Car & Driver Magazine published a short first drive review of the GLC, a good few valuable points made but you'll have to look elsewhere for something more in depth:
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-class First Drive ? Review ? Car and DriverA new crossover gets us nearly as excited as the prospect of binge-watching C-SPAN. Or maybe binge-watching people who are binge-watching C-SPAN. Yet such vehicles are wildly popular, and so every automaker offers at least as many variations on the theme as there are variations of, well, C-SPAN. (“C-SPAN 7: All Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, All the Time!”) This includes Mercedes-Benz, which is rebooting its compact-luxury entry with the new GLC-class.
GLC, as in C-class
The GLC replaces the GLK-class, the rename coming as part of Benz’s latest nomenclature strategy and intended to align it with the mechanically similar C-class sedan. As did the GLK, the GLC battles the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Lexus NX, Lincoln MKC, and Porsche Macan, among others. Unlike nearly all of its competitors, it can be ordered with rear-wheel drive, and 4MATIC all-wheel drive is available.
We drove the new crossover in SwitzerGermaFrance—also known as the Alsace region—in both GLC250 and GLC250d guises. When the GLC goes on sale in November, we won’t get the former in favor of the GLC300, which uses the same 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder but will have 30 more horsepower, for a total of 241. Which is good, since the GLC250 felt underpowered by exactly that much. A coincidence, that.