Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
  • Likely to provide best-in-class safety record
  • Standard safety kit impresses, even more optional
  • LED headlamps are part of the standard kit

It’s unlikely the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe will be safety-tested by the experts at Euro NCAP as a separate model but the regular SUV version of the car received the full five stars and a best-in-class title when it was examined.

Standard safety equipment is impressive but this can be bolstered further with the optional Driving Assistance pack as well as the excellent head-up display unit.

For more details about the Coupe’s safety, read the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV review.

  • Boot is decently-sized and seatbacks fold flat
  • Access to it is restricted due to high lip
  • Luggage cover seems unnecessarily fiddly

View the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe alongside its SUV sibling with a more traditional, estate car-esque rear end, and you’ll immediately appreciate that this is less practical.

The Coupe’s lower by 42mm than the SUV, slightly compromising rear seat headroom, but is also longer to the tune of 76mm, benefiting boot space.

Perhaps remarkably, with the rear seats in place, the Coupe’s 500-litre boot is only 50 litres shy of the SUV’s figure; fold them over and the difference is more stark, with the Coupe offering up 1,400 litres to the SUV’s 1,600-litre volume.

Statistics only tell part of the story, though. Open the Coupe’s large tailgate – thankfully that’s electrically-assisted – and two things immediately strike you: 1) that the boot lip is very high and 2) the high boot floor makes it appear very shallow, not great if you need to carry taller items.

The secret is that the floor is false, with the volume of space beneath it effectively doubling its depth, but it would prove awkward lifting heavy cargo back out of that well. Usefully, the false floor’s lockable and when it’s in place and the seatbacks are folded over, the boot floor’s long and flat.

We were less impressed by the recoiling luggage cover. It doesn’t rise up in unison with the tailgate, instead you have to un- and re-hook it from toggles near the boot opening. With no track for the runners to feed along, it’s somewhat fiddly.

Mercedes claims the aerodynamics of the tailgate mean there’s no need for a rear wiper, either. So far we’ve only tested the GLC Coupe in dry conditions but it’s something that will prove to be true or otherwise in Britain’s inclement conditions.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats

AMG equipment

AMG standard equipment
  • Sports seats
AMG optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim

AMG Line equipment

AMG Line standard equipment
  • Sports seats
AMG Line optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support

AMG Line Premium equipment

AMG Line Premium standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
AMG Line Premium optional equipment
None available

AMG Line Premium Plus equipment

AMG Line Premium Plus standard equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
AMG Line Premium Plus optional equipment
None available

AMG Line Ultimate equipment

AMG Line Ultimate standard equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
AMG Line Ultimate optional equipment
None available

AMG S equipment

AMG S standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
AMG S optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support

AMG S Edition 1 equipment

AMG S Edition 1 standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
AMG S Edition 1 optional equipment
  • Headlight washers

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
Sport optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof