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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

Original MSRP Range
$40,050--$46,600
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
MPG
21--22 MPG City / 27--28 MPG Hwy
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

What We Like

Premium presence; fuel-efficient 4-cylinder powertrain; engaging AMG versions

What We Don't

Comes at a premium price; following a trend rather than setting one

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.7/ 5

Consumer Rating

3.9/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300?

The range doubles in size to accommodate two new and more powerful AMG variants, the GLC 63 and GLC 63 S. The company's heated windscreen wiper system becomes standard throughout. The previously optional Storage package (seatback pockets, storage nets, rear seat release switches in the cargo area) is now standard. A removable ski/snowboard bag is available. AMG models are eligible for a performance exhaust system. And there's been a reshuffling of equipment. See the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class models for sale near you

Which GLC 300 is the Best?

For general running around town and the occasional long trip, there's absolutely nothing wrong with the GLC 300, but select the main driver assistance options. The AMG GLC 63 versions should be fabulous and fast. The AMG GLC 43 model, however, has a perfect amount of punch and presence.

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How Much Does a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Cost?

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe is a 5-seater that comes in GLC 300 4Matic form, the sportier Mercedes-AMG GLC 43, or even hotter AMG GLC 63 and GLC 63 S versions.

The GLC 300 4Matic Coupe ($47,595) has 18-inch alloy wheels, power sunroof, full LED exterior lighting, 14-way power-adjustable driver's seat with memory settings, heated/rain-sensing wipers, power-folding side mirrors, power-folding rear seats, powered tailgate, roof rails, 7-in display screen for the COMAND infotainment system, forward-collision warning with automatic braking, dual-zone automatic climate control, synthetic leather upholstery, drive mode settings, rear seat release switches, rearview camera, 8-speaker audio system, two USB ports, iPod interface and Bluetooth phone and audio streaming.

The optional Premium 1 package features blind spot monitoring, keyless entry/ignition, satellite radio and a 115-volt outlet. A Multimedia package adds an 8.4-in infotainment screen, touchpad controller, voice-controlled navigation and five years of Sirius XM traffic and weather updates.

The AMG Line package means 20-in alloy wheels, sporty cosmetic touches and stronger brakes. A Night package adds black 20-in wheels and exterior accents. The Advanced Lighting Package has active LED headlamps, automatic high beams, multi-colored ambient LED cabin lighting and illuminated front door sills. An Active Parking Assist package brings a 360-degree camera system, automated parking, hands-free tailgate operation and parking sensors at both ends.

A Premium Driver Assistance package includes adaptive cruise control, emergency braking with cross-traffic alerts, pedestrian detection, active lane-keeping and some features in the Premium 1 package.

Other options include an air suspension, leather upholstery, heated/ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, power-adjustable front passenger seat, Burmester 14-speaker audio system upgrade (as found in the S-Class), 20-in alloy wheels, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, Wi-Fi, cabin air fragrance/ionization system, panoramic sunroof, head-up display, heated steering wheel and an illuminated grille badge.

The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe ($61,395) comes with an adaptive air suspension, 20-in AMG-designed alloy wheels, various cosmetic touches inside and out, heated/14-way power-adjustable front seats with memory settings for both sides, plus the contents of the Premium 1 package.

The AMG GLC 63/GLC 63 S Coupe ($TBA) has its own design of grille, plus a sport exhaust system and rear limited-slip differentials (a mechanical unit in the GLC 63, an electronic version in the GLC 63 S).

Maximum cargo space is 49.4 cu ft., less than the Volkswagen Golf (52.7 cu ft.). Even if we assume most buyers don't care too much about this aspect, they might still find the high lip (just above the rear bumper) an inconvenience.

GLC 300 Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
GLC-Class GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe$46,600 / $43,3384 Cylinder Turbo24122 / 279-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
GLC-Class GLC 300 4MATIC SUV$42,050 / $39,1074 Cylinder Turbo24121 / 289-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
GLC-Class GLC 300 SUV$40,050 / $37,2474 Cylinder Turbo24122 / 289-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Safety

Is the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 a Safe Car?

The array of standard safety equipment is impressive, including anti-lock brakes, forward-collision warning with automatic braking, Crosswind Assist, trailer sway control, driver drowsiness monitoring, side airbags and side curtain airbags. Options include adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assistance and a feature called forward cross-traffic prevention with automatic braking.

The GLC Coupe was not yet been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). But the IIHS made the GLC SUV a Top Safety Pick Plus because it took the top score of Good in all the major categories.

5 Year Cost to Own

$54,384 ($0.73 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion4 Years/50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/50,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Body Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • designo Black Nappa Leather Pkg
  • AMG Line
  • Leather Seating Pkg
  • designo Platinum White Pearl/Black Nappa Leather Pkg
  • Premium Driver Assistance Pkg
  • Premium Pkg
  • Multimedia Pkg
  • Smartphone Integration Pkg
  • Advanced Parking Assist Pkg
  • Storage Pkg
  • Advanced Lighting Pkg
  • Night Pkg

Competition

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs the competition

2018 BMW X4 -- The GLC Coupe's closest competitor, with similar pricing and a similar high-end image.

2019 BMW X4 M40i xDrive M Performance -- There isn't an X4 M, but this upcoming variant comes close to the AMG C 43 with a sport suspension and brakes, plus 355 hp.

2018 Jaguar F-Pace -- Sleek, handsome, dynamic in its own ways, and spacious. The cabin's quality lets the side down somewhat, especially when compared with the Mercedes-Benz, but that may not be a deal-breaker.

2018 Lexus NX -- Aimed at those who prefer luxury over performance, the NX offers a lackluster 4-cylinder model and a fuel-efficient hybrid. But it also enjoys renowned Lexus build quality as well as head-turning styling.

Used Porsche Macan GTS -- Not a crossover coupe as such, but with a compelling design all the same. And one of the best driving experiences this side of a sports car.

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