Love the car - now 4 years old but: after 6mths had to urgently replace the run-flat tire. Only one matching replacement could be found in the whole of Australia. Seriously. From Queensland as it happened.
Now computer "Control" system gone haywire. Easy fix. $10,000 for a new set up or, two weeks wait and $5,000 for a reconditioned unit via Singapore. Enjoy.
Purchased in September 2016.
Comments on tyre costs and crabbing on full lock
I recently purchased a 2017 GLC250 wagon in excellent condition, with 50,000 km on clock. My pre-purchase research had alerted me to the front wheel “crabbing” issues, which mean the run flat tyres have to be replaced frequently at great cost. My car had the steering problem fixed by getting new steering knuckles fitted under warranty, after the first owner argued long and hard; it appears to be mainly a RHD issue reflecting the very short steering links on RH side. Both tyre wear and driving enjoyment improved markedly. The air control suspension on my car contributes to its good ride and handling.
On high tyre costs, I have found there are quality 255/45/20 run flats available in the high $300s.
Purchased in May 2020.
Great Car, with Plenty to Give !!
Just traded from a BMW X5 to this Sports 350D turbo diesel. Smaller size wise but plenty of added features, smooth to drive and has that added grunt when you need it. The left hand turning knuckles needed changing to fix the excessive left side tyre wear, which Mercedes covered as part of the warranty, free of charge. Hoping, to continue having it for a little while longer.
Purchased in April 2018 at Mercedes-Benz Dealers.
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- GLC-Class X253 GLC 250 (2015-2021)
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Car drives well, performance is great. The drive is smooth. We mostly use for City driving and have had no issues. It is a big car, so takes a bit of getting used to when parking. Also doesn't trigger park assist as often as our previous A class.
Very roomy on the inside, which is just what we need. Can fit car seat + 2 adults, though admittedly a but tight. The look and feel of the dash and seats screams luxury.
The only negative for me is no Android auto, even though this is available in other Mercedes cars, just not the GLC.
- GLC-Class X253 GLC 250 (2015-2021)
- Verified purchase
German engineering at its best
This is the wife's car and she absolutely loves it. Easy car to drive, handles very well for a car of its size. Luxurious in and out, interior is really premium and best in class, easily trumping the Q5, X3, NX200, Discovery Sport in my opinion. Only negative is the GPS which is cumbersome and slow.
Had it for 1 year
Ordered beginning of last year - had it for just a bit over a year now.
It is very easy to drive. A lot of the new features that I am still learning.
I loved everything about this car except the auto parking system, which can be a little bit scary sometimes
Beautifully finished and well appointed
We're lucky enough to have ordered a GLC 250D quite early and took delivery in May 2016. First impressions were great, gorgeous colour (tenorite grey), packed with options as standard, wonderful fuel economy (it's September and have filled it 5 times since we took delivery in May ~4.5k kms), and the engine is quiet and punchy. We ordered the extra vision, and sound pack and got it for 76k drive away which is pretty amazing considering what you get. The car has every safety feature you could think of plus it pretty well drives itself. Controls a...re easy to reach and use - though I can't find where to adjust the HUD angle - voice recognition is seamless (for the most part) and the sound and ride quality is second to none. The only reason not giving it 5 stars is there is wind noise on the freeway from the right side mirror or window - it's a known design flaw - which you would not expect from a Merc and is annoying enough to cost a star.
Questions & Answers
Just recently purchased glc250 2019 but glc43 radiator grille look nicer than mine. Can i change my glc250 radiator grille with glc43 , does it need modification and will it revoked my glc250 warranty?
In my understanding these grilles are not interchangeable, at least that's what my dealer told me. But you can get one from a secondary market, although it won't be a native MB product, it will look identical. I thought of changing it on my C43 (to panamericana style) but for the aforementioned reasons decided that it's too much risk, as after all you are messing with a car and it's not guaranteed that everything will work as expected as the part is not from MB.
I was going to order my new grille from “CHROMETEC. GmbH” - a German company. You can search for them online. They have a good support team who can tell you which grille to order.
Does anyone have any issues with car rolling back? When I’m on a hill in drive and come to a full stop without doing the foot brake.. the car rolls back.. my car is 2019gcl 200..
I am in the process of purchasing a MY2017 X253 GLC 250. I am wondering why so many complain about front wheel skipping on turning when the owner of the vehicle I am purchasing complained strenuously to MB and had this problem fixed under warranty. Surely such a reputable company would have rolled this fix out to all cars exhibiting the problem?
Ian L, Canberra
On my 4 matic model, once the tyres were changed the problem went aware.
Mercedes Benz does not acknowledge that . So no fix under warranty . Problem becomes bigger in winter for some reason but it is not a huge issue really . This is a fantastic car . I got amg suspension it is very bad quality .when you turn car moves side to side few times .
Mine has air suspension and I look forward to trying it out when COVID restrictions ease and I can take delivery.
|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|Drive Type||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|Wheels||19" Alloy||20" Alloy||20" Alloy||20" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7.2 L/100km||7.2 L/100km||5.7 L/100km||6.3 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||66 L||66 L||66 L||66 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.1L||6 Cylinder 3.0L|
|Max Power||135kW @ 5500rpm||155kW @ 5500rpm||150kW @ 3800rpm||190kW @ 3400rpm|
|Max Torque||300Nm @ 1200-4000rpm||350Nm @ 1200-4000rpm||500Nm @ 1600-1800rpm||620Nm @ 1600-2400rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Germany||Germany||Germany||Germany|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||2,000 kg||2,000 kg||2,000 kg||2,000 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Sept 2018||Sept 2015||Sept 2015||Jan 2017|
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