This compact SUV falls on the large end of its class and its muscular look makes it stand out on the street. The body of the GLC300 will remain completely unchanged although Mercedes will be releasing a coupe version later this fall.
The GLC300 keeps its turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder that puts out 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. It will also maintain the nine-speed automatic transmission. The standard multi-mode program selector lets the driver transform the car’s handling characteristics. Four modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Sport+) alter the throttle response, shift points, as well as the steering effort.
An all-wheel drive version called the GLC300 4MATIC is also available. The all-wheel drive version pushes the starting price up to $41,150.
The GLC300 is only available in one trim level but numerous packages allow you to customize your Benz to your heart’s content.
The GLC300 comes standard with MB-Tex leatherette upholstery, power front seats with driver memory, a power-folding rear seat, wood trim, a central controller with a 7-inch touchscreen display and a six-speaker sound system with HD radio and Bluetooth audio.
The GLC is packed with convenience features that include a powered lift gate, power-folding side mirrors as well as push-button ignition. An illuminated entry system turns on the exterior lights when you unlock the car.
Safety is always a priority with Mercedes-Benz and the GLC300 is no exception. Standard safety equipment includes collision prevention assist, attention assist which monitors the driver and alerts the driver if it detects signs of drowsiness, keyless start and a rearview monitor.
A number or packages are available to customize your GLC, here is a quick overview of the major packages: