The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV has scored a 5-star safety rating in Euro NCAP crash tests. Some standout safety features include 3-point seatbelts for all five occupants, 7 airbags, Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Car to X communication, Active Brake Assist, Active Parking Assist, 360-degree camera, Pre-Safe and Attention Assist.
Mercedes GLC SUV Pros
- Great looks matched to solid build quality
- Premium quality interiors, supportive seats, filled with technology
- Adequate interior space and 620 litres of luggage-carrying capacity
- Fast and competent petrol and diesel powerplants
- The Mercedes 9-speed AT gearbox is now very good! And smooth too
- Well-damped suspension offers mature ride quality
- Fun to drive (unlike the last-gen GLC)! Very good handling, well-calibrated steering & excellent high-speed manners
- Loaded with features such as seat massagers, latest-gen MBUX, transparent bonnet & lots more
- Impressive 15-speaker Burmester audio system
- 5-star NCAP rating, top-notch safety kit & a suite of electronic aids to keep you safe
Mercedes GLC SUV Cons
- Expected to be even more expensive than the outgoing model! Old GLC 220d was priced between 82 – 85 lakhs on-road
- More powerful 300d tune is sadly not offered on the new GLC. Period. We hope it is introduced at a later stage
- Touch-type controls can take time to get used to. Physical buttons are gone! Even ORVM adjustment is touch-based & non-user-friendly
- Back seat is more suitable for 2 healthy adults and a child. Not 3 healthy adults
- Missing features such as cooled seats, passive keyless entry, head-up display, Level 2 ADAS, full-size spare tyre (has a space saver tyre) etc.
- Small ORVMs with limited adjustment range. Clearly, form over function here
- Heavier adults will find the front seats too snug
- Suspension has a firm edge to it. That & the 19-inch wheels make potholes felt at low speeds
Read Team-BHP’s detailed 2023 Mercedes GLC SUV Review.
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