2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe Review: A Classy City Runabout

The growing popularity of coupe-style SUVs sees the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe drawing a lot of attention from budding professional families. Combining the practicality of a compact SUV with sleeker styling helps to convey a sense of responsibility and sophistication, which plays right into the German automaker's brand ethos. Naturally, this sits well with rising stars who want the best for their families, too. Aside from a decent amount of cargo space, the GLC-Class Coupe SUV is extremely luxurious and upscale on the inside, with loads of inclusive features. The turbocharged inline-4 under the hood is not super powerful, but it delivers 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, which is more than enough to hustle the small luxury vehicle along. The Merc's chief rivals, the BMW X4 and Audi Q5 Sportback, are similarly powered but lean more into the more sporting aspirations of their style.

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe Changes: What’s The Difference vs The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe?

The US-market 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe gets a few new features, including a standard 360-degree surround-view camera system, park assist, push-button start, and rear cross-traffic alert. Hands-free entry, a dashcam, auto high beams, and parking damage detection are now standalone options, and Cirrus Silver is added to the list of exterior paint options. Despite being close to six years old, the first-gen GLC-Class SUV is still looking fresh thanks to a facelift last year.

Pros and Cons

  • Sleeker, more stylish coupe design
  • Handsome, upscale interior
  • Long list of inclusive tech
  • Decent power and good handling
  • Excellent safety rating
  • Coupe roof limits rear headroom
  • Cargo room is also small for an SUV
  • Average reliability rating
  • The AMG variant is way more enticing

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe Trims and Prices

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$51,650

GLC-Class Coupe Exterior

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe Front View
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Dimensions

  • Length 186.3 in
  • Wheelbase 113.1 in
  • Height 63.0 in
  • Max Width 74.4 in
  • Front Width 66.7 in
  • Rear Width 63.2 in
  • Curb Weight 4,028.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Obsidian Black Metallic +$720
  • Graphite Grey Metallic +$720
  • Mojave Silver Metallic +$720
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic +$720
  • Cirrus Silver Metallic +$720
  • Selenite Grey Metallic +$720
  • Lunar Blue Metallic +$720
  • designo Cardinal Red Metallic +$1,080
  • designo Diamond White Metallic +$1,515
  • designo Selenite Grey Magno +$2,020
  • Polar White
  • Black

GLC-Class Coupe Performance

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Engine and Transmission

The 2021 GLC-Class Coupe takes a page from all its German rivals and comes equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder gas engine. This means access to 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, and fuel economy figures that aren't the worst in class, but nor are they the best. Power is sent to a 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system, and with the output-to-weight ratio what it is, acceleration, handling, and capability benefit: outputs are sufficient for a 0-60 mph sprint time of just 6.2 seconds, while maximum towing capacity is set at 3,500 lbs. Rowing the gears is a 9-speed automatic transmission that favors performance or economy, depending on which of the five drive modes you have selected. Still, there's loads of lowdown torque, and the GLC Coupe is as much of a pleasure to pilot around city streets as it is when cruising down the highway.

  • Engine
    2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission
    9-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    AWD

GLC-Class Coupe Gas Mileage

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    17.4 Gallons
  • Fuel Economy
    City/Hwy: 22/28 mpg
* 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe

GLC-Class Coupe Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    5-seater
  • Front Leg Room 40.8 in
  • Front Head Room 38.9 in
  • Rear Leg Room 37.2 in
  • Rear Head Room 38.3 in

GLC-Class Coupe Trunk and Cargo Space

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GLC-Class Coupe Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

Verdict: Is the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe A Good SUV?

There's no denying that a luxury car with a coupe-style roof is a hot number. And, with almost everyone in the USA clamoring to get behind the wheel of a crossover or SUV, it only makes sense that Merc would meld these two desires. You still get a car with improved levels of practicality, but you get the added bonus of a very attractive vehicle that will turn heads and earn you several approving nods. The GLC-Class Coupe is a great example of this union of ideas, even if it does make some compromises. The trunk is a bit small for the segment, and it's not quite as fun to drive as the X4. However, it earns top marks for its interior, and while the NHTSA doesn't have a review of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-CLass Coupe, the results of its SUV-sibling's crash tests were excellent. When it comes to cruising around town with your family in absolute style and luxury, this is a hard offer to pass up. It's especially ideal for starting families with small kids who won't care about the reduced headroom in the back - but you'll need to budget carefully as the GLC Coupe is expensive, as are the optional extras.

What Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe Model Should I Buy?

You are offered no choice when it comes to model since the GLC 300 4Matic Coupe stands apart from the rest of the class. Thus, it all comes down to how you want to spec your Merc. Considering the base price of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe comes in at $51,650, we'd suggest adding the $1,700 Driver Assistance Package, which necessitates the $1,295 Multimedia package, and the $850 Burmester surround-sound system. This brings the total cost to $55,495 before destination fees.

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