2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

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$40,050

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

3 trims

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Notable features

  • 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)

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 review: Our expert's take


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 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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

I have been driving Mercedes for the last 20 years

This car met all my needs. Very reliable and comfortable car. It has excellent quality and interior design. I drive my kids around the town safely.

4.3

Everything was great until.....

A month ago I was driving my 2018 GLC Coupe when the engine started to idle rough. Took it to the dealership and they informed me I needed a new engine! At 16,000 miles! They replaced the engine, but I’m not too comfortable knowing that I could have an issues down the road. I did talk corporate to give me an extended warranty which they did for 2 years

4.0

Great ride and performance, but dated technology

I chose this car over a BMW X3 due to the superior ride and performance. I've owned it for almost 4 years now and still like it - and plan on driving it until it drops - but there are a few items that would have kept me from purchasing this car if I would have only known them then. Unfortunately, I didn't spend enough time looking at the technology before I made my final decision. The tech system on the 2018 is awful - no touch screen, dated user interface, no apple car play, no audio interface, bluetooth flaky, terrible menu system. I've seen the updated version on loaners, but the technology in my wife's 2017 BMW X1 is still better. And one thing I didn't even consider - even though the hardware is in place, there is no parking distance sensor capability unless the top end car is purchased. Really? That's ridiculous for a Mercedes - I can get it standard on every Kia. I haven't been too impressed with the reliability, either. The brakes had to be replaced at 10k miles, the entire fuel tank and pump after 15k miles, and a few other smaller glitches. All under warranty, but still a little surprising and not what I was expecting when I purchased my first (and likely last) MB. Nice car, but I'd have a serious look at a BMW or one of the ten other luxury SUV choices in this price range before going with a GLC 300.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old or less/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles
Powertrain
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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