There are several contenders playing it out in the growing and competitive compact luxury SUV segment but you will not go wrong by selecting the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-class. Its mix of robust performance, practical size, and a lavishly decorated cabin is hard to beat. The price tag also seems realistic, given its pedigree. There are 2 new models and 2018 version gets some nice styling revamp for the exterior. It will lock horns with segment rivals including the venerable Porsche Macan and BMW X3.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC – Design
Despite the exterior styling changes, you can spot typical Mercedes-Benz design traces in the 2018 GLC class. The grille is slightly updated and so are the LED powered headlamps. The angular creases give it a sporty appeal outside. Inside the cabin, quality of materials is impeccable, to say the least. Rear seat space is good, except in the GLC-Class Coupe. The cargo space is 20.5 cubic feet of default capacity. You can opt for 19 or 20-inch wheels. Thanks to dual-zone automatic climate control, a ride is enjoyable.
Like a true luxury compact crossover, the Mercedes-Benz GLC-class comes laden with plenty of amenities and advanced safety technologies. Expected Standard safety features in the model are antilock brakes, stability control, airbags, forward collision warning, drowsy driver warning, and Pre-Safe.
The GLC300 base trim gets 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless remote entry, LED daytime running lights, automatic headlights, roof rails, automatic wipers. Embrace Connect system supports smartphones and Bluetooth streaming.
You get plenty of packages that come with advanced technology and features. For example, Premium 2 package adds touchpad controller, 8.4-inch display with sophisticated controls. In Premium 1 package, you get a blind-spot warning, enhanced forward collision intervention, satellite radio, and lane departure warning. The Premium 3 package brings in air freshener and purification, forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control etc.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC – Engine
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class comes equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. This is paired with an efficient nine-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The AMG GLC 43 is likely to get a beefier 3.0-liter V6 unit under the hood. There are driving modes like ECO, Comfort that you can pick from.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC – Price and Availability
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-class pricing starts at $40,000 approx. It will be launched in late 2017.
New Mercedes-Benz GLC-class 2018 is a compact luxury SUV that offers a lot for its pricing. Exterior design changes make it look even more enticing and safety and amenities sweeten the deal.