Mercedes Benz GLC300 Rent in Dubai
The field of compact luxury crossovers is an eclectic mix of fancy and sporty, and the Mercedes Benz GLC300 Rent in Dubai is more of the former than the latter. While Mercedes does offer two higher-performance versions courtesy of the brand’s AMG subdivision, the mainstream model is more focused on style and refinement. Of course, those who think those traits are alluring but want something more fashion-forward can opt for the sloped-back GLC-class coupe, reviewed separately. Regardless of body style, the GLC are motivated by a turbocharged four-cylinder, and it makes this SUV surprisingly quick. The 2021 GLC-class isn’t as fun to drive as its sportier peers, but it is definitely one of the more luxurious options in its class.
For Mercedes Benz GLC300 Rent in Dubai lineup with more standard features and more standalone options. A passive hands-free entry as well as a self-parking function and rear cross-traffic alert are now included on every model. Automatic high-beam assist and a 360-degree camera system are now available separately on a GLC300 without being bundled as part of a package. Mercedes also adds Cirrus Silver to the list of available paint colors. The plug-in-hybrid GLC350e has been discontinued.
We’re smitten with the sportier GLC43, which we review separately, but the GLC43 costs an additional $17,000 and is more crossover than most consumers want. Those buyers considering the tamer models should select the regular GLC300, and those who want an added sense of wintertime security can equip the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system for $2000. Although it already has a host of desirable standard features, we’d improve its luxury cred with the Leather Seating package that swaps the faux leather for the real deal. We’d also choose the packages to secure the ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and the suite of driver assists.
A 255-hp turbocharged four-cylinder mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission is the GLC300’s standard powertrain. Rear-wheel drive is the default setup but all-wheel drive—called 4Matic—is optional. The GLC300 4Matic we drove in Germany had mostly responsive acceleration and well-behaved transmission behavior. The standard GLC lacks the driving verve of the Porsche Macan and other sportier rivals—see the AMG-tuned versions for maximum engagement—but it at least delivers a smooth and quiet ride. The GLC300 4Matic we tested also posted a brisk trip to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds. Its all-season tires provided a respectable 0.87 g of cornering grip, and contributed to the compact ute’s 172-foot stop from 70 mph. These results were close to the X3 xDrive30i that we compared it against, but in the end we gave a slight nod to the better Bimmer.
The rear-drive Mercedes Benz GLC300 Rent in Dubai is rated at 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway; the all-wheel-drive model sacrifices 1 mpg in both categories. We tested the GLC300 4Matic on our 75-mph fuel-economy route, which is part of our extensive testing regimen, where its 25-mpg result fell short of its highway rating. Compare that with four-cylinder competitors such as the BMW X3 (31 mpg) and the Audi Q5 (28 mpg). For more information about the GLC’s fuel economy, visit the EPA website.
The Mercedes Benz GLC300 Rent in Dubai interior delivers attractive materials, wonderful build quality, and comfortable passenger accommodations. Mercedes also stocks the GLC with luxurious standard equipment that includes dual-zone climate control and power-adjustable front seats with heated cushions. The SUV also can be upgraded with leather surfaces, head-up display, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, and more. Unfortunately, the GLC is less generous with its limited interior cubby storage and mediocre cargo capacity, which measures 19 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 57 cubes with the back seats folded. Each of those volumes are smaller than the X3 that offers 29 and 63 cubes, respectively. However, we fit eight carry-on suitcases behind the back seat of both.
Mercedes Benz GLC300 Rent in Dubai a versatile infotainment system that benefits from a variety of control inputs and contemporary features. The standard 10.25-inch touchscreen supports the company’s latest MBUX software that responds to voice commands. The system also can be operated by touch-sensitive controls on the steering wheel or a mostly intuitive touchpad on the center console. While Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability are standard, the fanciest audio system and wireless charging cost extra.
The GLC hasn’t been crash tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The last version that was evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) wasn’t named a Top Safety Pick. The Mercedes SUV also offers a variety of standard and optional driver-assistance technology. Key safety features include:
- Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
- Available lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
- Available adaptive cruise control
Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic SUV
front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon
PRICE AS TESTED
$59,475 (base price: $45,495)
turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
121 cu in, 1989 cc
255 hp @ 6100 rpm
273 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
Suspension (F/R): multilink/multilin
Brakes (F/R): 13.5-in vented, cross-drilled disc/12.6-in vented disc
Tires: Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Run Flat, 235/55R-19 101H M+S MOE
Wheelbase: 113.1 in
Length: 183.8 in
Width: 74.8 in
Height: 65.5 in
Passenger volume: 102 cu ft
Cargo volume: 19 cu ft
Curb weight: 4122 lb
Rollout, 1 ft: 0.3 sec
60 mph: 5.4 sec
100 mph: 15.4 sec
120 mph: 25.4 sec
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 6.7 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 3.6 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 4.6 sec
¼-mile: 14.2 sec @ 96 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 131 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 172 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.85 g
Observed: 20 mpg
75-mph highway driving: 25 mpg
Highway range: 430 miles
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/city/highway: 24/21/28 mpg
*Information may vary depending on the selected vehicle. All information was taken from manufacturer’s website.