Mercedes is an auto brand known for its luxury and class. Comfort seems to be synonymous with the name. Families who are also fans of the brand tend to favor the GLC class of SUV because of the functionality and comfort that these models afford.
While some drivers insist on purchasing a brand new vehicle, others like to wait a few years and go with more highly rated used options. Regardless, these are vehicles known to maintain reliability if they're well cared for and maintained as recommended.
As one of the preferred mid-size luxury SUVs on the market today, here are the 10 best Mercedes GLC models of all-time for your consideration.
10. 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
The 2016 Mercedes GLC received high ratings for its luxury interior and passenger/driver comfort. This model came out with generous space for legroom and headroom. Drivers were also pleased with the value of this SUV, citing it as a good deal for a reasonable price when purchased brand new off the lot.
Another factor that made this model year so popular was fuel efficiency. It offered a great versatile family vehicle for those who valued adjustable cargo and passenger space. It was given a rating of 4.2 out of 5 for being among the best SUVs of the year for 2016.
9. 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43
This model is an SUV crossover that hit the market with a great deal of anticipation. It featured a new design that gave it a smaller and sleeker appearance that came across as being a bit sportier than its predecessors.
The AMG GLC 43 delivered high on sporty performance and it was fun to drive, although it maintained the integrity of an SUV with regards to cargo space and on and off-road capabilities.
The fact that it was based upon the super-fast AMG lent a psychological value for drivers, as a hybrid of a racecar in SUV form. The acceleration was great achieving sixty mph from a standstill in a mere 4.8 seconds while getting around 24 combined mpg. It's a five-seat compact luxury SUV in a four-door coupe version.
8. 2018 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 63
The AMG GLC 63 version brought a few new things to the table. It was available in a 469 horsepower V8 engine and offered a four-door coupe version with five seats and a luxury interior. you had your choice or rear or all-wheel drive. The engine was mated with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
7. 2017 Mercedes GLC class coupe
This model was one of the favorites of all time for the 2017 year receiving an Edmunds score of 5 out of 5. It was voted as one of Mercedes' best SUVs of all time. It was one of the most comfortable rides with a luxurious interior.
Drivers loved the agile handling of this SUV along with the power that it got from the turbocharged engine. Remarkably, it maintained a decent fuel efficiency. Another plus was that this version came loaded with safety features, making it one of the best SUVs for 2017.
6. 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e
The GLC 350e first came out in 2018 with a plug-in hybrid version available for the GLC 350e. It received high ratings for comfort and a luxury interior with plenty of room for the legs along with ample headroom.
The car fell into the class of a five-seat compact luxury SUV that was ideal for smaller families who enjoyed comfort while on the go. It was available in your choice of a rear or all-wheel drive.
The base model was reasonably priced for a luxury SUV, but you could add a ton of extras including upgrades to the infotainment system, enhanced safety features, and more premium accessories.
5. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e
The 2019 version of the GLC 350e came in with a slightly higher rating than 2018 because it maintained all of the good things from the previous model year and just kept adding to them.
This five-seat compact luxury SUV was also available in a four-door coupe version, as well as a hybrid, as for the previous year. Those interested in more performance could upgrade to the AMG versions. One of the most compelling new features included as standard for 2019 was the addition of heated front row seats.
4. 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63
Although this was a spendy vehicle coming in at an MSRP of between $56,820 and $92,248, most considered it to be well worth the cost. Even though the combined fuel efficiency sat at about 18 mpg, it offered some notable features. Among them were the 469 horsepower V-8 engine that supplied plenty of power.
This was mated with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The five-seat compact luxury SUV was also available in a four-door coupe version and with rear or all-wheel drive, as well as a plug-in hybrid version available.
3. 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63
The second iteration of this vehicle was offered with one major change, that moved it up a rank on our list of the best Mercedes-Benz GLC models of all-time.
The brand threw in heated front seats as a standard fare versus the upgrade option. Nearly all other aspects of this vehicle remained the same including the MPG of 18 combined and the same powerful engine and drive options.
2. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC
We can't neglect to include the new 2020 GLC in our list of the top models. This new creation is better than ever when it comes to fuel economy. Kelly Blue Book gives it an expert rating of 4.6 out of 5 for quality and engineering, a plethora of high-tech features, a gorgeous interior design, and the option for a plug-in hybrid version with a 30-mile range.
While the majority of driver assists are optional and they've cost more, they are available, but the price goes up fast when you start adding options. What's new in the 2020 model is a new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with better fuel efficiency, revised front, and rear styling, a 10.3-inch touch screen, added safety technology, and an improved plug-in hybrid range.
1. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4Matic
The new model of the GLC 300 4Matic offers a 4-door compact SUV with 5 comfortable seats. It's been given an update in aesthetics for a sportier and sleek profile.
This car gets a big thumbs up from Edmunds with its new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine matched a 9-speed automatic transmission. It's available in all-wheel drive and features all of the creature comforts you can imagine.
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