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Mercedes-Benz GLC

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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.

Key specifications

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

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

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Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2015

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ADULT OCCUPANT

89%

CHILD OCCUPANT

82%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

71%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Mercedes-Benz GLC has not yet been lab test by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

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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