2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 21 mpg City, 28 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.0 L Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, 241 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: All Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The new GLC-Class Mercedes builds upon the success of the previous GLK, with softer lines and a better overall road presence. It is an excellent around-town option and easy to maneuver in tight spaces, but it is also quite capable when conditions demand extra performance from a GLC equipped with 4MATIC. It goes head to head with models like BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60. The GLC is priced competitively -- beneath the Q5, equally to the X3, and slightly more than the XC60 -- yet it outshines the X3 in its interior amenities, and its typical Mercedes build quality truly sets it apart.

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What's New For 2017

In addition to a slight changes to the features and amenities offered on the GLC for 2017, Mercedes have added a high performance model to the lineup. Dubbed the AMG GLC43, the new trim level is powered by a twin turbocharged V6 capable of sling-shotting the compact crossover vehicle to 60 mph in under 5 seconds.


  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Crosswind Assist Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • mbrace Emergency Sos
    • Collision Prevention Assist Plus Forward Collision
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver Knee Airbag
    • BabySmart Childseat Sensor and Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • Turn-By-Turn Navigation Directions
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • Window Grid Antenna
    • Streaming Audio
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • 6 Speakers
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System and Weatherband
    • Radio: Audio 20 w/Single CD/DVD -inc: 7" color display and media interface
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 18" 5-Spoke Alloy
    • Tires: 18" All-Season Run-Flat
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Chrome Bumper Insert
    • Rocker Panel Extensions and Black Wheel Well Trim
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming, Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
    • Deep Tinted Glass
    • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
    • Chrome Grille
    • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Roof Rack Rails Only
    • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Lights Preference Setting Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Rear Fog Lamps
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • Interior Features
    • Front Bucket Seats -inc: power adjustable driver seat w/memory, 4-way lumbar support for driver seat and electrically adjustable passenger seat
    • 2-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Cushion Extension
    • 10-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Cushion Extension
    • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
    • MB-Tex Upholstery
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
    • Locking Cargo Area Concealed Storage
    • Cargo Net
    • Roll-Up Cargo Cover
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • Memory Settings -inc: Door Mirrors and Steering Wheel
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Windows
    • Tracker System
    • Smart Device Integration
    • Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Redundant Digital Speedometer
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
    • Power (driver Only) Anti-Whiplash w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Interior Trim -inc: Chrome/Aluminum Interior Accents
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Residual Heat Recirculation and Console Ducts
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • Cruise Control
    • Homelink Garage Door Transmitter
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
    • Valet Function
    • Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
    • Ashtray
    • Front Cigar Lighter(s)
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Front Cupholder
    • Leather Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
    • mbrace Connect Selective Service Internet Access
    • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • 40-20-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder
    • Transmission: 9G-TRONIC Automatic -inc: DYNAMIC SELECT
    • 3.27 Axle Ratio
    • GVWR: 5,291 lbs
    • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and TouchShift Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Full-Time 4MATIC All-Wheel Drive
    • 60-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery
    • 150 Amp Alternator
    • Towing w/Trailer Sway Control
    • 1466# Maximum Payload
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Automatic Ride Control Suspension
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 17.4 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Permanent Locking Hubs
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.5
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.6
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 61.3
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 36.6
    • Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 43.3
    • Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 31.8
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 56.5
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 19.4
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 19.4
  • Electrical Features
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 150
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 2.0 L/121
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 241 @ 5500
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 273 @ 1300
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 113.1
    • Length, Overall (in) - 183.3
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 74.4
    • Height, Overall (in) - 64.5
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 63.9
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 63.7
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.9
    • Liftover Height (in) - 28.5
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 17.4
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Front Head Room (in) - 37.8
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 40.8
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57.3
    • Second Head Room (in) - 38.5
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 37.3
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 56.5
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 24
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 21
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 28
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 38.7
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Mercedes-Benz GLC
    • Body Style - 4MATIC
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P235/60HR18
    • Front Tire Size - 235/55R19
    • Front Tire Size - 255/45R20
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/60HR18
    • Rear Tire Size - 235/55R19
    • Rear Tire Size - 255/45R20
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3500
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 350
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3500
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 350
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - 3500
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - All Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 9
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 5.50
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.33
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.31
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.66
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.21
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 4.93
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.27
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.86
    • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.72
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.4
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4145
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 8.5
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 8.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 8
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum

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  • Brilliant Blue Metallic Dakota Brown Metallic Lunar Blue Metallic Selenite Grey Metallic
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Dakota Brown Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic

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One year ago, the rounded-edge Mercedes-Benz GLC midsize crossover SUV supplanted the previous, boxy GLK. For the 2017 model year, a Mercedes-AMG GLC43 model with twin-turbo V6 power, promising more intense performance, joined the four-cylinder GLC300.

Also for 2017, Mercedes-Benz offers new saddle brown leather upholstery. Blue is a new body color choice, the GLC Coupe gains LED headlights, and Premium option packages have been revised. Otherwise, little has changed. Plans for a diesel-engine model are on hold.

Serving as a complement to the C-Class sedan, the GLC has an eye-catching front end, resembling the larger GLE model.

Two body styles are offered: a conventional crossover wagon, and what Mercedes-Benz calls a four-door coupe, due to its dramatic roofline slope. Though stylishly distinctive, the Coupe version loses some cargo space for taller items.

Offered with rear-drive or 4MATIC all-wheel drive, the GLC300 holds a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Rated at 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, the latter available at a mere 1300 rpm, the four-cylinder mates with a 9-speed automatic transmission.

Ready to deliver an extra helping of power, the Mercedes-AMG GLC43 unleashes a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that produces 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque.

With its steering and suspension developed by Mercedes-Benz’s AMG performance division, the GLC43 rides firmly, but is compliant for everyday driving. Fitted with paddle shifters, the 9-speed automatic transmission includes a sport mode. Each GLC43, SUV or Coupe, comes with all-wheel drive. Cosmetic detail work gives the GLC43 a bit stronger presence than its GLC300 mate. An air suspension with Dynamic Select settings, standard on the GLC43, enhances comfort, as well as stiffening body control.

Plenty of active-safety features are available, but most cost extra, offered in an expensive option package. Attention Assist (drowsiness detection) is standard. So are a rearview camera and low-speed Collision Prevention Assist Plus. The Premium 3 package includes adaptive cruise control with steering assist, full-speed automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot assist, and Pre-Safe Plus to detect imminent rear-end collision.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not crash-tested the GLC. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given it Good ratings in side-impact and moderate front-overlap testing.

Mercedes-Benz intends to launch a GLC63 SUV and Coupe for the 2018 model year.


GLC300 ($39,150) comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, glossy wood trim, cloth upholstery, a 7.0-inch infotainment screen, rearview camera, power driver’s seat with memory, power liftgate, Pre-Safe, and Collision Prevention Assist Plus. All-wheel drive adds $2,000. (Prices are MSRP and do not include $925 destination charge.)

GLC300 Coupe ($45,950) includes 4MATIC all-wheel drive. Standard equipment essentially mirrors the SUV-bodied GLC300, adding a sunroof and LED headlights.

AMG GLC43 ($54,900) gets the V6 engine and AMG sport suspension, MB-Tex synthetic suede/leatherette upholstery, blind-spot assist, and 20-inch alloy wheels.

AMG GLC43 Coupe ($59,650) features black exterior and aluminum interior trim.


Wearing a body that’s related to the conventional C-Class sedan, the GLC is devoid of design cues that might suggest rugged, off-road experiences. Instead, it qualifies more as a tall wagon.

Compared to similar models from Mercedes-Benz and other automakers, the GLC body incorporates some almost-sensual shapes. Largely subtle in nature, they give the GLC a sense of charm that’s typically absent from utility-type vehicles. Differences between the GLC300 and GLC43 are largely limited to details, led by distinctive bumpers.

With its low sloping roof curvature, the Coupe version is basically a crossover wagon that lacks some of the utility of its conventional-body sibling.


Spacious and attractive, the GLC cabin is also quiet while underway. Road noise and other audible intrusions are largely subdued, though wind noise might be an issue.

Horizontal in overall orientation, the dashboard is split by a wide center console. Atop the center stack is the infotainment screen. Soft-touch materials and metallic instrument bezels convey a touch of elegance, helped by glossy wood trim.

Seats are gratifyingly roomy in front and rear, with ample space for adults and luggage. Side bolstering is modest in the GLC300, but more effective in the GLC43. A large adjustment range combines with extendable thigh bolsters to help reduce fatigue on longer journeys. Special GLC43 seats provide greater grip.

A relatively long wheelbase translates to greater rear legroom. Well-contoured seats are suitable for adults as well as youngsters. Passengers can enter easily, without acrobatic maneuvers. Three adults fit in back, provided they aren’t too broad in girth. Rearward views can be troubling, but the rearview camera helps.

Cargo volume totals 20.5 cubic feet behind the back seat of the SUV body style, whose liftgate opens high. Not surprisingly, cargo space is less expansive in Coupe models, especially for taller objects. Rear-seat headroom, excellent in the GLC300, sinks to average with the Coupe.

Driving Impressions

With its frisky but refined four-cylinder engine, the GLC300 powertrain is highly responsive as well as smooth, except occasionally at low speeds. Quiet, too.

Ride comfort ranks as superb, highly precise and nicely-controlled, as the GLC300 suspension absorbs quite a lot of pavement coarseness. Both ride and handling are strong points of the GLC43, instilling a sportier nature. The GLC43’s air suspension is adjustable from pillowy-soft to quite firm.

Performance with the GLC43’s V6 is strong, with useful power on hand at every engine speed. Acceleration to 60 mph takes only 4.8 seconds.

Despite its standard all-wheel drive, the GLC43 handles like a conventional rear-drive crossover, with excellent body control and flat cornering. The 4MATIC system is biased toward the rear, giving the front end a lighter feel. Steering is somewhat slow and dull in the GLC300, but livelier with the GLC43. Rumbling pleasantly around town, the AMG exhaust gets awfully raucous when pushed hard.

Generally, operation of the 9-speed automatic transmission is barely noticeable. Shifts vary considerably between Comfort and Sport modes, allowing the vehicle to lurch at times during urban driving.

GLC43 drivers can select Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, or Individual modes. Steering intervention with adaptive cruise control (if installed) is subtler than in rival systems.

Fuel economy is about average for the class. The GLC300 is EPA-rated at 22/28 mpg City/Highway, or 24 mpg Combined. All-wheel drive drops the estimate to 21/28/24 mpg, while the GLC300 Coupe manages 22/27/24 mpg. The AMG GLC43 is EPA-rated at 18/24 mpg City/Highway, or 20 mpg Combined.


Well-equipped in base GLC300 form, the crossover SUV version represents solid value. Plenty of options are available, but it’s disheartening to see so many modern safety features available only by adding a costly option package. Four-door Coupe bodies aren’t the wisest choice if adult passengers frequently occupy the back seat.

Driving impressions by Andrew Ganz, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

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