2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2018 GMC Terrain Denali

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2018 GMC Terrain Denali

Don’t be too discouraged by the title. While Mercedes-Benz is obviously ahead of GMC in general, the Denali brand is a whole different story. GMC’s lineup of luxury vehicles match up nicely with some automakers, but we’re ready to see how they compare in a head to head matchup here on the website for Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis. Check out the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2018 GMC Terrain Denali!

First we’ll take a look at performance. If you were expecting a win out of the esteemed luxury automaker, you’d be correct. While the Terrain Denali does get better horsepower, the GLC 300 gets better torque as well as a couple features not included in its rival including an adaptive variable suspension and an automatic load leveling. How else do they compare? Take a look at the table below!

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300


2018 GMC Terrain Denali

$40,050 MSRP $37,600
22 city/28 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 22 city/28 hwy mpg
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 9-Speed Automatic
241 Horsepower 252
273 lb-ft Torque 260 lb-ft
6.4 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Available
FWD Drivetrain FWD
7 Number of Airbags 7
3500 lbs Towing Capacity 3500 lbs
Standard Genuine Wood Trim Not Available
7 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Specs and Features in the 2018 GLC 300

If you want more luxury out of your SUV, take a look at what the GLC 300 has to offer. It comes with optional intelligent cruise control, a feature not available in the Terrain Denali. When you’re driving on the road and the vehicle in front of you is moving at an inconsistent speed, it can be frustrating having to adjust your own speed to match theirs. With DISTRONIC PLUS® in the GLC 300, sensors in the vehicle will adjust your speed as needed so you can concentrate on driving without having to worry about your speed. Other features in the 2018 GLC 300 not available in the Terrain Denali include:

  • Genuine wood trim
  • Front power headrest
  • Front power lumbar
  • Cargo net
  • Armrest storage
  • Second-row side airbag
  • Rain sensor wipers
  • Halogen headlights
  • and much more!

The GLC 300 is a compelling SUV, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Interested in learning more about this vehicle? Find out more by contacting us here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis or scheduling a test drive today!

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