2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC Model Overview - Mercedes-Benz of Akron

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Key Features

  • Starting at $43,850 MSRP*
  • Inline-4 turbo, AMG®-enhanced V6 biturbo, or handcrafted AMG® V8 biturbo powertrain options
  • 9-speed automatic transmission (AMG® SPEEDSHIFT® on AMG® models)
  • Standard Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia display and Apple CarPlay / Android Auto integration
  • Radar-based Active Brake Assist collision mitigation
  • Optional Mercedes me connect featuring smartphone app with Remote Start and 4G LTE WiFi
  • Wide selection of hand-fitted upholsteries, from MB-Tex to designo® Nappa leather
  • Available 13-speaker Burmester® Surround Sound System

Mercedes-Benz GLC

About the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV

A true representation of the quintessential luxury midsize SUV, the dynamic Mercedes-Benz GLC stands out with its bold proportions and sophisticated design cues. Infused with sport-sedan performance capabilities, the GLC SUV is available with a wide range of precision-crafted powertrains to help you get the most out of every mile. Up to 56.5 cubic feet of cargo space means you’ll have enough room for both cargo and passengers on the way to your destination. Cutting-edge technology highlights included as standard on the GLC include a 10.25-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay / Android Auto integration, and the groundbreaking Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system. Ranging from the luxurious yet durable MB-Tex upholstery to remarkably soft designo® Nappa leather, you’ll have nearly limitless possibilities for customizing the interior of your GLC to your precise specifications. Its suite of standard and optional driver-assist technologies can scan your surroundings, notify you of potential danger, take corrective braking action, and even react automatically to help avoid a potential collision. A variety of exterior appearance packages make it possible to add yet another personal touch to your Mercedes-Benz GLC.

What the Critics Say

The GLC interior delivers attractive materials, wonderful build quality, and comfortable passenger accommodations. Mercedes also stocks the GLC with luxurious standard equipment that includes dual-zone climate control and power-adjustable front seats with heated cushions.” — Car and Driver

Excellence is best demonstrated over time, and the Mercedes-Benz GLC is a testament to that philosophy. Since this current generation debuted back for the 2016 model year, the GLC has been one of our most highly recommended small luxury SUVs.” — Edmunds

What’s New for 2022

The majority of the changes to the luxurious Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV come in the form of newly standard equipment. On all 2022 models, automatic high-beams, parking damage detection, USB ports for second-row passengers, and a USB-C adaptive cable are now standard. Also new this year is the Starling Blue metallic exterior color choice. Finally, the available Premium Package now features passive hands-free entry.

Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV Features

Mercedes-Benz GLC Performance

Potent Performance

Featuring the on-road driving engagement of a sports sedan combined with the everyday versatility of an SUV, the dynamic Mercedes-Benz GLC is the perfect solution for luxury shoppers looking to make the most of their daily commutes. You’ll have your choice of a standard Inline-4 turbo, an available AMG®-enhanced V6 biturbo, or an optional handcrafted AMG® V8 biturbo. Available 4MATIC® all-wheel drive means that you’ll have superior stability and control across the entire range of road surface conditions. Giving the GLC lighting-fast response and impressive efficiency is a standard 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission featuring DYNAMIC SELECT for a personalized driving experience. A race-inspired 4-wheel multilink suspension provides a combination of agile yet smooth ride characteristics. Sculpted character lines and tasteful chrome accents help showcase the striking exterior look of the Mercedes-Benz GLC.

Mercedes-Benz GLC Interior

Premium Interior

The perfect space to match your relentless thirst for adventure, the premium interior of the Mercedes-Benz GLC has generous space and cargo room to fit your gear and companions on the way to your destination. Hand-selected upholstery options include a stylish yet durable MB-TEX to exclusive designo® Nappa leather. Eye-catching wood trim accents available in as many as 5 low-sheen or glossy finishes add yet another personal touch to the interior. Enjoy a concert-quality listening experience with the optional Burmester® SURROUND SOUND system featuring 13 individual speakers accented with drilled metal grille coverings. Exceptional comfort features like a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, and heated/ventilated front seats allow you to personalize your temperature preferences with ease. Three-zone climate control lets each occupant set their own temperature at the touch of a button. Further enhancing the mood of the interior is optional multicolor ambient lighting including white illuminated front door sills, providing a sense of calm and relaxation throughout the cabin of the Mercedes-Benz GLC.

Mercedes-Benz GLC Technology

Inspired Technology & Safety

Another signature attribute of the Mercedes-Benz GLC is its remarkable technology features. Located in the center of the dash is a stunning 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia display. “Hey, Mercedes” keyword activation is a signature component of this innovative system. Just as if you were talking to another person, the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) has the capability to understand everyday language commands. Additional connectivity features included as standard are Bluetooth® audio streaming, dual USB-C audio ports, and both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

State-of-the-art safety technologies help place the GLC above even its top competitors. The latest generation of Mercedes-Benz driver assistance systems offers impeccable support of the driver. These include Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC®, Active Brake Assist with Cross-Traffic Function, and Active Stop-and-Go Assist. To recognize traffic jams, Active Stop-and-Go Assist continuously monitors the road category, speed, and distances from vehicles traveling ahead and in adjacent lanes.

Trims & Specs



  • Starting at $43,850 MSRP*
  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo with Direct Injection (255 HP / 273 lb-ft TQ) and 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles
  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with 10.25-inch display screen
  • KEYLESS-START and Remote Start via Mercedes me Mobile App
  • Power, heated front seats with 3-position driver-seat memory
  • Blind Spot Assist with Exit Warning Assist



  • Starting at $45,850 MSRP*
  • 4MATIC® permanent all-wheel drive with Torque Vectoring Brake
  • Adaptive braking technology: Predictive Brake Priming, Automatic Brake Drying, Hill-Start Assist, and brake HOLD feature
  • Available Burmester® Surround Sound System
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Power liftgate

*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.