2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV

absolutely! AUTO REVIEW | By Steve Kursar –

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV is a four-door crossover that can be whatever you want it to be.  Want a standard cushy, luxury crossover to impress the neighbors? Mercedes has a GLC SUV for that. Want a rip-roaring, blow the doors off most any other car on the road? Yup, Mercedes has a version of the GLC SUV that can do that, too. It just depends on how much you’re ready to spend to get what you want.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV has been in the market for four years and is the brand’s most popular SUV model. The 2020 model year version was heavily refreshed, and it looks spectacular.  It features a more stylish appearance, a new control concept, the infotainment system MBUX, innovative driving assistance systems and a new range of engine choices. There are enough options to make the GLC exactly you want it to be.

Let’s start with the basics.  For an MSRP of $42,500, the standard GLC 300 SUV comes powered by a new, more powerful and efficient four-cylinder engine, a 255 hp, 2.0-liter inline-4 turbo engine.  Mated to a new 9-speed automatic transmission, the base GLC SUV gets fuel economy ratings of 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.  This bottom-of-the-line GLC SUV is no slacker, though.  It goes from 0 to 60 in a smidge over six seconds, and that’s pretty respectable.  There’s an all-wheel drive version along with a gas-electric hybrid model.

Standard on the GLC SUV is a system to modify the driving characteristics.  Named Dynamic Select, this system changes the engine, transmission, suspension and steering to suit your driving desires, and it makes the SUV handle surprisingly different, from comfortable to pleasantly sporty to uncompromisingly sporty.

The super-fun, and more expensive GLC SUVs, share the same sheet metal as the standard GLC SUV, but they both were redesigned by the engineers at AMG into a modern muscle crossover.  The AMG 43 GLC SUV has a 385 hp, 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine that will rocket the crossover from 0 to 60 in just over four and a half seconds, and the AMG 63 GLC SUV has a 469 hp, 4.0 liter V8 biturbo engine and will get you from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds.  Both AMG models have beefed up brakes and suspensions to handle the extra power.

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV can be what you want it to be. Just pick the model that works best for you.