Mercedes GLC review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:hybrid, diesel/plugin elec hybrid, diesel, petrol
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Introduction

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If you’re wondering where the Mercedes GLC sits in the brand’s SUV hierarchy, it really is as easy as ABC. Like with its saloon cars, the further you sing through the alphabet song, the bigger and plusher your SUV.

So that means the GLC is effectively the third rung on the ladder, a large SUV that offers five seats and a choice of two four-cylinder diesels and a single four-cylinder petrol engine, plus not one but two plug-in hybrids for those who want to go green or to save a few quid in company car tax

If you’re in an awful hurry, or just like to know there’s plenty of firepower under the bonnet, there are the hot AMG versions. If the 385bhp GLC43 isn’t enough for you, there’s always the 503bhp GLC63 S, and style-conscious individuals might want to consider the GLC Coupé. You can read about that by clicking through to our dedicated review.

However, the crown for best premium large SUV is a hotly contested one. For a start there’s Mercedes own GLB, which manages to cram a couple of extra seats inside – a trick matched by the Land Rover Discovery Sport. If you don’t need seven seats, the exceedingly accomplished Audi Q5 and BMW X3 are worth thinking about, too. 

So should you buy a Mercedes GLC? Over the next few pages we'll tell you everything you need to know, including which engine, trim and options make the most sense. And if you decide to take the plunge, don’t forget that our New Car Buying service offers big savings on the GLC, and loads of other new cars, without the need for any haggling.

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Number of trims5 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? hybrid, diesel/plugin elec hybrid, diesel, petrol
MPG range across all versions104.6 - 47.9
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£1,252 / £6,741
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£2,504 / £13,483

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