The GLC-Class luxury crossover slots into the Mercedes SUV family with its mid-size dimensions, C-Class running gear—and this year, its emergence without V-8, V-6, inline-6, AMG, or Coupe models. Yet. For 2023, so far, it’s prepping for an on-sale date next year as a GLC300 with rear- or with all-wheel drive, which makes it competition for the BMW X3 as well as the Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60.
In its last generation, the GLC-Class earned a TCC Rating of 7.3 out of 10; with better infotainment and more interior room, it could nudge its way higher, but we’ll reserve judgment until we’ve driven one. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
Just about everything, though it’s a familiar story. The GLC 300 arrives with a sleek new exterior that owes much to the smaller GLA-Class, while its turbo-4 drivetrain comes right from the new ’22 C-Class sedan.
The rounded roofline of the new GLC…