By: Connie Peters
The GLC 300 is heavy on Tech and Safety, but also Heavy on Luxury
If you’re looking for a functional, tech-loaded luxury car plus great handling, look no further than the 2020 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 4MATIC. The Mercedes Benz name already has the weight of historical luxury attached to it along with the clout of the Benz name.
This newly redesigned for 2020 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 is a midsize SUV with full-time all-wheel-drive, Mercedes ‘4MATIC’ with enough space for cargo and kids. It starts at $48,800 CAD.
Discovering this car and all of its amazing tech features was especially fun on the fast and busy freeways in Atlanta with its six-lane stretches and speedy entangled over-and-underpasses.
The Safety Tech is off the charts, but some of it is Optional
Not only is the tech hot inside this car, but the safety tech is also off the charts.
The car will even change lanes for you! Watch how it’s done.
Not only does she change lanes for you, but all of the advanced safety features you would expect in this class are also here:
- Active brake assist
- Crosswind assist
- Blindspot assist
- 7 airbags
Optional advanced safety features include:
- Adaptive high beams
- Adaptive cruise control with enhanced stop-and-go
- Active lane-keeping assist
- Evasive steering assist
- Active emergency stop
- Traffic sign assist
- Active parking assist
- 360 camera
Driver and Parking Assist features are separate additional option packages.
Just Say “Hey Mercedes” and she talks back
Forget Siri, when you’re riding in this ‘Benz, you can say “Hey Mercedes” to say anything from ‘Turn up the heat” to asking her what the meaning of life is. It’s part of the all-new MBUX infotainment and AI experience for 2020 in the GLC.
While I’ve heard that some testers find it annoying that she may constantly think you’re talking to her and keep saying “How May I Help You”, this wasn’t the case for me. Teia and I talked and talked on our several drives in the GLC and the car only responded when we directly said “Hey Mercedes”.
Ask your Mercedes what the meaning of life is, and she may surprise you with some valuable insight:
You can even say “Hey Mercedes, tell me a joke”, and she will!
The MBUX infotainment and “Hey Mercedes” is part of the Premium Package for $4500 and includes:
- 25-inch touchscreen centre media display
- MB Navigation
- MBUX Augmented Video for Navigation
- No-charge navigation map updates for 2 years
- 3 years of Live Traffic service provided by TomTom
- Inductive wireless charging with NFC pairing
- Apple CarPlay
- Android Auto
- Traffic Sign Assist
- Panoramic sunroof
- EASY-PACK power tailgate
This 2020 GLC is New inside and out
The body and trims have been updated with more modern lines, larger touch screen, MBUX (“Hey Mercedes”) and a more powerful 4 cylinder Turbo engine with 13 more horsepower than previous models.
As you can see here, there is plenty of space in the trunk of the GLC, enough to accommodate a stroller or some luggage and definitely the basics like groceries.
Teia and I had all of our luggage in the trunk with space to add more.
Level up to the AMG Line for Sportier Looks
Our GLC 300 came with the updated AMG Line package, including these beautiful 19″ 5-spoke wheels.
Get the AMG Line (Sport Package) for $1,500, which includes
- AMG body styling
- 19-inch AMG twin 5-spoke aero wheels
- Chrome diamond-block grille
- Sport brake system
This a beautifully appointed luxury car, the name just says it all. It’s a best seller for Mercedes Benz because of its versatility in its class. I loved the interior, the tech, and the safety features. It drives like a dream and has every feature I would want for my family’s daily driving needs.
* I was hosted by A Girls Guide to Cars and drove the Mercedes Benz GLC 300 over the course of three days.