The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class comes as a standard four-door SUV or one with four doors and a coupe-like body. We think the first choice is the most practical of the two as the coupe sacrifices too much rear headroom, costs more, and is limited in the number of powertrain configurations it offers.
Mercedes-Benz offers the standard-body GLC in three trims: GLC 300 (in both rear- and all-wheel-drive varieties), the plug-in-hybrid GLC350e, and the speedy AMG GLC43. The GLC Coupe is only available in all-wheel drive and with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder from the GLC300 or the twin-turbocharged V6 from the GLC43.
Our recommendation is to take the base GLC 300 with the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system and the traditional SUV body. Standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels, heated side mirrors, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering column, leatherette seats, and dual-zone climate control. Grab the real leather upholstery package, the Premium Package, smartphone integration (which adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, providing navigation for far less than the optional Multimedia Package), and heated and ventilated front seats. All told, you'll escape your local dealer with a new GLC for just under $50,000.
- Model: 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic
- Engine: 2.0-liter turbo I4 engine
- Output: 241 hp/273 lb-ft
- Transmission: Nine-speed automatic transmission
- Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive
- MPG: 22 City / 28 Hwy
- Options: Leather Seating Package ($2,050, leather upholstery, power front passenger seat with memory), Premium Package ($1,350, blind spot monitoring, keyless entry, a 115-volt power outlet, and SiriusXM satellite radio), Smartphone Integration Package ($350, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility), heated and ventilated front seats ($1,030)
- Base Price: $43,045 (plus $995 destination charge)
- Best Value Price:$49,395