2017 SUV of the Year

December 7th, 2016 by

With its first-class design and turbocharged I-4 engine, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV brings the 2017 Motor Trend Magazine’s SUV of the Year award, home.12493876_1015285081865463_2191929309812638180_o

This comes as no shock considering it is equipped with mechanical features that you can find in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and designed with a C-Class exterior so that you get the best of both sedan worlds with the utility and height of an SUV. You can expect to get an EPA of 21City/28Hwy/24Comb MPG, and to top it off, the interior is lavished with wood and leather for the ultimate luxurious feel. In other words, you get everything you need with the Mercedes-Benz GLC.

Award Criteria

Aside from why we think the Mercedes-Benz GLC is a natural winner, Motor Trends reasons were based on the following criteria:


  • Exterior and interior styling
  • Innovative vehicle packaging/features


Show off the spacious vehicle at Fashion Island (Newport)/ the Promenade (Temecula)/Victoria Gardens (Ontario) as you shop for gifts this holiday season. With 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, you have up to 56.6 cubic feet of space for all those shopping bags, sure to out stage St. Nick and his sleigh.

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  • Price and equipment levels compared with other vehicles in the same market segment

Travel first-class every time. Know that you have the comfort of owning luxury with a Mercedes-Benz GLC at a cost-effective price point compared to other vehicles in its class such as, the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace. If you’re seeking an upscale vehicle to travel comfortably with added technology features such as, navigation to help you get to where you’re going with ease, then the Mercedes-Benz GLC was meant for you. Rudolph and the other reindeers might be seeking alternative employment soon.

Performance of Intended Function


  • Overall performance the vehicle’s planners, designers, and engineers intended for

This season, pack your skis and witness the beauty in Lake Tahoe’s largest ski area, Heavenly Mountain Resort. Mercedes-Benz designed the SUV to trap high-performance and luxury in a leaner, aerodynamically refined vehicle. With features like Crosswind Assist that help you detect the effects of strong side winds, 4MATIC® for better traction in bad weather conditions, and rain-sensing windshield wipers, there is no need to worry about straying off course.



  • Fuel efficiency and carbon footprint size

We know how much driving can be involved during the holiday season. If you’re heading into Los Angeles or North to the Bay area to visit loved ones, the Mercedes-Benz GLC will get you there without you having to spend much in fuel. This might not be very helpful in getting out of visiting the in-laws.



  • Passenger safety measures and crash testing

No matter what precious cargo you are transporting, the Mercedes-Benz GLC has everything you need to protect from even the slightest impact, such as 9-way airbag protection and four outboard 3-point seatbelts with Emergency Tensioning Devices (ETDs).

Engineering Excellence


  • Total vehicle concept and execution: packaging, manufacturing, and cost effective technology

If you’re in the market for best SUV out there, rest assured you can’t go wrong with the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC. Find out for yourself why it’s perfect for you.

Coupe Agility, SUV Strength: All-New 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

Fletcher Jones is also excited to announce the arrival of the all-new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe available at our dealerships now! Engineered with SUV power and a sensual coupe-like design, you can have the whole package. The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe was built to better serve you with its enhanced safety features, promising power, and aerodynamic luxury design. Personalize this vehicle to fit your style by choosing from a rich palette of cabin trims, custom trimmed leather, ambient lighting, and even adjust from one of 9 speeds and 5 different driving modes including:

  • Comfort
  • Eco
  • Sport
  • Sport+
  • Individual

Explore what else the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe has to offer, here.