2017 AMG GLC 43

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2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43

$43,304 - $68,190  MSRP Range
2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43

Review Score

4.8 out of 5 stars

4.8

6 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
5 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.8 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.5 out of 5 stars Interior Design
5 out of 5 stars Reliability
5 out of 5 stars Performance
4.8 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Glc 43 is ace.

by Artaxerxes from on Fri Feb 10 2017

I was looking for a luxury compact suv for sometime. My important expectation from a suv car is its performance and its value for the money which this car absolutely meets my expectations.Besides 367 hp and 0-60 mph in less than 5 secs makes driving this car definitely exhilarating ...

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
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4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Took me away from Audi....

by ChrisTO from Toronto, Ontario on Fri Jan 26 2018

I had assumed I would end up with an SQ5 as I have long been an Audi owner and fan. The MB surprised me though, performing better, looking better on the outside and feeling far more "special" on the inside. My only complaint so far is that I do not find the COMAND system very intuitive and I don't love the "iPad stuck on the dash" look, but only Volvo really avoids this issue in luxury SUVs and they lack a real performance alternative.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 stars

Superior in Every Way

by Adam.J.Humphreys from Calgary on Mon Sep 18 2017

The exterior of the GLC43 is nothing less than sharp. This SUV surpasses everything in class by leaps and bounds. The pure sophistication and features of this vehicle put it in a league of its own. After driving the GLC43 AMG nothing else seems comparable. The raw power, the impressive turning radius, the lack of blind spots, the self parking and driving features. It's worth every penny and worth dropping the coffee a day for. Seriously, get in and drive one because after you do nothing else will seem as good. The GLC300 the model under it won SUV of the year but the 43 is raw appeal on wheels. Don't buy a minivan..get one of these!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
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4 out of 5 stars

Rear window

by Raja from Rockville maryland on Thu Jul 26 2018

Not able to see warning lights and the whole rear window view at the same time. Rear camera view is nice, but I would like to see whole rear window view through my rear view mirror. Currently I only have half a window view.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 stars

New Class Leader

by mark f. from Stuart, FL on Sat Jan 14 2017

Of all it's competitors (Jag, BMW, Lexus,Audi), only the Macan can give you equal performance, but at a significantly higher cost. On top of that the GLC43 is far better looking, and MB dealers beat out arrogant Porsche dealers hands down. The car offers excellent performance, safety, ride quality, and charisma and its road presence is unequalled in its class.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
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5 out of 5 stars

2017 MBZ GLC43 Best Performance SUV Value

by AMG Panzer from Fremont, CA on Sat Feb 04 2017

I never thought I would be using bargin price and Mercedes Benz in the same review. Growing family requirements dictated that we shop for a station wagon or compact SUV. I went into the search thinking a Ford Explorer V6 Eco Boost was going to be our next vehicle....it's nice enough driving but has many costly features I had no use for such as the electrically folding 3rd row seats. Looked at about all the competition was swaying towards a QX50 but, my 5'10" tall wife didn't like the Infinity seating position. The Mercedes GLC was a great SUV and much lower cost than the Explorer but once you start adding convenience luxury options the price quickly escalates...The GLC43 with its AMG motor has many convienence luxury features as standard equipment making it a great bargin in the luxury SUV wars. Great driving vehicle with plenty of acceleration on tap....Compared to the Macan.....again the GLC43 is a great value. My only complaints...wish it had a "launch control" and Apple CarPlay in its features....why the cheaper GLA has CarPlay and the GLC does not mystifyies me.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Our Take on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43

The verdict:

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 compact luxury SUV is considerably more engaging to drive than the regular GLC300, but some drivers think the cabin feels a little small.

Versus the competition:
The GLC43's luxurious cabin is nicer than the Jaguar F-Pace's, and its driving experience rivals that of the BMW X4 M40i (the performance-oriented variant of the X4), but new challengers like the redesigned 2018 Audi SQ5 are on the way. See their specs compared here.

Mercedes-Benz has been on a multiyear quest to rename some (but not all) of its models, and the compact SUV once known as the GLK-Class became the GLC-Class with a redesign for the 2016 model year. Mercedes also changed how it names models from its AMG performance division, giving them the Mercedes-AMG label, followed by a series of letters and numbers — in this case, GLC43. In addition to the traditional SUV body style, Mercedes also sells a four-door, coupelike version of the GLC43 that competes with the X4. 

How It Drives

Many performance SUV enthusiasts will be pleasantly surprised by the GLC43. Where the GLC300 emphasizes luxury, smoothness and isolation from the road, the... Read More