When you purchase a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, you know you’re getting unmatched performance and a luxurious interior with the latest and greatest offerings, but did you know that you’re also getting one of the safest vehicles on the road? The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV is the perfect example of Mercedes-Benz luxury mixed with innovative safety offerings. The GLC SUV was recently named a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institue for Highway Safety (IIHS). Read more about the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation and why the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV is a perfect choice.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV Receives Award From IIHS
When the GLC was introduced in 2015, it was built to be bigger, but lighter than the model it was replacing, the GLK.
To be named a Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must receive at least a “Good” score in the following crashworthiness tests: small and moderate overlap frontal areas, side and roof strength, and head restraints and seat safety. A vehicle must also earn an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for the front crash prevention system and receive a grade no less than “Acceptable” in headlight testing.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV received “Good” ratings in the five crashworthiness tests and received a “Superior” rating for front crash prevention. With the GLC SUV’s standard COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, the GLC SUV was able to avoid collision testing at 12 and 25 mph. The optional static and dynamic LED headlights also received praise from the IIHS.
In addition to the GLC, the Mercedes-Benz also features two other models that have been awarded the Top Safety Pick+ designation: the 2017 E-Class Sedan and the 2017 GLE SUV.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV in Scottsdale, AZ
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV comes equipped with a standard 241-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine with 9G-TRONIC® automatic transmission and paddle shifters, and features Dynamic Select® drive program selector and ECO start/stop system.
The GLC SUV offers a host of standard and available features, including a 7-inch color display console with FrontBass® system, 18-inch five-spoke wheels, natural grain brown ash wood interior trim, leather seats and so much more.