2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#12 of 2017 SUVs

#16 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
The GLC-Class, introduced by Mercedes-Benz in 2016, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The GLC-Class has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Mercedes-Benz offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is safe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has a score of 90, implying a 0.029% chance of driver death (2.6% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.025%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.3%.

We estimate that the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0294% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.3587%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0294% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.3587% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is 39% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is 30% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9670INFINITI Q50Lexus NXCadillac ATSBuick EnvisionAcura RDXLincoln MKCLexus RXM.-B. GLC-ClassVolvo XC60Cadillac XT5Audi Q5BMW X3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 96. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is safer than the 2017 INFINITI Q50, the 2017 Lexus NX, the 2017 Cadillac ATS, the 2017 Buick Envision, the 2017 Acura RDX, the 2017 Lincoln MKC, the 2017 BMW X3, the 2017 Audi Q5, and the 2017 Cadillac XT5. It is about as safe as the 2017 Lexus RX.

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