Parkers overall rating: 3.6 out of 5 3.6

2022 Mercedes GLC interior front

  • Plenty of room and storage space up front  
  • Transmission tunnel robs middle rear seat legroom
  • Competitive bootspace with easy-to-fold rear seats

Space up front is plentiful with seats that slide back an impressive amount to accommodate long legs, plenty of elbow room between you and your front seat passenger and good head room, too. We would point out the panoramic roof fitted to AMG Line Premium Plus trim does erode head room by a few centimetres, though.

2022 Mercedes GLC rear seats

The rear isn’t quite as spacious as an Audi Q5, let alone a Land Rover Discovery Sport or larger mainstream rival such as the Kia Sorento. Rear head room is generous assuming you’ve avoided the panoramic roof, although rear leg room is merely adequate for those six-foot and above.

Try to fit three in the back and you’ll find there’s a tall and wide central tunnel to contend with. It’s a similar story with the Q5 and BMW X3, although the Discovery Sport has a flat rear floor that makes things a little easier. As we mentioned in the introduction, there is no seven-seat option available.

2022 Mercedes GLC boot

Boot space and storage 

Front seat passengers get a generous door pocket each, a sizeable cupholder under a lidded cubby, a shelf that’ll happily swallow a smartphone and wallet plus a sizeable cubby under the central front armrest. With that much useful oddment storage, we can forgive the pokey glovebox.

Rear seat occupants have door pockets big enough for a small bottle of water or two and map pockets on the rear of the front seats. Flop down the central rear armrest and you’ll find a shallow storage area and a couple of pop-out cupholders. 

Boot space is decent but not exceptional, with a 550-litre capacity with the rear seats in place. That’s less than an Audi Q5 or Land Rover Discovery Sport, with plug-in hybrid GLCs getting even less space. That’s because of a raised boot floor to help accommodate the big battery that powers the GLC in EV mode. All trims get an electric tailgate, handy boot-mounted switches to fold down the rear bench, luggage nets and tie down hooks to boost practicality.

Is the Mercedes GLC easy to park?

Despite the GLC having a long bonnet that disappears from view, standard all round parking sensors and a reversing camera make parking pretty straight forward. If that’s not enough assistance, even entry-level AMG Line trim gets self-parking tech that’ll steer you into a space all by itself.

Should you want a bit more peace of mind for tight manoeuvring, Premium Plus gets you a 360-degree camera system so you can easily see where the GLC’s extremities are. We wish the display was a bit higher in resolution, though.

Safety

  • Five-star Euro NCAP safety rating now expired
  • Optional driver assistance package
  • Two Isofix points as standard

The GLC was crash tested all the way back in 2015, although this score has now expired. While it got a five-star score, the regulations have got an awful lot stricter making comparisons with newer cars hard.

Automatic emergency braking is standard, but many useful bits of safety kit such as blind spot monitoring is available as part of a Driving Assistance pack only available on top-spec models.

Disappointingly you only get two Isofix child seat mounts, one on each outer rear seat.

Basic equipment

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

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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

AMG equipment

AMG standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
AMG Line optional equipment
  • ABS
  • 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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
AMG Line Premium optional equipment
None available

AMG Line Premium Plus equipment

AMG Line Premium Plus standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
AMG Line Premium Plus optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

AMG Line Ultimate equipment

AMG Line Ultimate standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
AMG Line Ultimate optional equipment
None available

AMG S equipment

AMG S standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
AMG S Edition 1 optional equipment
  • Headlight washers

AMG S Night Edition equipment

AMG S Night Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
AMG S Night Edition optional equipment
  • ABS
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support

Night Edition equipment

Night Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Night Edition optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
SE optional equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Sport optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support

Urban Edition equipment

Urban Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Urban Edition optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class was tested by Euro NCAP in 2015 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2015
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 95%
Child Occupant: 89%
Vulnerable Road Users: 82%
Safety Assist: 71%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.