For those who’re choosing the Mercedes Glc over the almost an identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as well skip right to the Mercedes Glc. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the Mercedes Glc occurs to be considered one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Mercedes Glc presents ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this type of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction while you need it most.
The Mercedes Glc, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this sort of automobile. Cargo house is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the Mercedes Glc’s journey and driving expertise begin to fall according to more trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d recommend trying out the Mercedes Glc’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has the next most towing capability and superior cargo space and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at extra cost. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Mercedes Glc are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Mercedes Glc also affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Mercedes Glc contemporary by including a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Worth Package deal in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Mercedes Glc, which pushes the Mercedes Glc into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in long wheelbase Suburban form as effectively, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.