2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#25 of 2022 SUVs

#34 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
The GLC-Class, which Mercedes-Benz introduced in 2016, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The GLC-Class provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Mercedes-Benz offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 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 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has a score of 89, implying a 0.03% chance of driver death (2.7% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.026%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.4%.

We estimate that the 2022 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 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is 36% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is 26% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 12%.

Active safety features on the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class can protect loved ones by reducing accident severity and preventing accidents. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class: Active Brake Assist with Cross Traffic Function and Active Blind Spot Assist.

Some advanced safety features --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Standard Adaptive Highbeam Assist automatically switches high beam headlights off when oncoming traffic is approaching and turns them back on when there aren't any vehicles ahead. Standard side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9675M. Outlander PHEVINFINITI QX50Lincoln CorsairVolkswagen TiguanCadillac XT5Genesis GV70Lexus NXVolvo XC60 RechargeAudi Q5M.-B. GLC-ClassAcura RDXBMW X3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 75 to 96. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is safer than the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the 2022 INFINITI QX50, the 2022 Lincoln Corsair, the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2022 Cadillac XT5, and the 2022 Genesis GV70 and less safe than the 2022 Lexus NX. It is about as safe as the 2022 Acura RDX and the 2022 Audi Q5.

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