2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe SUV

#7
in Compact SUVs
2017 MODEL

$45,950 - $59,650

8.0

Overall Rating

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Overview

A sport utility vehicle styled to resemble a two-entryway roadster was previously a peculiarity however now is apparently certainty with each new German hybrid SUV presentation. This year welcomes another part to its positions with the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe.The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe takes the GLC hybrid and shaves down the rooftop to give it a fastback coupe look, despite the fact that regardless it has four entryways. It's a mold thing. All things considered, it's as yet a Mercedes-Benz, with the goal that dependably implies high caliber, great driving behavior and the sort of cachet that lone comes when there's a 3-pointed star on the nose.Everybody's tastes will vary, yet it may be contended that Mercedes-Benz has made the "reduced hybrid 4-entryway car" thought into something substantially less demanding on the eye than its adversary from Munich. Furthermore, let's be realistic - styling is a major motivation behind why vehicles like this exist.

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Pros

Comfortable, elegant interior

Quiet, refined ride

Abundance of standard and optional safety features

Best safety features

Cons

Latest driver assists not available as standard

Infotainment system is not upgraded

What's New?

A modest rearranging of the standard and optional equipment lists rounds out the changes.

High-performance AMG GLC43 trim available


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$45950

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

121 cu. in.

horsepower

241 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

273 lb.-ft. @ 1300 rpm

transmission

9-speed automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

12.6 in. ventilated disc brakes/13.5 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

113.1 in.

length

186.3 in.

width

74.4 in.

height

63.1 in.

curb weight

4001 lbs.

ground clearance

5.9 in.

capacity

cargo volume

18 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6 sec.

standing ¼-mile

14.7 sec.

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

roadside assistance

yes



Styles

 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe SUV in Lunar Blue Metallic color  2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe SUV in Iridium Silver Metallic color  2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe SUV in Polar White color  2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe SUV in Black color
Lunar Blue Metallic

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Ratings

Features

8.5

Engine

7.8

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

7.8

Exterior

7.8

Safety

8.9

Driving

8.5

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe SUV GLC 300

GLC 300

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$45,950

Configurations
GLC 300 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 9A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (22/24/27)
HP: 241 -hp @ 5500-rpm Torque: 273 ft-lbs. @ 1300 rpm

 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe SUV AMG GLC 43

AMG GLC 43

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$59,650

Configurations
AMG GLC 43 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 9A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (18/20/24)
HP: 362 -hp @ 5500-rpm Torque: 384 ft-lbs. @ 2000 rpm

Expert Review


carhp editor October 29, 2018

8.0

Overall Rating


8.5/10
Features

 

7.8/10
Engine

 

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.8/10
Interior

 

7.8/10
Exterior

 

8.9/10
Safety

 
 
 

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe SUV may have an above-class-average cost of $45,950, however, it has an extensive rundown of standard features, particularly safety features, to oblige it. On the other hand, it takes the GLC hybrid and shaves down the rooftop to give it a fastback coupe look, despite the fact that regardless it has four entryways. It's a mold thing. All things considered, it's as yet a Mercedes-Benz, with the goal that dependably implies high caliber, great driving behavior and the sort of cachet that lone comes when there's a 3-pointed star on the nose.

Features

8.5/10

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe is a compact extravagance hybrid SUV that seats five and is presently offered in one trim level, the GLC300 4Matic Coupe. A higher-execution AMG GLC 43 Coupe is relied upon to make a big appearance later in the model year. Respectable measures of standard features are incorporated, and numerous more are offered as alternatives. The cost of this SUV starts at $45950, which is the most elevated among its rivals.

Trim GLC 300 4MATIC
MSRP $45,950
Key Features ECO Start/Stop system
LED Daytime Running Lamps
LED taillamps
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Rain-sensing windshield wipers
7" high-resolution color central screen
Console-mounted rotary central controller
Bluetooth audio streaming
Hands-free Bluetooth interface
Dual USB ports In-dash CD player and SD card reader
HD Radio receiver
Prewiring for Garmin MAP PILOT

 

Engine

7.8/10

"The four-cylinder engine packs plenty of power, yielding confident acceleration and authoritative passing power."- Edmunds

When it comes to engine and performance, 2017 Mercedes Benz GLC-Class Coupe SUV with its 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder engine proves to be outstanding. Producing a horsepower of 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, this is the class leader and none of its other competitors level it. Moreover, it is the only SUV in the segment to offer 9-speed automatic transmission, thus giving a sportier experience.

Models Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4MATIC BMW X4 xDrive 28i Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription Audi Q5 Premium
MSRP $45,950 $45,550 $40,950 $40,900
Engine 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder 2.0L TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder 2.0L TFSI Inline 4-Cylinder
Transmission 9-speed automatic 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Horsepower 241 hp 240 hp 240 hp 220 hp
Torque 273 lb-ft 258 lb-ft 258 lb-ft 258 lb-ft

Although the BMW X4 and the Volvo XC60 T5 have a power on par with the GLC 300. The Audi Q5 stands as the least powered car amongst its competitors.

Acceleration

Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4MATIC is ought to be a sports performance car; as detailed by the company. But it is not that kind of stuff when compared with other SUVs. It even fails to build momentum quickly after the start and as a result, takes 6.4 seconds to reach 60 mph from zero and a long time of 15.3 seconds to reach a quarter mile.

Models Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4MATIC BMW X4 xDrive 28i Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription Audi Q5 Premium
0-60 MPH 6.4 sec 6.0 sec 7.3 sec 5.9 sec
Quarter mile 15.3 sec 13.6 sec 15.5 sec 13.5 sec
Engine 2.0L 2.0L 2.0L 2.0L
Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year) 7.3 7.6 6.8 8.0

This performance disappoints a bit because it produces more power and torque than any other of its competitors. Audi Q5 Premium is the quickest car in the competition taking 5.9 seconds to accelerate up to 60 mph from zero followed by the BMW X4 and then comes the Mercedes GLC 300. The Volvo stands last in the competition.

Handling and Steering

From behind the steering, it's not hard to feel a major measurement of the C-Class in the GLC300's ride and taking care of attributes. Acceleration is solid and enduring, if not quick, and the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine has a lot of saving for passing and climbing. On the highway, Mercedes-Benz's 2017 GLC wins adulate for its smooth ride and simplicity of moving, however, there stays some breeze rocking around the side mirrors.

Generally speaking, the GLC is a joy to drive on account of aggressive execution numbers and a drawing in feel. Considering its size, the GLC is anything but difficult to control and taking care of is great. Indeed, even with the moderately little 2.0-liter engine, it feels snappy, and the nine-speed programmed transmission moves easily.

Braking

Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4MATIC is quite a heavy car (weighing 4045 lbs.) and is equipped with equally compatible and large braking pads. The front brake pads measure 13.5 inches while the rear ones measure 12.6 inches. Braking feels light and when your foot is on the brake, it seems that you have the full control of the car and that is what is actually true even.

Model Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4MATIC BMW X4 xDrive 28i Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription Audi Q5 Premium
Brake Front (in.) 13.5 12.9 12.9 12.6
Brake Rear (in.) 12.6 13.0 11.9 11.8
Curb Weight (lbs.) 4045 4130 3959 4200
60-0 MPH (ft.) 110 123 130 117

This SUV has the best braking performance in the segment and takes only 110 ft. to come to rest from a speed of 60 mph, which is exceptionally well-taking note of its weight. On the other hand, Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription being the lightest among its competitors (3959 lbs.) covers the longest distance of 130 ft. to come to halt from the same speed.

Fuel Economy

7.0/10

Fuel economy of this sedan is above average but less than its rivals. The efficiency stats are almost better than other competitors and despite its sportier performance; it manages to sip as less fuel as its opponents.

Model Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4MATIC BMW X4 xDrive 28i Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription Audi Q5 Premium
MPG (city) 22 20 23 20
MPG (highway) 27 27 31 27
MPG (combined) 24 23 26 22

Fuel economy of 22 MPG (city), 27 MPG (highway) and 24 MPG (combined) is surely a good number to show by an SUV like this. Yet, there are performers like Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription that sip the least fuel and are more fuel efficient especially on highway rides.

Interior

7.8/10

Interior

"Sharing much of its design with the C-Calss, the GLC’s interior employs top-notch materials and has pleasing and expensive-looking details throughout."- Car and Driver

The cockpit of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC underscores straightforward polish, with few buttons jumbling the space. High-gtade materials, for example, linden wood or available black ash and leather, add to the GLC's upscale interest. Inside space is normal for this class, however agreeable seats, helpful tech, and some easy to understand load additional items add to the GLC's allure.

Overall, the Mercedes GLC Coupe's inside quality is astounding. Switchgear and materials, for example, the MB-Tex manufactured leather, are impeccable. There are constrained headroom in the rear because of the slanted rooftop, however legroom is satisfactory.

Seating and Comfort

This is one of the calmest and most agreeable vehicles in the class. The front seats give great sidelong help and brilliant excursion comfort, while the GLC's suspension keeps things smooth en route. The discretionary versatile suspension will probably improve things even.

In spite of having a compact SUV impression, the GLC's interior is amazingly extensive and agreeable. The front seats are ideally molded and cushioned for a considerable length of time of visiting, and the rear seats effortlessly suit 6-foot-tall travelers.

Model Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4MATIC BMW X4 xDrive 28i Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription Audi Q5 Premium
Passenger capacity 5 5 5 5
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 37.1/-/- 40.0/57.2/40.4 38/56.2/41.2 39.4/57.7/41.0
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 37.6/55.8/37.3 37.4/56.0/34.8 38.1/55.2/38.1 39.0/56.4/37.4

Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4MATIC is smaller than its competitors but still does not lag in comfort. It is a big SUV rather. Front/ rear headroom is lesser than its rivals but still it is spacious enough to seat tall passengers. Legroom is appreciable as it does not let passengers feel discomfort even in long rides.

Interior Features:

Interior Features:

  • A power driver seat
  • Synthetic leather upholstery
  • Driver-seat memory settings
  • 40/20/40-split power-folding rear seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Drive-mode settings 
  • A power driver seat
  • Synthetic leather upholstery
  • Driver-seat memory settings
  • 40/20/40-split power-folding rear seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Drive-mode settings

Infotainment

The 2017 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 includes comes with the standard  Mercedes' COMAND infotainment system. The Mercedes' COMAND interface which includes a 7-inch infotainment display, Touchpad, Knob controller,etc. Apart from this it consists of the following infotainment features:

  • 7-inch infotainment display
  • Touchpad
  • Knob controller
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Mbrace Connect (includes smartphone app integration)
  • An eight-speaker sound system
  • Two USB ports
  • An iPod interface
  • Bluetooth phone and audio streaming 
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Mbrace Connect (includes smartphone app integration)
  • An eight-speaker sound system
  • Two USB ports
  • An iPod interface
  • Bluetooth phone and audio streaming

Cargo

Contrasted with rival extravagance smaller SUVs, the GLC has just better than expected aggregate load space with the seats collapsed and somewhat beneath normal payload live with the rear seats up. Test pilots adulate easy to use contacts like the lockable stockpiling cubby and say the GLC's outline makes it simple to stack apparatus and gear.

Model Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4MATIC BMW X4 xDrive 28i Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription Audi Q5 Premium
Cargo Volume rear seat up (ft.3) 18.0 17.7 30.8 29.1
Cargo Volume rear seat folded (ft.3) 56.5 49.4 67.4 57.3

Behind the rear seat, there is 18.0 cubic feet of payload space in the 2017 GLC 300 4MATIC. This grows to 56.5 cubic feet with the rear seats collapsed. The rear seats come standard with a 40/20/40 split, giving you numerous load traveler arrangements. Extra stockpiling is accessible under the freight floor including a lockable compartment with sections that keep the floor raised while you are stacking your things in it. A power liftgate is standard, and Mercedes offers a discretionary flexible air suspension that brings down the height of the GLC for less demanding stacking. A hands-free liftgate is additionally accessible. Still, Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription turns out to be the roomiest SUV of the section by offering 30.8/67.4 cubic feet of room when the rear seat is uncollapsed/collapsed.

Exterior

7.8/10

"Rather than looking ponderous or unwieldy, it looks substantial and solid, although the smooth curves and soft lines are a little less distinctive than Mercedes’ previous crisp-edge styling language."- KBB

Dimensions and weight

Mercedes' GLC-Class for 2017 is bigger than it looks, however positively. As opposed to looking cumbersome or awkward, it looks generous and strong, despite the fact that the smooth bends and delicate lines are somewhat less particular than Mercedes' past fresh edge styling dialect.

Model Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4MATIC BMW X4 xDrive 28i Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription Audi Q5 Premium
Curb weight (lbs.) 4045 4130 3959 4200
Length(in) 186.3 184.5 182.8 182.6
Width(in) 74.4 74.1 74.4 74.7
Height(in) 63.1 63.9 67.4 65.2
Ground clearance (in) 5.9 8.0 9.1 7.9
Wheelbase (in) 113.1 110.6 109.2 110.5
Track width (in) F/R 63.9/63.7 62.8/63.4 64.3/62.4 63.7/63.5

Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4MATIC is certainly the longest car in the segment and one of the widest too. But its short height makes it difficult for tall passengers to ride. This SUV is 63.1 inches tall whereas its opponent, the Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription is 67.4 inches high. Also, it has the least ground clearance (just 5.9 inches) and again Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription has an edge over its rival by offering a ground clearance of 9.1 inches.

Exterior Features

The 2017 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 flaunts the following exterior features:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Power liftgate
  • Power-folding mirrors
  • A sunroof
  • Automatic wipers
  • Rearview camera 
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Power liftgate
  • Power-folding mirrors
  • A sunroof
  • Automatic wipers
  • Rearview camera

Safety

8.9/10

Safety Features and Rating

The array of standard safety equipment is impressive, including:

COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS
ATTENTION ASSIST
PRE-SAFE
Adaptive braking technology: Predictive Brake Priming, Automatic Brake Drying, Hill-Start Assist, brake HOLD feature
Emergency-sensing Brake Assist (BAS)
Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Rearview camera
Antitheft alarm system with remote panic feature

It also includes:

  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Trailer-sway control
  • Driver-drowsiness monitoring
  • Side airbags and side-curtain airbags
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Trailer-sway control
  • Driver-drowsiness monitoring
  • Side airbags and side-curtain airbags

NHTSA and IIHS have not yet rated this SUV.

Competition

BMW X4 xDrive 28i

BMW X4 xDrive 28i is quite cheaper than its rival but even with same displacement engine (2.0L), it fails to produce as much torque as Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4MATIC. Although BMW X4 xDrive 28i is one of the quickest cars in the segment, it has higher emissions (7.6 tons/yr of CO2 @ 15K mi/year) than GLC 300 4MATIC (7.3 tons/yr of CO2 @ 15K mi/year).

BMW X4 xDrive 28i is the poorest but second performer at braking, whereas Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4MATIC is exceptionally well at it and shows best-in-class stats. GLC 300 4MATIC is more fuel efficient than its rival despite its sportier performance. Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4MATIC is longer and wider than BMW X4 xDrive 28i, but the latter is bigger in height and has more ground clearance than the former. Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4MATIC is more spacious on inside but lags in headroom, which is although alright but still the least in class. Thus, between these two cars, Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4MATIC is the better pick.

Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription

Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription is cheaper than GLC 300 4MATIC but lags far behind it in producing torque and horsepower. Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription gets itself tagged as the slowest SUV in competition (taking 7.3 seconds to go from 0-60mph) whereas its rival takes 6.4 seconds. Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription has the poorest brake performance unlike its opponent which is class leader in this segment.

Volvo XC60 has best-in-class fuel economy and also, it is the biggest car in terms of exterior dimensions. Whereas, Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC lags in both these, and has the tightest head-room in the segment. Cargo space offered in Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription is much bigger than its counterpart and hence, if you want a decent SUV with a lot of space Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription shall be your pick, otherwise for a sportier ride, go for Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4MATIC.

Audi Q5 Premium

Here comes the biggest competitor of Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4MATIC, the Audi Q5 Premium which is the cheapest SUV of the segment and despite having same engine displacement as its competitor, lags drastically in torque and power production. Yet it is the quickest car in competition and has excellent pickup unlike its rival.

Braking is average but still cannot match Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4MATIC which has the most efficient brakes among all its rivals. Fuel economy of Audi Q5 Premium is quite satisfactory but way less than Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4MATIC. Although Audi Q5 Premium is a bit smaller than its rival in exterior dimensions yet it is one of the most spacious cars when compared in terms of interiors. Audi Q5 Premium carries more cargo space as well.

Final Verdict

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe SUV may have an above-class-average cost of $45,950, however it has an extensive rundown of standard features, particularly safety features, to oblige it.

You'll likewise get an extravagant inside that is truly outstanding in the class. The turbocharged engine has enough yield for most driving circumstances and is pleasantly combined with a nine-speed transmission that gives smooth movements. Include these all together and you have a total bundle that is difficult to beat.

In the exceedingly focused smaller extravagance SUV fragment, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is certainly justified regardless of your thought. It consolidates a viable size, solid execution and an extravagant lodge with a not insignificant rundown of discretionary comforts.










 

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