Mercedes offers a very refined mid-sized, sports oriented SUV for those seeking luxury, style, comfort and performance. Among the class the Mercedes is a bit less capable when it comes to off road, or deep snow with just under 6″ of ground clearance. However, let’s face it… 90% of SUV buyers never need more clearance for a few weekend ski trips or camping adventures.
As always, the Mercedes is all about comfort and luxury with no exception here. If you’re more likely to be rolling up to your tennis, golf or yacht club on the weekends rather than driving up to Tahoe during an epic 5 ft monster snow event… than this could be a great choice.
I really like the stying inside and out, with plush leather seats, complex infotainment center, and smooth handling around town.
Like others in this category you can boost up the HP and sporty looks by jumping up to the more prestigious AMG series where you get more HP than you can ever use on a public road. The base model is quite good with 255 HP and 0-60 in 6.2 seconds. The AMG has a blistering 385 HP with 0-60 in only 4.7 seconds. These are not the highest stats in the group, but certainly enough to get your blood pumping on a winding road.
There is something quite unique about all Mercedes from their notorious reliability to refined presence as you roll down the road. Every time you sit in a Mercedes you feel the quality and stability of the vehicle.
Pricing for a GLC 300 will start around $50,000 and you can go a bit more crazy with the AMG 63 for around $85,000 and up. So you have a wide range of entry points and features to really customize your desired price range and style / performance points. You will need to be mindful that their 4-Matic AWD system is not standard and will cost you a bit extra for the enhanced version.