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2022 GLC 300 Base 4dr 4x2 SUV
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Price:   -  From $43,850
2022 GLC 300 Base 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MATIC SUV Price:   -  From $45,850
2022 GLC 300 Base 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MATIC Coupe Price:   -  From $52,500
2022 AMG GLC 43 Base 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MATIC Price:   -  From $59,900
2022 AMG GLC 43 Base Coupe 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MATIC Price:   -  From $66,500
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3.7 (Good)

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: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

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What's New

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class picks up more standard equipment, including automatic high beams, a USB-C adapter cable, rear USB ports, and notification of potential damage when the vehicle is parked. The GLC debuted in 2016 and received a thorough refresh for 2020.

Choosing your Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

The GLC SUV is currently offered in two trim levels: 300 and AMG 43. The 300 starts at $44,900 including destination and the AMG 43 is priced from $60,950. The GLC Coupe, which features a coupe-like roofline, comes in the same trims, priced from $53,550 and $67,550, respectively.

The V8-powered AMG 63 and AMG 63 S are not on sale as of this writing, but we expect them to arrive by midyear.

Engine Choices

The GLC 300 is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder, while the AMG 43 runs with a twin-turbo V6.

All-wheel drive is optional ($2,000) on the 300 SUV and standard on the AMG 43 SUV and both Coupe models. Both engines use a nine-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder255 hp273 lb-ft24 mpg
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6385 hp384 lb-ft21 mpg

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The GLC is a compact crossover with ample room for five. The SUV body style offers more rear headroom and space for cargo. Buyers get 19.4 cubic feet of cargo room behind the rear seat and 56.5 cubic feet with it folded, which is typical for a luxury crossover this size. The Coupe holds 17.6 cubic feet with the rear seat up and 49.4 cubic feet with it folded.

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Safety Features

Every GLC gets a nice bundle of driver assistance features, including blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, driver attention monitoring, front collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking, and an automated parking system.

The $1,700 Driver Assistance Package tacks on adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, evasive steering assist, speed limit assist, and rear collision mitigation. You can top off the safety fest with a surround camera ($600) and a head-up display ($1,100).


The GLC starts off with a 10.25-inch touchscreen with a touchpad controller, eight speakers, four USB-C ports, HD radio, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Satellite radio with a six-month SiriusXM trial is part of the $700 Premium Package. Navigation can be added for $1,300.

The sole audio upgrade is a 13-speaker Burmester surround-sound system for $850. Gestures controls for the touchscreen cost $250, and wireless device charging is available for $200.

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GLC 300 — MSRP From $44,900

The 300 provides plenty of equipment to justify its price, including heated front seats, a 10-way power driver seat and eight-way power passenger seat, driver memory settings, a power-adjustable steering wheel, wood interior trim, power-folding side mirrors, a power liftgate, and 18-inch alloy wheels (19-inch for Coupe). Seats are clad in leatherette, and genuine leather upholstery is available for $1,620. Comfort upgrades include ventilated front seats ($450), heated rear seats ($580), a heated steering wheel ($250), and passenger seat memory ($350).

Besides satellite radio, the $700 Premium Package adds ambient interior lighting and a hands-free power liftgate. Buyers can also select a panoramic sunroof ($1,500), a 12.3-inch digital instrument display ($750), and acoustic front side glass ($150).

The AMG Line Package ($1,950) equips the 300 with sporty AMG-spec trim throughout, plus upgraded brakes and 19-inch AMG wheels. AMG Line with Night Package ($2,350) also furnishes gloss black exterior accents. These packages cost $750 more on the Coupe because they include 20-inch wheels.

GLC AMG 43 — From $60,950

The AMG 43 carries the twin-turbo V6, a sport-tuned suspension, and the contents of the AMG Line Package. The sunroof, digital instrumentation, and Premium Package are also standard. The $1,950 Performance Studio Package converts nearly all exterior trim to gloss black. Other options and equipment are shared with the 300.

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The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class comes at buyers with a reasonable base price but can get expensive in a hurry. We recommend sticking with the lower-priced SUV body style so you can add what you want without worrying too much about the cost.

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Expert Review

  • Still looks good
  • Incredible AMG models
  • Rich cabin
  • High-tech features

  • Coupes are hard to see out of
  • Below-average fuel economy
  • Relatively small cargo area
  • Cramped rear headroom in coupe
Expert Rating
3.7 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Now With More Power. The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and GLC-Class Coupe are nearly identical to one another except in one way: the range-topping AMG 63 S was reserved for the coupe body style. That changes for 2022, as Mercedes now offers the GLC 63 S in both SUV and coupe variants. In total, the GLC is now available with five different engines, meaning there’s a choice out there for everyone.

The GLC 300 starts out with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 255 horsepower. It’s not a powerhouse of an engine, but it’s an ample amount of power for most people. It’s quick enough and has enough juice to overtake on the highway.

But for consumers that want some extra grunt, the AMG models are the way to go. The AMG lineup starts off with the AMG 43, which comes with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. It produces 385 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. It’s a large boost over the standard engine and has more than enough power to satisfy most shoppers’ needs.

Of course, AMG is known for its V8 engines and the GLC has an excellent V8 in two states of tune. The AMG 63 and AMG 63 S models come with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that starts off with 469 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque and goes up to 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The AMG 63 S models can get to 60 mph in a blistering 3.6 seconds.

If your budget is large enough for the AMG 63 S models, there’s nothing quite like having sports car performance in a compact SUV.

Swanky, High-End Interior. Mercedes has some of the best interiors in the industry. While the GLC’s cabin isn’t as nice as the interiors in the E-Class or GLS-Class, it still has an upscale look and feel. With premium materials, a quiet cabin, and a design that fits in with the luxury segment, the GLC feels like it’s worth every penny of its starting price.

The seats in the GLC are supportive and comfortable with a wide range of adjustments for those sitting in the front. In the back, the GLC offers a good amount of interior space as long as you get the regular SUV body style. Opt for the sportier coupe and the amount of space in the back shrinks considerably. The GLC Coupe’s rear seats feel cramped because of the roofline.

While the GLC’s interior impresses, the compact SUV’s cargo space is below average for the segment. The SUV body style offers up to 56.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the coupe’s cargo area being able to hold up to 49.4 cubic feet of cargo space. Unless you’re in love with the GLC Coupe’s design, we recommend avoiding the model because of its cramped rear seats and small cargo area.

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Ride Comfort Takes Priority. First and foremost, the GLC is a comfortable compact SUV with a smooth ride. Even over rough roads, the GLC’s ride remains compliant. The SUV’s suspension absorbs bumps and hides passengers from cracks and smaller road imperfections. For a compact SUV, the GLC impresses with its refined ride.

Even the sporty AMG models have a comfortable ride that makes them perfectly fine for daily use. Mercedes fits the AMG-badged GLCs with adaptive air suspension that gives drivers the ability to choose between having a firm ride or a buttery smooth one.

Great List Of Tech. The GLC may have come out in 2016, but the compact SUV has been updated over the years to have the automaker’s latest technology. Every GLC comes with a 10.25-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, as well as front and rear USB ports. A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster is also included as standard equipment. Mercedes offers the GLC with some impressive optional tech features. Augmented-reality navigation, a 13-speaker Burmester audio system, a wireless charging pad, a head-up display, and gesture control.

When it comes to safety, the GLC offers an impressive roster of standard equipment. Despite the lengthy list of standard features, we still recommend springing for a few packages, as they bring equipment that’s worth having.

The GLC comes standard with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, driver attention monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic parking assist, safe exit assist, and automatic high-beam assist. Optional safety features include traffic sign recognition, a surround-view camera, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic lane changing, front cross-traffic alert, lane centering assist, evasive steering assist, and more.

Final Thoughts. In the packed compact class, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLC Coupe have a lot to offer to consumers, even in their base guises. With the standard engine, the GLC and GLC Coupe put luxury, comfort, and tech over everything else, while the AMG models bring some serious firepower to the party. They’re the ones to have, though they require a lot more money over the base trims.

The BMW X3 is the natural competitor to the GLC. It has similarly powerful engines, comparable tech features, and an interior with a similar amount of space. The X3 has slightly sharper handling.

The Porsche Macan is hardly a versatile compact SUV, as it has cramped rear seats and a small cargo area, but it delivers athletic handling that mirrors a sports car. It’s also available with powerful engines.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 255 HP / 273 ft.lbs.
9-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 27 / 24 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 255 HP / 273 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 27 / 24 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
17.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
56.5 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
183.3 "
Exterior Width
74.4 "
Exterior Height
64.7 "
Front Headroom
39.6 "
Rear Headroom
39.6 "
Front Legroom
40.8 "
Rear Legroom
37.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,889 Lbs.
Wheel Base
113 "
Turning Radius
19.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 18.0 " / 19.0 " / 19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Amg Aluminum / 20.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Amg Aluminum / 20.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Matte Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Body-colored / Front Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Chrome / Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Mb-tex Leatherette / Leather
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(10-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(10-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
6 / 13 Burmester
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt / Power Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Active Brake Assist With Autonomous Emergency Braking Forward Collision Mitigation / Pre-safe Plus Forward Collision Mitigation / Bas Plus With Cross-traffic Assist Forward Collision Mitigation W/left Turn Assist
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Assist Blind Spot / Active Blind Spot Assist Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Active Lane Keeping Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Active Lane Change Assist Hands-on (with Lane Change) Steering Assist / Distronic Plus With Steering Assist Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention / Pre-safe Brake With Pedestrian Recognition Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Attention Assist Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Highbeam Assist (aha) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Parktronic W/active Parking Assist Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Accessories Months
24 Months / Unlimited Miles

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