2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs
Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV
- Starting at $43,200 MSRP*
- Inline-4 turbo, AMG®-enhanced V6 biturbo, or handcrafted AMG V8 biturbo powertrain options
- 9-speed automatic transmission (7 on hybrid, AMG® SPEEDSHIFT® on AMG® models)
- Standard Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia display and Apple CarPlay / Android Auto integration
- Radar-based Active Brake Assist collision mitigation
- Optional Mercedes me connect featuring smartphone app with Remote Start and 4G LTE WiFi
- Wide selection of hand-fitted upholsteries, from MB-Tex to designo Nappa leather
- Available 13-speaker Burmester® Surround Sound System
About the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV
Crisp proportions, a muscular body, and a long wheelbase reflect the meticulous attention to detail and athleticism infused into the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV. A variety of potent performance options allow you and your passengers to ride in sport-sedan style with up to 56.5 cubic feet of cargo space. Technology is a core strength of the GLC SUV, with available features like Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), Apple CarPlay integration, and an available 10.25-inch display screen. From supple yet durable MB-Tex to exquisitely soft designo Nappa leather, you’ll have virtually endless possibilities for tailoring the luxurious interior of the GLC SUV to your exact tastes. A collection of standard and optional systems can monitor all around you, alert you, help you brake, and even react on your behalf to help reduce collisions. Numerous exterior styling packages help your Mercedes-Benz GLC stand out in a sea of average luxury SUVs.
What the Critics Say
The GLC interior delivers attractive materials, wonderful build quality, and comfortable passenger accommodations. Mercedes also stocks the GLC with luxurious standard equipment that includes dual-zone climate control and power-adjustable front seats with heated cushions.” — Car and Driver
One of the great pleasures of driving the 2021 GLC 300 SUV is how driver-friendly it is. Thanks to a tight turning circle and responsive steering, the GLC-Class is easy to weave through traffic. The 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine feels refined and achieves decent fuel economy. Yet Mercedes-Benz claims a zero-to-60 mph time of 6.1 seconds, which is relatively eager.” — Kelley Blue Book
What’s New for 2021
The biggest changes to the Mercedes-Benz GLC come in the form of an expanded list of standard features for the 2021 model year. Now standard across the model range is a passive hands-free entry system, rear cross-traffic alert, and a self-parking function. You can now select automatic high-beam assist and a 360-degree camera system as standalone options on GLC 300 models instead of an entire option package. Finally, Cirrus Silver is a newly available exterior color choice that debuts for the 2021 model year.
Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV Features
Combining the commanding presence of an SUV with the road feel of a sports sedan, the stunning Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV offers a remarkable solution to conquering your next challenge. Drivers have their choice of a standard Inline-4 turbo, an available AMG®-enhanced V6 biturbo, or an optional handcrafted AMG® V8 biturbo. 4MATIC® all-wheel drive provides the utmost in confidence and stability across all types of road conditions. Smooth, sport-focused, and smart – the GLC 300 comes standard with a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission featuring DYNAMIC SELECT for a personalized driving experience. You’ll be able to hit the streets with poise thanks to a race-inspired 4-wheel multilink suspension that clings to curves yet glides over bumps. Chiseled proportions and chrome details reflect the perfected balance of athleticism and elegance of the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV.
To complement your never-ending thirst for adventure, the upscale interior of the GLC SUV has the passenger room and cargo-carrying capabilities that fit your mood, your gear, and your loved ones. Hand-fitted upholstery options range from soft yet durable MB-Tex to supple designo Nappa leather. Hand-finished wood trim is offered in as many as 5 low-sheen or glossy accents. Audiophiles can opt for the Burmester® SURROUND SOUND which fill the cabin via 13 high-quality speakers with exquisitely drilled metal grilles. Optional heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel ensure that you’ll remain comfortable regardless of the exterior temperature. New 3-zone climate control ensures personalized comfort for all occupants as well. Available multicolor ambient lighting along with white illuminated front door sills provides a calming aura of relaxation inside the GLC SUV.
Technology & Safety Innovations
Technology remains a key strength of the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV. Positioned in the center of the dashboard, a high-definition 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia display. One unique characteristic of this system is “Hey, Mercedes” keyword activation. This component of the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) system responds to everyday language, like you’re talking to another person. It even has the ability to understand phrases over time for improved functionality. Other standard connectivity features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, **Bluetooth audio streaming, and dual USB-C audio ports.
Groundbreaking safety innovations help elevate the GLC SUV above the competition. The latest generation of Mercedes-Benz driver assistance systems gives cooperative support to the driver. These include Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC®, Active Brake Assist with Cross-Traffic Function, and Active Stop-and-Go Assist. To recognize traffic jams, Active Stop-and-Go Assist evaluates the road category, speed, and distances from vehicles traveling ahead and in adjacent lanes.
Trims & Specs
GLC 300 SUV
- Starting at $43,200 MSRP*
- 2.0L inline-4 turbo with Direct Injection (255 HP / 273 lb-ft TQ) and 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles
- Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with 10.25-inch display screen
- KEYLESS-START and Remote Start via Mercedes me Mobile App
- Power, heated front seats with 3-position driver-seat memory
- Blind Spot Assist with Exit Warning Assist
GLC 300 4MATIC® SUV
- Starting at $45,200 MSRP*
- 4MATIC® permanent all-wheel drive with Torque Vectoring Brake
- Adaptive braking technology: Predictive Brake Priming, Automatic Brake Drying, Hill-Start Assist, and brake HOLD feature
- Available Burmester® Surround Sound System
- Power tilt/telescoping steering column
- Power liftgate
*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.