What Car? says...
If you’re wondering where the Mercedes GLC sits in the brand’s model hierarchy, the clue is in the last letter. The GLC is the large SUV equivalent of the C-Class saloon, and it's bigger than two other Mercedes SUVs, the GLA and GLB.
This latest version is slightly larger than the first-generation GLC, with modified underpinnings that give the driver and up to four passengers more interior space (it's not available as a seven-seater, as some big 4x4s are). The model shares its dashboard with the current Mercedes C-Class so you get that car's tech and style too.
For a start, it has to contend with seven-seat rivals, including versions of the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Mercedes GLB. Among five-seaters, there are the exceedingly accomplished Audi Q5 and BMW X3 plus PHEV rivals, such as our current favourite the Lexus NX 450h, and the Volvo XC60 Recharge PHEV.
So should you buy the latest Mercedes GLC? Well, we’ve driven it and over the next few pages of this review we'll tell you everything you need to know before you do – including what engines and trim levels are available, how practical it is and what the performance and running costs are like.
If you do decide to take the plunge, remember that we can help you find the lowest price on most makes and models if you search our free What Car? New Car Buying service. It has lots of the best new large SUV deals.
|RRP price range||£45,240 - £94,785|
|Number of trims (see all)||3|
|Number of engines (see all)||7|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||petrol, hybrid, diesel/plugin elec hybrid, diesel|
|MPG range across all versions||122.8 - 46.3|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / No mileage cap|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£1,284 / £6,835|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£2,568 / £13,670|