Mercedes-Benz GLC Named 2017 SUV of the Year

November 28th, 2016 by

GLCAfter Mercedes-Benz introduced the GLC SUV last year, this popular and well-rounded compact SUV is back again for the 2017 model year and has earned the coveted Motor Trend 2017 SUV of the Year Award. They praise this model for “the elegance of the design,” the “extra headroom when compared to a direct competitor,” the turbocharged inline-four which “feels very much like a V-6,” and the “cheapest E-Class you can buy.” Review its accolades before seeing it for yourself at Vin Devers Autohaus of Sylvania.

Opulent Cabin

“Overall, this is a great vehicle. You know you’re getting into a Mercedes as soon as you open the door to the GLC. The quality of the materials and the elegance of the design are very consistent with the Mercedes-Benz brand proposition and reputation.”

The cabin of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC features a generous range of premium luxury and tech features. Take your pick of MB-Tex® leatherette upholstery and leather upholstery, and opt for upgrades like premium wood-grained trim accents. Standard tech includes mbrace® Connect, Bluetooth®* phone and audio, and HD Radio™. You can also opt for premium features like a 14-speaker Burmester® sound system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and much more.

Passenger and Cargo Space

“The length translates primarily into rear-seat space, including extra headroom when compared to a direct competitor such as the Cadillac XT5.”

When Mercedes-Benz introduced the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV last year, it was clear that it was built with accessibility and functionality in mind as well. This is evident from the amount of room available, including plenty of space for up to five adult passengers and a max cargo volume of 56.5 cubic feet.

Performance Specs

“‘This feels very much like a V6,’ Chris Walton said of the little engine’s grunt, ‘and a good one at that.’”

The standard powertrain on the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is a turbocharged 2.0L inline-four that makes 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. You can also upgrade to the Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLC 43 for a turbocharged 3.0L V6 that pumps out 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque.


“[A] bunch of Germans I know like to joke that it is the cheapest E-Class you can buy. Thing is, they ain’t joking.”

On top of its spacious dimensions, luxurious design, abundant features, and robust performance, this luxury SUV remains relatively accessible in terms of price with an MSRP starting at only $39,150.

Experience the Dynamic Performance and Sophistication of the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV

There are countless reasons to be excited about the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV, made evident by its status as the 2017 Motor Trend SUV of the year. Whether you’re looking for a daily commuter, a family vehicle, or a luxurious model with the feel of a sedan along with the extra oomph of an SUV, the Mercedes-Benz GLC is a great choice. Find it for yourself at Vin Devers Autohaus of Sylvania, located at 5570 Monroe St. in Sylvania, OH, and contact us for details.

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