2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#14 of 2020 SUVs

#20 of all 2020 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. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Mercedes-Benz offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 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 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has a score of 89, implying a 0.03% chance of driver death (2.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.03% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.4282%, meaning the average driver has a 0.03% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.4282% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is 37% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is 28% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

10070INFINITI QX50M. Outlander PHEVLexus NXLexus ISLincoln CorsairCadillac XT5Volvo XC60Audi Q5M.-B. GLC-ClassAcura RDXLexus RCBMW X3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 100. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is safer than the 2020 INFINITI QX50, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the 2020 Lexus NX, the 2020 Lexus IS, the 2020 Lincoln Corsair, the 2020 Cadillac XT5, and the 2020 BMW X3 and less safe than the 2020 Volvo XC60. It is about as safe as the 2020 Lexus RC, the 2020 Acura RDX, and the 2020 Audi Q5.

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