected to get only a four-cylinder engine as standard but is also likely to get a hybrid setup.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Latest Updates

  • Jun' 4, 2022 : The New Mercedes-Benz GLC now comes with a hybrid engine Read More »
  • May' 21, 2022 : 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC Teased, To Debut On June 1 Read More »
  • Mar' 30, 2022 : The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC Prototype Features New Exterior Design With Interior Upgrades Read More »

Over All Rating

3.0

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2.00
4.00
Notable Rankings

#22 in Compact Luxury Suv

#34 in Compact Suv

#49 in Suv


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Trims

GLC 300$43,850 onwards

  • 10.25-inch infotainment
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Dual-Zone climate control
  • Heated power-adjustable front seats

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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC 300

GLC 300 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 9A)

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$45,791
Est. $621/mo
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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC 300

GLC 300 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 9A)

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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC 300

GLC 300 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 9A)

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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC 300

GLC 300 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 9A)

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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC 300

GLC 300 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 9A)

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC 300

300 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 9AM)

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC 300

300 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 9AM)

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC 300

300 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 9AM)

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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC 300

GLC 300 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 9A)

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$46,535
Est. $631/mo
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MSRP $49,535
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Colors and Styles

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class in Brilliant Blue Metallic color
Brilliant Blue Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The GLC-Class is currently the best-selling model in Mercedes-Benz’s lineup, and the new generation should further help boost the sales figures with the more modern cabin on offer. Like the outgoing model, the new GLC-Class will also get a fastback coupe body style. With all the updates, the new model is expected to be priced slightly higher, ranging from $45,000 for the base model to $53,000 for the coupe with the 4MATIC 4-wheel-drive system.


Features

The GLC-Class is expected to be offered with the base GLC 300 with standard RWD and the 4Matic AWD systems. One can also expect the Coupe and the AMG GLC 63 models to follow soon after. Mercedes is expected to offer many of the currently optional features as standard on the 2022 GLC 300 and also add a few more features to bring it up to the modern standards of the rivals.

Trims

GLC 300

MSRP (RWD)

$45,000

MSRP (AWD)

$47,000

Key Features

Blind Spot Warning & Lane Assist

 

Automatic Parking Assist

 

Front And Rear Parking Sensors

 

Leather Heated Steering Wheel

 

Power Heated Front Seats

 

Reclining Rear Seats

 

Head-Up Display

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Since there aren’t different trims expected for the GLC-Class, the only possible choice apart from the options packages is the drivetrain. Since the hybrid setup is expected to return a pretty fuel efficiency, it is best to opt for the 4Matic AWD system and add versatility to the car.

Engine and Performance
3.0/10

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class will retain the 2.0L Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine like the new C-Class sedan, which will be paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Performance is further improved thanks to a 48-volt mild-hybrid system which provides 148 lb-ft of extra torque and 20 hp more power. The regular models will get rear-wheel-drive as standard, and the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system is available as an option.

Similar to the current GLC 300e model, the new GLC AMG lineup will get smaller 4-cylinder engines combined with powerful electric motors for improved performance. A plug-in hybrid model is also expected, similar to the new C-Class, for more efficiency and all-electric driving. When comparing the price range of the SUVs in the competition, the GLC is the most expensive option available.

Models

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (Expected)

2021 Audi Q5

2021 BMW X3

2021 Volvo XC60

Base MSRP

$45,000

$43,300

$43,000

$41,700

Engine

2.0L, Hybrid Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L, Hybrid Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L, Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L, Turbocharged Inline-4

Transmission

9-Speed automatic

7-speed DCT Automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic w/adaptive shift

Horsepower

255+ hp

261 hp @ 5,000 rpm

248 hp @ 5,200 rpm

250 hp @ 5,500 rpm

Torque

295+ lb-ft

273 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1,450 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm

0-60 mph (sec)

5.9

5.5

6.3

6.4

Quarter Mile (sec)

14.5

14.2

14.9

15.5

*2021 Data used for reference

Because of the minimal powertrain updates, the base model of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is just as fast as the outgoing model, with a 0 - 60 MPH time of 5.9 seconds, while the quarter-mile is expected to be around 14.5 seconds. It is still unclear how fast the new AMG models will be owing to their hybrid drivetrains. With no major updates to the powertrain, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class will sit comfortably in the middle in terms of performance, beating out both the BMW X3 and Volvo XC60. The Audi Q5 is still the fastest, thanks to its higher power output and quick-shifting DCT transmission. 

How does the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Handle?

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class will be based on an upgraded version of the MRA platform, which also underpins the new C-Class sedan. The new model is also expected to ditch the air suspension for a more conventional setup to keep the prices down.

With the updated and stiffer chassis, we can expect better handling from the new GLC-Class, but the outgoing model was hardly sporty and engaging to begin with, especially compared to rivals from Porsche and BMW. All models are expected to get a multilink independent suspension setup with adaptive dampers for improved ride quality. As always, the high-performance AMG models will get a sport-tuned suspension setup for better handling.

Fuel Economy
2.0/10

The exact economy figures are yet to be released, but because of the improved drivetrain with mild hybrid technology, we can expect improved economy figures throughout the model range. The current model returns 22 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highways, which is average for its class. The new hybrid system will help extract a couple more MPGs and lower running costs. Combined with a 17.4-gallon fuel tank, the GLC-Class already offers more than 500 miles of highway range and is only set to improve for the 2022 model year.

Model

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (Expected)

2021 Audi Q5

2021 BMW X3

2021 Volvo XC60

MPG (city)

22*

23

25

22

MPG (highway)

29*

28

29

29

MPG (combined)

25*

25

27

25

Fuel tank capacity (gallons)

17.4*

18.5

17.2

18.8

Range (City / Highway / Combined) (miles)

383 / 504 / 435*

425 / 518 / 463

430 / 499 / 464

413 / 545 / 470

*2021 Figures used for reference

In terms of efficiency, the outgoing model was already on par with competitors like the Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60, all of which return 25 MPG combined. The BMW X3 is slightly more efficient in the city and takes the first spot. With the launch of the new model, we can expect better efficiency than its competitors and grab the top spot in the segment.

Interior
3.0/10

Like the new C-Class sedan, the new GLC-Class is expected to receive a completely redesigned interior with better materials and a revised layout. The new 11.9-inch vertical central display will finally make its way into the GLC-Class along with the more advanced 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, both of which are larger and more functional than the current model.

Along with better materials, the new GLC-Class will also get a similar dashboard to the C-Class sedan with chunkier steering and unique AC vents. Almost all the functions are controlled through the central display, minimizing switchgear. The GLC-Class has always been a very comfortable SUV, and the new model further enhances interior space thanks to its larger dimensions. The seats are very comfortable with plenty of headroom and legroom on offer, more so than its sedan counterpart.

Model

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (Expected)

2021 Audi Q5

2021 BMW X3

2021 Volvo XC60

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

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

39.6 / 57.3 / 40.8*

39.6 / 57.7 / 40.9

41.1 / 57.6 / 40.3

38.0 / 58.2 / 41.5

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

39.6 / 56.5 / 37.3*

39.3 / 56.5 / 38.0

39.1 / 56.0 / 36.4

38.0 / 56.3 / 38.0

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

24.3

25.9

28.7

17.8

*2021 Model used for reference

Although all 4 SUVs offer similar interior space, the BMW X3 stands out with a lot more headroom at the front. We can expect the new GLC-Class to offer more interior space, which may turn the tides. But for now, it comfortably sits in second place. With a capacious trunk space of 28.7 cubic feet, the BMW X3 takes first place, while both the Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class offer around 25 cubic feet of capacity. In comparison, the Volvo XC60 falls short with just 17.8 cubic feet of storage. Some notable interior features include:

  • New 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster
  • Comfortable seats with leather upholstery
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Heated seats at the front and rear
  • Head-up display

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class: Infotainment and Connectivity

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class will feature the capable new MBUX user interface controlled through a huge 11.9-inch vertical display on the center stack. It works along with the digital instrument cluster and provides a lot of features. The system can be controlled using voice, touch, or through the updated steering wheel which features a lot more controls.

Features like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and more are available as standard. The system also includes the new augmented reality navigation system along with complete voice control with the Alexa style “Hey Mercedes” system. The second-generation MBUX is much improved over the outgoing model and is slicker to use with updated graphics and menus and faster response times. Some notable infotainment features include:

  • Second generation MBUX infotainment system
  • 11.9-inch vertical touchscreen display
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Updated navigation system with augmented reality
  • ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice control system
  • Satellite radio, Bluetooth, and USB
Exterior
4.0/10

Although the silhouette remains the same, the new model gets a complete redesign with new front and rear fascias. The standard LED headlights and taillights are expected to get an edgier and sporty design with a larger grille at the front, similar to the new C-Class sedan. As usual, the AMG models will get a lot of unique design elements to set them apart from the regular models.

The fastback coupe body style will still be available along with the regular model for a higher price. Overall, the new GLC-Class will get a sportier design like other new Mercedes models with limited chrome usage. The revised architecture will also make the new GLC-Class slightly bigger than the outgoing model.

Model

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (Expected)

2021 Audi Q5

2021 BMW X3

2021 Volvo XC60

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3889*

4079

3931

4008

Length (in.)

183.3*

184.3

185.9

184.6

Width (in.)

74.4

74.5

74.4

74.9

Height (in.)

64.7*

65.5

66

65.3

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.9

8.2

7.2

8.5

Wheelbase (in.)

113.1*

111

112.8

112.8

Track Width (in.) F/R

63.9 / 63.7*

63.6 / 63.3

63.8 / 64.4

65.1 / 65.2

*2021 Figures used for reference

In terms of dimensions, there is little to choose between all four SUVs. However, there is a noticeable difference in terms of ground clearance, where the Volvo XC60 offers 8.5-inches, making it a lot more capable than its rivals in less ideal situations. With the newly redesigned model, the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class will be just as big as its rivals, which translates to more interior space. Major exterior highlights include:

  • Projector Beam LED Headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Power Liftgate
  • Rain Detecting Wipers w/Heated Jets
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • 19-inch Wheels
Safety
2.0/10

With the 2022 GLC-Class yet to be launched, we can only consider the safety standards of the 2021 model year GLC, and it’s expected to be only upwards and beyond for this compact luxury SUV. The 2021 GLC-Class scored a perfect overall rating of 5-stars from the NHTSA and also bagged the “Top Safety Pick” accolade from the IIHS. With the newer generation featuring a lot more standard and optional safety features, one can expect it to at least match this performance. Few salient safety features include:

  • PARKTRONIC w/Active Parking Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Active Brake Assist w/Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Lane Keep Assist
Final Verdict

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class will be a huge update in terms of comfort and features compared to the outgoing model. The new hybrid powertrain is expected to offer a lot of performance without compromising efficiency. The updated infotainment system features advanced features like augmented reality navigation and a capable voice control system. With the new updates, the GLC-Class will be able to retain its position as the best-selling Mercedes-Benz model in the market. The new model should definitely be considered if you’re looking for a luxury crossover.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$45850

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

121 cu in

horse power

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

torque

273 lb.-ft. @ 1800 rpm

transmission

9-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

183.3 in

wheelbase

113.1 in

width

74.4 in

curb weight

350 lbs

Height

64.7 in

Ground Clearance

5.9 lbs

capacity
cargo volume

56.5 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

21/24/28 mpg


Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$50,777
5 Year Cost To Own
$70,466
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $70,466
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$7,320$4,664$3,853$4,306$3,725$23,868
Insurance$1,475$1,560$1,641$1,687$1,743$8,106
Fuel$2,120$2,141$2,199$2,308$2,390$11,158
Maintenance$378$1,417$1,353$3,318$3,013$9,479
Repairs$-29$4$-8$1,273$1,996$3,236
Financing Interest$3,148$2,535$1,906$1,226$448$9,263
Taxes and Fees$4,207$308$343$278$220$5,356
Total Cost-To-Own$18,619$12,629$11,287$14,396$13,535$70,466
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