2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic
Bottom line: The GLC300 4Matic is a good wagon/SUV for an affluent family of five. You won’t be disappointed with the quality of the product or Mercedes-Benz service. Body style/layout: The GLC300 4Matic is a compact, front-engine, all-wheel-drive wagon/SUV largely based on the laudable Mercedes-Benz C-class sedan. New for 2017 is the high-performance AMG GLC43. Other GLC-class models include the GLC300 and GLC300 4Matic.
Head-turning quotient: It is a Mercedes-Benz. It always gets attention. Ride, acceleration and handling: It is pleasing in all areas. It will be interesting to see how the engineered-for-highperformance AMG GLC43 performs in comparison with this one. Capacities: Seating is for five people. Maximum cargo capacity is 56.5 cubic feet. Fuel capacity is 17.4 gallons. Premium grade is required. Mileage: I averaged 28 miles per gallon with two passengers and a light cargo load in highway driving. Safety: Standard equipment includes front and rear ventilated disc brakes; fourwheel anti-lock brake protection; emergency braking assistance; automatic brake drying; post-collision and precollision safety systems; traction and stability control; dusk-sensing headlights; side and head air bags. Pricing: The 2017 GLC300 4Matic starts at $41,150. The price as driven for this column is $61,895, including an estimated $21,000 in options (sport package cosmetics, premium sound system, advanced electronic safety options) and a $925 factory-to-dealer shipment charge.