Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Parkers verdict symbol for the BMW 3 Series Touring (2019-on)Should you buy a Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe?

This is a difficult car to recommend on rational grounds. It offers nothing over the GLC SUV it's based upon aside from the dubious style advantage of that coupe rear end. In isolation, it's a good SUV offered with a number of impressive engines, but when taken as a whole, we'd just take the GLC SUV, and take the financial saving.

If you do want a stylish coupe-themed SUV, the Range Rover Velar does that job so much better. If driving experience matters to you, the BMW X4 coupe SUV is just that bit more rewarding to spend time behind the wheel. So, does that mean the GLC Coupe is a poor choice?

Far from it – it's refined to drive, has a lovely interior, and in GLC 300 e Coupe form, it's tax efficient. Most people won't need anything more than the entry-level GLC 220 d Coupe, but the 300 d is much more rewarding to drive. We've yet to try the 300 e, but on paper at least, it looks very tempting if you can recharge it at home and your commute isn't too long.

But unless you really like the way it looks, we'll take the GLC SUV.

Further reading

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe (2020) rear view