Meet the new Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV, restyled and retooled for the 2023 model year. The GLC SUV has long been a popular model with drivers worldwide. But rather than resting on its laurels, Mercedes-Benz elevated the GLC SUV inside and out. As a result, the GLC has a sleek, bold exterior and the brand's newest technology. Then, of course, you get the sophisticated style and comfortable amenities you expect from Mercedes-Benz.
At Mercedes-Benz of Temecula, we know what luxury SUV drivers want. That's why we always have a vast selection of SUVs at competitive prices. If you're searching for a luxury vehicle, we offer a rotating list of special offers to make luxury SUV ownership more appealing. We asked our vehicle experts to review the GLC SUV to help buyers understand this new generation of luxury.
Unlike previous generations that featured multiple powertrain configurations that guided trim levels, the 2023 GLC SUV has a single trim with the option for all-wheel drive. The base model GLC 300 SUV starts at an MSRP of $47,100 before options. The GLC 300 4MATIC SUV comes in at $49,100 before add-ons.
In addition, Mercedes-Benz offers three equipment packages — Premium, Exclusive, and Pinnacle. The Premium edition raises the base price to $48,250, the Exclusive to $50,500, and the Pinnacle to $52,600.
Engineers upgraded the previous generation's engine to a turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with mild hybrid technology paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. This gas powertrain makes 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque while you get an additional electric boost from the 48-volt mild hybrid tech.
You get smooth, effortless shifting and power-on-demand with the electronic nine-speed transmission. Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters offer a more spirited driving experience, while three overdrive ratios let you refine your cruising speeds.
Rear-drive models deliver natural sport-inspired balance. However, upgrading to the 4MATIC AWD GLC SUV lets you take on more adventurous pathways. The Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC system continuously monitors all four wheels and adjusts power output to maximize traction over various surfaces and weather conditions.
In addition, the GLC SUV powertrain offers four drive modes to tune your throttle, shift points, steering, and suspension to suit your mood or the road. For example, you can select ECO for a relaxed, efficient ride or choose Sport mode and dial in a more thrilling drive. On 4MATIC models, you have an Off-Road option that maximizes traction and control. You even have a customizable drive mode to match your particular style.
Mercedes-Benz added cutting-edge tech to the GLC SUV. Now you can use the transparent hood function on 4MATIC models. This function uses the surround-view camera system to render images from beneath the front of your vehicle and transmit them to the touch screen interface, helping you navigate rugged terrain.
Other new tech includes the "Hey, Mercedes" voice assistant that lets you operate systems using voice commands in 27 languages. And the system uses the latest artificial intelligence technology that learns as you use it, resulting in a more personalized experience.
Of course, wireless charging comes standard, along with three ultra-fast USB-C ports. And you can add three additional 100-watt USB-C ports if you desire. Other optional systems include the Guard 360 system. This revolutionary tech stands a virtual guard around your GLC SUV with its surround view and optional dash-mounted cameras. If another car bumps into your GLC SUV, the system takes pictures and alerts you.
The GLC SUV comes equipped with digital headlamp technology that illuminates the way with a resolution of over 1 million pixels per headlight and adds to the driver-assist systems. In addition, digital lights offer higher precision than multi-beam LED headlights, minimizing the risk of dazzling other drivers. And this next-generation tech uses microchip technology and powerful computers that calculate data in milliseconds to project images onto the pavement ahead that warn you of cars, lane drifts, and even distance markers.
All your in-vehicle technology runs on an 11.9-inch touch screen infotainment display. This portrait-oriented display has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto pre-installed for your convenience. In addition, you can add a Wi-Fi hotspot and in-vehicle streaming to enhance your driving experience further. A Burmester 3D Surround Sound system delivers theater-quality music that you can customize to your ear and seating position.
Mercedes-Benz offers a suite of standard and available driver-assist systems designed to elevate your driving experience and keep you safe. Using cutting-edge sensors, cameras, and radar, these systems help improve safety, lessen driver fatigue, and even drive for you.
For example, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC enhances the cruise control system to keep your GLC SUV at a preset speed and following distance while in traffic. And the Active Brake Assist system continuously scans the way forward for obstacles. You receive visual and audio alerts when the sensors detect a possible collision. If you react slowly or with too little braking, the system engages brake support to help mitigate or avoid an accident.
A Blind-Spot Assist system uses similar technology to watch your blind spots. If you attempt a lane change with a vehicle in your blind spot, the system provides a visual and audible alert. In some situations, the system will give gentle steering correction to return you to your lane, avoiding an accident. Even parked, the sensors stay active, alerting you if you attempt to open the door with a vehicle approaching.
The Traffic Sign Assist system recognizes common traffic signs and sends images of these signs to your driver information screen. It also alerts you when you attempt to go against the traffic flow and when you enter and leave no passing zones.
If you're ready to upgrade your drive with a stylish, technologically advanced, and capable luxury SUV, we invite you to shop our virtual inventory. In addition, shoppers who prefer a personal demonstration can visit our showroom on Temecula Center Drive and speak with an SUV specialist. Our team will answer all your questions and let you take your preferred GLC model for a test drive.
Spec / Feature
2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV
|Powertrain||2.0L Inline 4-cylinder Turbo Engine with 48-volt Mild Hybrid System|
|Drivetrain||Rear-Wheel Drive (AWD 4MATIC® Available)|
|Standard Horsepower||255 hp (+23 hp through electric starter-generator)|
|Standard Torque||295 lb-ft (+148 lb-ft through electric starter-generator)|
|Standard 0-60 MPH Time||6.2 Seconds|
|Transmission||9G-TRONIC 9-speed Transmission|
|Available Drive Modes||DYNAMIC SELECT|
*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.  Burmester is a registered trademark of Burmester Audiosysteme GmbH, Berlin, Germany.