It’s not every day that Mercedes-Benz takes home the prize as the favorite SUV, considering that this luxury brand has always flexed its muscles in the sedan range. But that doesn’t stop the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class from edging their way to the head of the pack and stealing the limelight. While it sits at higher levels where costs are concerned, clients don’t seem perturbed to hand over their hard-earned American dollars to own this SUV. While it’s clear lines and classic facade are enough to win a discerning customer over, it’s the high-level tech and magic under the hood that dazzles new owners.
What You Can Look Forward To Under The Hood
Drivers choose whether they’d like to go for a petrol or diesel engine, as well as the drive train of the car. The various engine models can generate horsepower between 241 and 503, which leaves a potential owner with the choice of whether they’re looking for an SUV that delivers good mileage or pushes out more power. Engine types to look forward to include an Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121, the Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 2.0 L/121, and the Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 3.0 L/183. The cream of the range, however, is the Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 4.0 L/243.
An Interior To Boast About
The GLC-Class offers users an interface called the Comand, which centralizes all the everyday functions in a central interface. While the interface does require some personalization and time to learn the ins and outs, drivers can expect to control all their tech components from this point. Apart from the 8.4-inch touchscreen, it also has an impressive surround-sound audio system, driver aids, smartphone integration, and voice control which make it a good option for those in the market for a high-end SUV.
Security And Safety Measures That Deserve A Nod
Mercedes-Benz is known for its high-level safety tech and the Parktronic with Active Park Assist is just the start. Drivers can also look forward to Pre-Safe Brake with Pedestrian Detection which is a must in dense traffic situations. The car also features and Attention Assist feature, which alerts you if you need to take a break.
The GLC-Class quickly reveals why it’s at the top of the list thanks to performance, safety, and tech features. To top it off, it also happens to drip with luxury and prestige.