2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What's New For 2018?
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class line-up adds two brand-new trim options - the high-octane AMG GLC63 and the long-awaited plug-in hybrid GLC 350e. There is now a smartphone app integration package available that allows you to connect via Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. Additionally, some of the packages got renamed and reconfigured. The only other major change is that heated windshield wipers are now standard across the line-up.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is only available as a small luxury crossover SUV that is capable of seating five passengers.
With this year's additions of the GLC 350e and the AMG GLC 63 to the line-up, there are now a total of four trim levels available. The base GLC 300 trim is equipped with standard rear-wheel drive but also has an all-wheel drive variant available, which is called the GLC 300 4Matic. The 300 comes standard with a 2.0-L 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Features include a power liftgate, keyless ignition and entry, and automatic windshield wipers. The new GLC 350e plug-in hybrid slots in just above the 300 and features an electric battery pack matched to the 2.0-L engine which together generates 315 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. The AMG GLC 43 comes with a powerful 3.0-L V6 engine that produces 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. It features larger wheels than the 300 and makes standard all of the features found in the 300's Premium package. The line-topping, all-new AMG GLC 63 is equipped with a high-powered 4.0-L V8 engine that produces a solid 469 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. This trim features an impressive 14-speaker audio system, all-wheel drive, and an upgraded braking system.
This small SUV is exciting and yet very comfortable to drive. Although it cannot best the top competitors in its class for speedy acceleration, the GLC-Class can make it from 0 to 60 mph in a decent 6.7 seconds. The 300 trim seems to have a rather long stopping distance when making a panic stop, but the AMG might fare a bit better. Around town, however, the brake pedal feels secure. Sport mode is surprisingly much more responsive than Normal mode, which is rather lackluster. Some effort is required when it comes to steering, but it feels well-moderated in Sport mode. The GLC-Class is quite nimble for an SUV and takes turns with a lot of ease. There is not much body roll to speak of, and winding roadways are not a problem.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is somewhat fuel-savvy for an SUV. On the 4-cylinder engine with rear-wheel drive, you can get 24 mpg combined (22 city/28), and the 4Matic is not much different. Of course, the new AMG GLC 63's massive engine will net you less, but numbers for that as well as the 350e are not in yet.
Overall, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is a spunky crossover SUV. It mixes luxury with performance and has a surprisingly agile demeanor for its class, making it worthy of taking for a spin.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Mercedes-Benz GLC Class invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Mercedes-Benz GLC Class MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.