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2017 Mercedes-Benz Glc-class
Select a Different Model (3 Available): GLC300
Fair Market Price $ 27064
MPG (EPA) 22 CTY /28 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 17/57 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 5/5
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Sleek, understated styling
  • Good driving manners
  • New AMG GLC43 version

You Won't Like

  • Can get pricey in a hurry
  • Key features bundled into expensive packages
  • No off-road mode for U.S. yet

New for 2017

The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class gains two new members for the 2017 model year: the 2017 GLC Coupe and the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43. Although the coupe version just modifies the standard GLC's profile (and rear seat/cargo space), the AMG GLC43 adds a new twin-turbo V6 engine, lots of power, upgraded suspension, and more.

Vehicle Summary

The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is a compact luxury crossover, and effectively the second generation of the crossover originally known as the GLK-Class.

Overview

Two key variants of the (non-coupe) 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class are offered: the GLC300, and the AMG GLC43. The GLC 300 gets its power from a turbocharged four-cylinder that is used in several other Mercedes vehicles. Rated at 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, it delivers plenty of get-up-and-go for normal street use. With the addition of the new GLC43 to the lineup for the 2017 model year, a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine is available, generating 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. Mercedes-Benz claims that'll push the GLC43 to 60 mph in an estimated 4.8 seconds.

Inside the 2017 GLC-Class, you'll find a class-leading interior, much of which is shared with the C-Class sedan (with which the GLC also shares some of its architecture). Quiet cabins, gorgeous wood and metal trim, and comfortable seats front and rear are hallmarks of our time with the GLC-Class. On top of the luxury and comfort, the GLC-Class also offers most of the latest and greatest from Mercedes-Benz's technological arsenal, too, including advanced semi-autonomous driving features, the latest COMAND infotainment system, and more.

Safety

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have crash-tested the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.

What We Think

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class continues the leverage the over-engineered nature of the core product, the GLC 300. The addition of the new AMG version, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43, the GLC-Class expands its horizons beyond on- and off-road luxury and comfort into the realm of high-performance sedans and wagons.

The GLC300, however, is also plenty impressive. We noted in our First Drive review that the engine revs nicely without sounding thrashy, and is plenty powerful for everyday use.

Ride quality is very good in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, especially with the use of the adjustable drive modes. Comfort mode offers light steering, soft suspension, and tall gears for maximum ease; Sport mode brings firmer ride characteristics and sharper steering; Sport+ heightens performance responses even further, but goes perhaps a step too far. Likewise, we find Eco mode to be too slow to respond for normal driving. The GLC-Class is even a winner off-road, especially in Europe, where a special off-road traction control package is offered. The package isn't planned for the U.S., sadly.

Cool Fact

In a comparison with the Lexus RX and a Lincoln MKX, the the Mercedes-Benz GLC placed first.

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2017 MERCEDES-BENZ GLC-CLASS SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, 9 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode
Trim
GLC300
Class
Luxury Utility
Horsepower
241@5500
Standard MPG
22/28
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
RWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Advanced Parking Assist Package

INCLUDES: Hatch/Trunk Closer, Automatic; Parking Assistance; Parking Camera, 360 Degrees; Parking Distance Sensors, Front PARKTRONIC Camera and Radar; Parking Distance Sensors, Rear PARKTRONIC Camera and Radar; Parking Distance Sensors, Side Camera and Radar; Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down; Trunk Release, Foot Operated NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [550] Trailer Hitch (Class II)
$1441 $1550

Air Balance Package

INCLUDES: Cabin Fragrance System; Ventilation System NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [P03] Premium 3 Package
$325 $350

Leather Seating Package

INCLUDES: Passenger Seat, Reclining Ventilated 8-Way Power Adjustable Heated with Memory; [PWN] Seat Upholstery, Leather; Topstitched Mb-Tex Upper Dash Trim NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [114] Seat Upholstery/Color, Espresso Brown/Black MB-Tex Synthetic Leather; [115] Seat Upholstery/Color, Silk Beige/Black MB-Tex Synthetic Leather
$1767 $1900

Night Package

INCLUDES: AMG® Front and Rear Bumpers with Integrated Chrome Skid Plates; Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc; Chrome/Bright Trim; Mirror, Toned Driver; Mirror, Toned Passenger; Roof Rails; Sport Brake System; Topstitched Mb-Tex Upper Dash Trim NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [321] Sport Package
$2046 $2200

Premium 1 Package

INCLUDES: Engine Start Button; Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key); Power Supply, Mains; [536] SiriusXM Satellite Radio; Smart Card/Key CONTAINED IN: [P02] Premium 2 Package; [P03] Premium 3 Package
$1162 $1250

Premium 2 Package

INCLUDES: 10GB Hard Drive for Music; 3-Year Navigation Map Updates; Audio System, Satellite Radio; Illuminated Front Door Sills; Internal HD, 80GB Capacity; MP3 Player; Multicolor LED Ambient Lighting; Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info; [P01] Premium 1 Package; Voice Activating System, Enhanced Voice Control, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System CONTAINED IN: [P03] Premium 3 Package
$3348 $3600

Premium 3 Package

INCLUDES: Collision Warning System, Pre-Safe®; Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive; Headlight Control; Headlights, LED; Lane Departure Warning System; LED Lights; [P01] Premium 1 Package; [P02] Premium 2 Package; Speed Limit Assist; Ventilation System NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [P21] Air Balance Package; [00A] Illuminated Star; [319] LED Headlamps and Taillamps
$6696 $7200

Sport Package

INCLUDES: AMG® Front and Rear Bumpers with Integrated Chrome Skid Plates; Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc; Sport Brake System NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [521] Night Package
$1441 $1550

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, 9 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode

Std Std

Exterior Color, Black

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Brillant Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Dakota Brown Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Designo® Cardinal Red Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Designo® Diamond White Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Designo® Magno Dakota Brown (Matte)

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Diamond Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Iridium Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Lunar Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Obsidian Black Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Polar White

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Selenite Grey Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brake Assist With Preview

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc

CONTAINED IN: [521] Night Package; [321] Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Cornering Brake Control

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Sport Brake System

CONTAINED IN: [521] Night Package; [321] Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

3-Year Navigation Map Updates

CONTAINED IN: [P02] Premium 2 Package
Pkg Pkg

Air Conditioning: Dual-zone climate control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

CONTAINED IN: [P03] Premium 3 Package
Pkg Pkg

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Engine Start Button

CONTAINED IN: [P01] Premium 1 Package
Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Hatch/Trunk Closer, Automatic

CONTAINED IN: [APA] Advanced Parking Assist Package
Std Std

Internal HD, 80GB Capacity

CONTAINED IN: [P02] Premium 2 Package
Pkg Pkg

Internet Connection, Mbrace® Connect

Std Std

Memory Adjustment: Mirror, Steering Wheel, Head Restraint

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info

CONTAINED IN: [P02] Premium 2 Package
Pkg Pkg

Power Locks

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

CONTAINED IN: [P01] Premium 1 Package
Pkg Pkg

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down

CONTAINED IN: [APA] Advanced Parking Assist Package
Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Refrigerated Storage Compartment, in Glove Compartment

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

CONTAINED IN: [P01] Premium 1 Package
Std Std

Storage Box

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk Release, Foot Operated

CONTAINED IN: [APA] Advanced Parking Assist Package
Pkg Pkg

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

CONTAINED IN: [P21] Air Balance Package; [P03] Premium 3 Package
Std Std

Voice Activating System, Enhanced Voice Control, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

CONTAINED IN: [P02] Premium 2 Package
Pkg Pkg

Voice Activating System, with Phone

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.270

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping, Steering

Std Std

Driver Modes: Suspension

CONTAINED IN: [489] Air Body Control
Grp Grp

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 17.4 Gallon

Std Std

Power Supply, Mains

CONTAINED IN: [P01] Premium 1 Package
Pkg Pkg

Speed Limit Assist

CONTAINED IN: [P03] Premium 3 Package
Pkg Pkg

Start/Stop

Std Std

Tachometer

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Rear-Wheel Drive

Std Std

AMG® Front and Rear Bumpers with Integrated Chrome Skid Plates

CONTAINED IN: [521] Night Package; [321] Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

Brushed Aluminum Running Boards with Rubber Studs

$623 $670

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim

CONTAINED IN: [521] Night Package
Pkg Pkg

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround Bumpers

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Glass Roof

CONTAINED IN: [413] Panorama Roof
Grp Grp

Illuminated Star

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [P03] Premium 3 Package
$511 $550

Panorama Roof

INCLUDES: Glass Roof; Sunroof, Glass Power
$1376 $1480

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Rear Door

Std Std

Roof Rails

CONTAINED IN: [521] Night Package
Std Std

Roof Spoiler

$325 $350

Sunroof, Glass Power

CONTAINED IN: [413] Panorama Roof
Grp Grp

Underbody Protection

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Burl Walnut Wood Trim

N/C N/C

Cabin Fragrance System

CONTAINED IN: [P21] Air Balance Package
Pkg Pkg

Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf)

Std Std

Cigar Lighter

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Head-Up Display

$920 $990

Heated Steering Wheel

$232 $250

Illuminated Front Door Sills

CONTAINED IN: [P02] Premium 2 Package
Pkg Pkg

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Wood/Woodgrain On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel

Std Std

Natural Grain Black Ash Wood

$148 $160

Rear-Side Window Sunshades

$353 $380

Steering Wheel: Alloy & leather-trimmed, tilt telescoping steering wheel

Std Std

Top-Stitched MB-Tex Upper Dash Trim

$325 $350

Topstitched Mb-Tex Upper Dash Trim

CONTAINED IN: [318] Leather Seating Package; [521] Night Package
Pkg Pkg

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror

Std Std

LED Lights

CONTAINED IN: [319] LED Headlamps and Taillamps; [P03] Premium 3 Package
Std Std

Multicolor LED Ambient Lighting

CONTAINED IN: [P02] Premium 2 Package
Pkg Pkg

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

Body-color heated driver power door mirrors with turn signals, body-color heated passenger power door mirrors with turn signals

Std Std

Foldable Mirrors

Std Std

Mirror, Toned Driver

CONTAINED IN: [521] Night Package
Pkg Pkg

Mirror, Toned Passenger

CONTAINED IN: [521] Night Package
Pkg Pkg

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

6-Month Trial of SIRIUS All Access Package

CONTAINED IN: [536] SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Grp Grp

Designo® Cardinal Red Metallic

$1004 $1080

Designo® Diamond White Metallic

$1408 $1515

Designo® Magno Dakot Brown (Matte)

$3673 $3950

Metallic Paint

$669 $720

Paint, Black

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbags, 7

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Blind Spot Assist

$511 $550

Collision Warning System, Attention Assist®

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Pre-Safe®

CONTAINED IN: [P03] Premium 3 Package
Pkg Pkg

Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control

CONTAINED IN: [P03] Premium 3 Package
Pkg Pkg

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Headlights, LED

CONTAINED IN: [319] LED Headlamps and Taillamps; [P03] Premium 3 Package
Pkg Pkg

Heated Washer

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

CONTAINED IN: [P03] Premium 3 Package
Pkg Pkg

LED Headlamps and Taillamps

INCLUDES: Headlights, LED; LED Lights NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [P03] Premium 3 Package
$790 $850

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Limited Slip Differential

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Parking Assistance

CONTAINED IN: [APA] Advanced Parking Assist Package
Pkg Pkg

Parking Camera, 360 Degrees

CONTAINED IN: [APA] Advanced Parking Assist Package
Pkg Pkg

Parking Distance Sensors, Front PARKTRONIC Camera and Radar

CONTAINED IN: [APA] Advanced Parking Assist Package
Pkg Pkg

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Camera

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear PARKTRONIC Camera and Radar

CONTAINED IN: [APA] Advanced Parking Assist Package
Pkg Pkg

Parking Distance Sensors, Side Camera and Radar

CONTAINED IN: [APA] Advanced Parking Assist Package
Pkg Pkg

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Driver Seat, 14-Way Power Bucket with Memory; Passenger Seat, 8-Way Power Bucket with Memory

Std Std

Driver Seat, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [873] Heated Front Seats
Grp Grp

Driver Seat, Ventilated Climate Controlled Heated

CONTAINED IN: [HVS] Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
Grp Grp

Heated and Ventilated Front Seats

INCLUDES: Driver Seat, Ventilated Climate Controlled Heated; Passenger Seat, Ventilated Climate Controlled Heated
$957 $1030

Heated Front Seats

INCLUDES: Driver Seat, Heated; Passenger Seat, Heated
$539 $580

Heated Rear Seats

$576 $620

Passenger Seat, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [873] Heated Front Seats
Grp Grp

Passenger Seat, Reclining Ventilated 8-Way Power Adjustable Heated with Memory

CONTAINED IN: [318] Leather Seating Package
Pkg Pkg

Passenger Seat, Ventilated Climate Controlled Heated

CONTAINED IN: [HVS] Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
Grp Grp

Rear Seats, Bench 40/20/40 Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather

CONTAINED IN: [318] Leather Seating Package
$3673 $3950

Seat Upholstery, Synthetic Leather

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black MB-Tex

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Designo® Black/Black Exclusive Nappa Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Designo® Platinum White/Black Exclusive Nappa Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Espresso Brown/Black Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Espresso Brown/Black MB-Tex Synthetic Leather

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [318] Leather Seating Package
N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Saddle Brown/Black Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Silk Beige/Black MB-Tex Synthetic Leather

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [318] Leather Seating Package
N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Silk Beige/Espresso Brown Leather

N/C N/C

Seating, 5

Std Std

10GB Hard Drive for Music

CONTAINED IN: [P02] Premium 2 Package
Pkg Pkg

640 Watt

CONTAINED IN: [810] Burmester Premium Surround Sound System
Grp Grp

Amplifier

CONTAINED IN: [810] Burmester Premium Surround Sound System
Grp Grp

Antenna

Std Std

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Digital Radio with Color Screen and Digital Media Card

Std Std

Audio System, Satellite Radio

CONTAINED IN: [536] SiriusXM Satellite Radio; [P02] Premium 2 Package
Pkg Pkg

Burmester Premium Surround Sound System

INCLUDES: 640 Watt; Amplifier; Speakers, 14 Upgraded Burmester with Surround Sound
$790 $850

MP3 Player

CONTAINED IN: [P02] Premium 2 Package
Pkg Pkg

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

INCLUDES: 6-Month Trial of SIRIUS All Access Package; Audio System, Satellite Radio CONTAINED IN: [P01] Premium 1 Package
$427 $460

Six Speakers Subwoofer and Frontbass®

Std Std

Speakers, 14 Upgraded Burmester with Surround Sound

CONTAINED IN: [810] Burmester Premium Surround Sound System
Grp Grp

Power Steering

Std Std

Air Body Control

INCLUDES: Driver Modes: Suspension; Responsive Suspension; Suspension Leveling; Suspension, Air Body Control Front w/ Front Air Springs; Suspension, Air Body Control Rear w/ Rear Air Springs
$1767 $1900

Responsive Suspension

CONTAINED IN: [489] Air Body Control
Std Std

Suspension Leveling

CONTAINED IN: [489] Air Body Control
Grp Grp

Suspension, Agility Control® w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Suspension, Air Body Control Front w/ Front Air Springs

CONTAINED IN: [489] Air Body Control
Grp Grp

Suspension, Air Body Control Rear w/ Rear Air Springs

CONTAINED IN: [489] Air Body Control
Grp Grp

Spare Tire, Inflatable w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P235/60R18 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 18" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, 19-Inch 5-Spoke

$465 $500

Wheels, 19-Inch AMG® Twin 5-Spoke (Black)

N/C N/C

Wheels, 19-Inch AMG® Twin 5-Spoke (Grey)

N/C N/C

Wheels, 20-Inch AMG® Multispoke (Black)

$697 $750

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
50000
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
48
Powertrain Warranty Miles
50000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
48
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
50000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
1
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated