Updated June 14, 2022 Eric Brandt is an author specializing in new car reviews and finding the best car, truck, and SUV deals each month to help shoppers get the best value. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Eric can often be found exploring the north woods on his 1983 Honda Gold Wing when the weather allows it. Father of four (so far), husband of one, and unapologetic minivan enthusiast. Eric mastered driving stick by having a 3-cylinder Chevy Metro as his only car for a year and regrets nothing **The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV is all-new for 2023. It looks familiar, but there are nice improvements in the cabin and under the hood. We expect pricing to start at about $44,000 This year, the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class enters a new generation alongside the mechanically similar C-Class sedan. Like the C-Class, the all-new GLC-Class looks awfully similar to the outgoing model it’s replacing. However, this new model of the popular compact luxury SUV is a little bigger, has a thoroughly new interior, and now comes standard with a turbocharged mild-hybrid engine that’s more powerful than the old GLC 300 without sacrificing fuel economy. As you might expect from a Mercedes-Benz, this compact SUV has a posh interior packed with modern tech features. Its main competitors are the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 We expect pricing for the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class to start at about $44,000. That’s similar to this SUV’s chief rivals like the BMW X3 and Audi Q5, which both go up to around $57,000 As of this writing, we haven’t been behind the wheel of the new GLC-Class. We’ll update this section as soon as we drive it The exterior may not look much different from its predecessor, but the interior upgrade of the new GLC-Class is significant. This well-crafted cabin continues the brand’s trend of producing some of the most elegant interiors in the business. The interior design is sophisticated, and the material quality is top-notch The copious technology in the GLC-Class is well-integrated with this luxurious interior. The large MBUX infotainment system flows nicely into the center stack, and a digital gauge cluster is standard Seating space in the GLC-Class is pretty generous for an SUV this size. According to the interior dimensions, it still has roomy front seats and slightly roomier back seats than the outgoing GLC, which were already pretty adult-friendly The new GLC-Class has 21.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back seats, which is a notable improvement of 2.5 cubic feet compared to the outgoing model You’d be forgiven if you didn’t notice a big visual difference between the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and the 2022 model it’s replacing. It looks similar, but when you notice the subtle upgrades, the 2023 model does look sleeker and more modern. It also gets a little bigger this year, yielding a bigger interior The AMG Line appearance package adds a sporty touch to this luxury SUV. It has sportier front and rear fascias, less chrome, a unique grille insert, and 19-inch wheels with staggered tires. It also introduces more aesthetic options like special wheels and body-color wheel arches Although it’s a couple of inches longer than before, the GLC-Class is still in line with the rest of the compact luxury SUV class. Its dimensions are similar to the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. Within the Mercedes-Benz SUV lineup, it slots between the GLB and the GLE MBUX INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM You can control this 11.9-inch infotainment system via touchscreen, steering wheel, or voice control. It activates when you say, “Hey Mercedes.” Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay also come standard DRIVING ASSISTANCE PACKAGE This option package bundles many helpful driver assistance tech features like the Distronic adaptive cruise control system, active steering assist with lane detection, traffic sign assist, and more If the starting price of the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class seems a little high, it makes more sense when you notice its impressive list of standard features Standard features in the base GLC 300 include LED headlights and taillights, remote start, ambient lighting, heated front seats with memory, a wireless charging pad, sunroof, power liftgate, 40/20/40 split/folding back seats, and a multi-function leather steering wheel The standard MBUX infotainment system uses an 11.9-inch touchscreen that can activate with voice control. It has wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which lets you bring your maps, music, and more to the screen in the car without taking your phone out of your purse or pocket. A 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster also comes standard Standard safety tech features include blind-spot monitoring, attention assist, active brake assist, and the Pre-Safe system One of the most popular options for the GLC-Class is sure to be the 4Matic all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. When you add 4Matic, you get an off-road driving mode and hill-descent control. It also has a standard “transparent hood” feature, letting you see what the front wheels are doing on the MBUX screen There are many individual options and option packages available for the new GLC-Class. Some of the most notable include Parktronic with active parking assist, a surround-view system, panoramic sunroof, Burmester 3D Surround System audio, navigation with augmented video, a head-up display, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and SiriusXM If you can afford it, we recommend the Driver Assistance Package. This adds many desirable safety tech features like Distronic adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, active steering assist with lane detection, and more The AMG Line package may not add any exciting improvements to performance, but it does add a sporty appearance inside and out Only one powertrain option has been announced so far for the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. It’s a 2.0-liter turbocharged mild-hybrid inline-4. The 48-volt mild-hybrid system helps the engine achieve better performance and efficiency, but we don’t have official EPA fuel economy data yet. Thanks to the EQ Boost system, performance numbers are slightly improved compared to the outgoing GLC 300 Mercedes-Benz says a plug-in hybrid variant of the GLC-Class is on the way, but we don’t know when it will join the lineup yet Rear-wheel drive is standard, and the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system is optional. All GLC models use a 9-speed automatic transmission 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 258 horsepower @ 5,800-6,100 rpm 295 lb-ft of torque @ 1,800-4,000 rpm EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A Our Expert Ratings come from hours of both driving and number crunching to make sure that you choose the best car for you. We comprehensively experience and analyze every new SUV, car, truck, or minivan for sale in the U.S. and compare it to its competitors. When all that dust settles, we have our ratings We require new ratings every time an all-new vehicle or a new generation of an existing vehicle comes out. Additionally, we reassess those ratings when a new-generation vehicle receives a mid-cycle refresh — basically, sprucing up a car in the middle of its product cycle (typically, around the 2-3 years mark) with a minor facelift, often with updates to features and technology Rather than pulling random numbers out of the air or off some meaningless checklist, KBB’s editors rank a vehicle to where it belongs in its class. Before any car earns its KBB rating, it must prove itself to be better (or worse) than the other cars it’s competing against as it tries to get you to spend your money buying or leasing Our editors drive and live with a given vehicle. We ask all the right questions about the interior, the exterior, the engine and powertrain, the ride and handling, the features, the comfort, and of course, about the price. Does it serve the purpose for which it was built? (Whether that purpose is commuting efficiently to and from work in the city, keeping your family safe, making you feel like you’ve made it to the top — or that you’re on your way — or making you feel like you’ve finally found just the right partner for your lifestyle.) We take each vehicle we test through the mundane — parking, lane-changing, backing up, cargo space and loading — as well as the essential — acceleration, braking, handling, interior quiet and comfort, build quality, materials quality, reliability Showing 6 of 78 reviews Solid car, acceleration, worth the money Small windshield wiper issue,cost of maintenance Best car I’ve owned to date, took seven months once I ordered it from Germany but we’ll worth the wait! The only complaint I can think of is the Windshield wiper catches on the hood when lifted to clean the windshield. I was approached by another owner once who had same problem, but other than that, have zero complaints with this car. Engine delivers excellent acceleration and handles like a dream. Eco mode actually saves gas as well, giving me about 26 miles on commute. People often mention cost of maintenance which is always a consideration. I bought extended maintenance, wouldn’t do that again. I can afford maintenance on a car I plan to own for a while. Also, it costs to maintain a MB, it’s not a Hyundai, its built to last more than four years. Everyone who gets in my car loves it, admires myNapa leather seats and loves the acceleration but not so much how fast I drive sometimes;) Fun to drive and always get compliments on the st! Tires wear down fairly quickly even th all season There's no better mercedes style than the AMG 53 aside from the 63S hahaBest purchase I ever had so far! Excellent handling and road manners Needs air suspension or adjustable shocks The safety features and specifically the drivers assistance package is far superior to other manufactures. I have owned or tested the active lane keeping feature in the MDX, Honda Pilot Honda Ridgetlne. Lexus RX, and the Lexus ES. None of these vehicles come close to the accuracy and refinement of the Mercedes system. Every one of the competition's systems bounce back and forth between lane markings. The MB stays remarkable straight even under windy conditions. The refinement of the MB steering control is outstanding. Overall the GLC is one of the best compact SUV's .. I love this car . I feel safe driving anywhere . It is fun to drive and handles great . Great body style Flawless style and setup, comfort and value The Mercedes version of SIRI voice assistant I love this car! Every time I get behind the wheel it makes me smile. I really feel like what you get in this vehicle is well worth the money. I love the style and very smooth comfortable drive. I would highly recommend it Extremely responsive! Very quiet This car is certified used by MB! There are no known items needed withe exception of a crack in the computer handle… New 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC New 2023 MAZDA CX-50 New 2023 Nissan Kicks New 2023 Hyundai Kona |See Details||See Details||See Details| |Price||N/A||N/A21,58523,285| |KBB.com Rating| N/A 4.5 4.0 4.2 |Consumer Rating| 4.0 N/A 4.0 4.3 |Fuel Economy| N/A N/A N/A City 30/Hwy 35/Comb 32 MPG |Safety Rating| N/A 5.0 N/A N/A |Seating Capacity||5||5||5| |Basic Warranty| N/A 3 years or 36000 miles 3 years or 36000 miles 5 years or 60000 miles |Horsepower| N/A 227 @ 5000 RPM 122 @ 6300 RPM 147 @ 6200 RPM |Engine| 4-Cyl, SKYACTIV-G, Turbo, 2.5 Liter 4-Cyl, 1.6 Liter 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter |Drivetrain| AWD FWD FWD **Pre-Safe** This standard system of active safety features can mitigate injuries in an accident by tightening the seat belts, repositioning the headrests, and closing the windows **Active Brake Assist** The GLC-Class can automatically apply the brakes if it detects a potential collision **Blind Spot Assist** Standard blind-spot monitoring adds safety and confidence to lane changes With five world debuts (four of them AMG models) at the New York Auto Show, one could say that Mercedes-Benz is awash in product offerings. It added a Coupe variant to its recently launched GLC Class SUV and now has somewhere on the order of 30 different models to choose from. Conventional wisdom holds that Unveiled in Germany, the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell is a fuel cell vehicle with a twist. Shown as a prototype and based on M-B’s new GLC crossover, it will be the first hydrogen-powered production model to team a fuel cell with a supplemental battery pack that can extend its range and allow a bit more flexibility GLC 350e gets a larger battery pack to boost EV range Turbo inline 4-cylinder makes 315 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque Mercedes says it can do 0-60 in 5.6 seconds Enhanced technology includes Mercedes’ MBUX interface Mercedes-Benz revealed a lightly refreshed GLC with a new plug-in hybrid powerplant that increases the electric We don’t have official pricing yet, but we expect the 2023 GLC-Class to start at about $44,000 We haven’t driven the new GLC-Class yet, but on paper, it’s a promising compact luxury SUV with impressive comfort, convenience, and technology features The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class for the U.S. market has three production sites: Bremen, Germany; Sindelfingen, Germany; and Beijing, China.