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2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43

$56,250 — $60,400 MSRP
SUV
5 Seats
20 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(5.0) 8 reviews

The Good

  • Interior room
  • Cargo amenities
  • Different driving modes
  • Cabin quality
  • Supple ride

The Bad

  • Acceleration with all-wheel drive
  • Small side mirrors
  • Road noise
2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43
  • New AMG GLC 63 version with 469-hp V-8
  • Five-seat compact luxury SUV
  • Four-door coupe version available
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission standard
  • Plug-in hybrid version available (GLC 350e)

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What it is: The Mercedes-Benz GLC is a five-seat compact luxury SUV that's offered in traditional SUV form or as a four-door "coupe." High-performance AMG versions and a plug-in hybrid model are also available. Competitors include the BMW X3, Lexus NX, Porsche Macan and Audi Q5.

New for 2018

New AMG GLC 63 and GLC 63 S variants join the lineup. Both are powered by a handcrafted twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine rated at 469 horsepower in the GLC 63 and 503 hp in the GLC 63 S, the latter of which comes only in the coupe body style. An AMG Performance Exhaust System is newly available, as is an AMG Track Pace App.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

5.0
8 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.6)
(5.0)

Great combination of performance and practicality

by Carfan from NJ on June 4, 2018

I am amazed at the comfort in this performance suv. You can change the personality of the car with the flip of a switch. Command system is a bit cumbersome. Read full review

(5.0)

I love it is no nice and luxurury

by Mili from Lake worth fl on May 26, 2018

It is amazing the technology it has is awesome the eso works so perfect and when drive is so comfortable and soft.. I really love it Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 currently has 4 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Headlights

Overall Rating
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
acceptable
Structure and Safety Cage
good
good

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The AMG GLC 43 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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