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I drove one this weekend. Overall I liked it. The engine is OK, felt laggy on initial accelerator push...I guess until the turbo kicked in. I drove the new Acura RDX right before and that engine felt much better to me. Not that the GLC engine is bad, just felt like there was a lot of hesitation at starts or if slowing then accelerating which may be more a product of the tranny and not the engine. It happened in all driving modes. To be fair, this also happens in my X6 but much less so in sport mode.

At this point I'm torn between 3 cars (I do this more for me than others, it helps to write it out):
GLC300:
- worst engine out of the three (not that it's bad per se)
- I hate that you can't get a tow hitch with 360 surround view (love, love, love the 360 view in my X6). Once you have it, it's hard to do without
- I hate that I can't have a heated steering wheel without having black interior (so tired of black)
- Not crazy about the dial/touch pad interface combo
- Love the interior, just beautiful
- Rides great, great exterior styling
- Love the seat controls being on the door

Acura RDX:
- Solid engine
- Completely loaded it's ~$15k less than other two loaded with options. I could buy this and a second motorcycle for the price of the others!
- Drive very nice
- Interior not as plush as GLC, especially the seats...no thigh support
- Infotainment system a little overly complex for what it needs to be
- Doesn't carry the same prestige as the MB (IMO). Feels like a Honda
- Exterior styling is ho-hum
- Audio system is mediocre compares to options from other 2
- No power steering column available
- No 360 surround camera option
- I was surprised how nice this car is for the price

Audi SQ5:
- This things is a rocket for an SUV
- Worst gas mileage out of the 3
- Interior is dated, reminds me of a BMW interior which I am sick to death of
- Love the exterior looks
- Not as plush interior as the GLC, about on par with the RDX
- Comes with summer performance tires which I'd need to change (or buy an extra set of wheels) as I live in an area with actual seasons.
- Costs every bit as much as the GLC
- No 360 surround camera option
 

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Also, I didn't mention that the GLC brakes felt mushy to me (my wife said the same)...not sure if the upgraded brakes would feel better but I don't really want the sport package.
 

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Great review! What are you looking for in a car and what can do compromise on? They all have good and bad points when you test drove them.
 

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I went and did another drive of the GLC (a bit longer this time) and I really like it. My wife and I are meeting with the dealer in a few days to configure for order.

I also test drove the RR Evoque which is a really nice car as well but the ride was much more harsh and the transmission needs work. It always felt like it was in too high of a gear, needing to downshift several gears to accelerate and in sport mode it was way too aggressive, even for me and I tend to drive aggressively.
 

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Hi I have Evoque and would agree - I have driven GLC- my thoughts are + Smoother engine, better ride, great box better - points not sold on IPad stuck on dash and car is lower that Evoque ( I like high position)
Cannot make mind up to go for a GLC or look at Discovery Sport
 

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I think the infotainment system will grow on you. IMO it looks great but if you cannot make up your mine, maybe test drive the GLC and Discovery Sport in the same day so the drive feel and comparison is fresh in your mind.
 
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