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Mercedes-Benz GLC

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Summary


The Mercedes-Benz GLC is a medium-sized premium SUV/crossover, which sits between the smaller GLA and larger GLE in the Mercedes-Benz SUV family. It was first launched in the middle of 2015 and was updated in early 2019.

The GLC is available as both a conventional SUV and as a ‘coupé’ model that is actually an SUV with a chopped rear cabin – basically a liftback rather than a coupé. Mechanically, the two versions are identical.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC has received generally positive reviews from the UK motoring media, with scores ranging from average to outstanding.

According to The Car Expert’s unique Expert Rating system, the GLC is currently ranked above average compared to its premium SUV rivals, but falls short of the best in class.

As of March 2022, the Mercedes-Benz GLC has an Expert Rating of 68% based on 24 reviews published by the British media.

Key specifications


Body style: Medium SUV and Coupé SUV
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £39,420 on-road

Launched: Summer 2015
Last updated: Summer 2019
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Safety rating


Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2015

95%

ADULT OCCUPANT

89%

CHILD OCCUPANT

82%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

71%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


No eco rating

As of March 2022, the Mercedes-Benz GLC has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Mercedes-Benz GLC has received

2020

  • Company Car Today CCT100 Awards – Best Premium SUV

2016

  • Honest John Awards – Most Popular Compact Premium Car

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Mercedes-Benz GLCThe Mercedes-Benz GLC has received generally positive reviews from the UK media, with an overall Expert Rating that is above average for the premium SUV class.