Luxury shoppers in the market for an elite crossover have a lot to love with the midsize 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC (or the smaller GLA). This elegant vehicle comes loaded with safety features. It is available in two body styles: the traditional SUV model, or a stylish sporty coupe option. We’re going to explore the subtle differences between these two models in this 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV vs Coupe comparison.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV vs Coupe
Both the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV and Coupe come in several models and with generous standard features. In this comparison we are looking at the base model of each of these vehicles, rather than the elite Mercedes-AMG® midsize crossover options. Standard features on both models include KEYLESS START, Crosswind Assist®, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, a powered driver seat with memory settings, a rearview camera, a powered liftgate, DYNAMIC SELECT selectable driving modes, a seven-inch color display screen with media interface, and the PRE-SAFE® collision protection system*.
Powertrain and Driving Options
A 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine rated for 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission is the standard powertrain on both the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and SUV. However, these two models have different performance focuses. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV is available with rear-wheel drive, or the elite 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive system**. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe comes standard with 4MATIC®.
Body Style and Design
Both the Coupe and SUV of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC have four doors, but the Coupe features an elegant slopping roofline reminiscent of the angle on a two-door coupe. This is meant to emphasize the performance-oriented nature and sporty character of the vehicle. To compensate for a loss of roof height, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is three inches longer than the sedan, while maintaining the same width and wheel base.
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*PRE-SAFE closes the side windows when the system’s sensors detect side movements that suggest a possible rollover. A small gap is lef near the fully closed positon. Seat and head restraints adjust only when equipped with memory system.
*Best performance on snow and ice obtained with winter tires. Please always drive carefully, consistent with road conditions