Mercedes GLC 63 AMG review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Facelift 2019 rear lights detail
  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 front tracking shot
  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Facelift 2019 rear tracking shot
  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Facelift 2019 dashboard
  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Facelift 2019 front end detail
  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Facelift 2019 rear lights detail
  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Facelift 2019 wide front view
  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Facelift 2019 front seats
  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Facelift 2019 front cornering shot
  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Facelift 2019 left side static
  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 front tracking shot
  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Facelift 2019 rear tracking shot
  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Facelift 2019 dashboard
  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Facelift 2019 front end detail
  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Facelift 2019 rear lights detail
  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Facelift 2019 wide front view
  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Facelift 2019 front seats
  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Facelift 2019 front cornering shot
  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Facelift 2019 left side static

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Let’s be honest, you’re not going to buy a GLC 63 if you’re looking to save the planet or money. Both the SUV and Coupe have five-figure prices that begin with a seven and both are in the top bracket for Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) company car tax. As for the more powerful S  version; its price begins with an eight.

Then there’s the fuel economy, both achieve less than 23mpg on the official cycle although you might actually get a little more than that if you pretend the accelerator pedal is made of dry pasta.

Overview

The GLC 63 isn’t cheap but certainly has a lot going for it. Despite its performance focus, it’s refined and comfortable enough to use every day and proves spacious enough for the needs of most families. However, rivals such as the Stelvio Quadrifoglio are even more fun on a twisty road.

  • Epic soundtrack
  • Ridiculously fast
  • Comfortable enough for everyday use
  • Intrusive stability control
  • Interior could be more solidly constructed
  • Unintuitive steering