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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 review

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Pros

  • Comfortable interior
  • Luxurious design
  • Balance of comfort and power

Cons

  • Limited cargo space
  • Not much towing capacity
  • Many features are optional

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 28 highway, 23 combined

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The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is a luxurious SUV

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is one of the most luxurious SUVs available. Its rivals have been refreshed more recently, including the Audi Q5 and BMW X3, but the GLC's great styling, luxurious interior and impressive tech continue to make it a top choice.

2022 marked the final year of the first GLC generation and Mercedes-Benz lightly streamlined the SUV's features and dropped the previously available V8 engine. The standard four-cylinder engine is powerful enough for most drivers; the GLC 300 can make passes on highways easily. Its maneuverability is perhaps its best feature. It may be a stretch to say it's fun to drive, but the GLC 300 is a pleasure to be in.

Its weakness is certainly its storage capacity. While the rival BMW X3 offers nearly 30 cu-ft of storage, the GLC 300 boasts just 19.4 cu-ft. That's well below average for the class. Despite the less-than-desirable storage, you'll find ample room for passengers—the backseat is comfortable for adults and kids alike.

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What We Like

Tech: The standard infotainment system, MBUX, is impressive, good-looking and easy to use. A stand-out feature is the voice control system, which is one of the few worth using. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto are standard features.

Interior: Luxurious and filled with premium features, the interior is a great place to spend time, making the GLC 300 a wonderful daily driver. The driver's seat is heavily adjustable and the rear seat offers ample legroom.

Performance: The suspension leans towards comfort, but the engine is powerful enough to deliver an engaging driving experience. Steering is light and responsive enough to make driving around town enjoyable.

What Needs Improvement

Storage: Cargo space is lacking compared to rivals like the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. Maximum towing capacity, when properly equipped, is just 3,300 pounds, compared to the more than 4,000 pounds the X3 is capable of hauling.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4
Excellent

RepairPal gave the Mercedes-Benz GLC300 an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4th out of 29 among Luxury Midsize SUVs.

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Mercedes-Benz GLC300 features and specs

(no trim) 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Parking
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Burmester Audio
  • CD Audio
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

255

Torque (ft-lbs)

273

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

17.4

Wheelbase

113.1"

Overall length

183.3"

Width

74.4"

Height

64.7"

Leg room

F 40.8"/R 37.3"

Head room

F 39.6"/R 39.6"

Front tires

P235/60HR18

Rear tires

P235/60HR18

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

350/3500 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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