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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC


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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2019 Ford Explorer

SUVs are so popular nowadays. Every automaker is making their own versions including luxury brands such as Porsche, Bentley, and Aston Martin. These companies are typically known to produce fast and sleek motorcars, but never an SUV. After the success of the BMW X1 and X6, they tried to spice up their own lines and added SUVs.

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC and the 2019 Ford Explorer are two popular crossover SUVs that captured the attention of many enthusiasts.

Design & Style

Despite the imposing stance, the GLC still managed to have a sexy silhouette by having creases and curves in the right places. The highly conspicuous Mercedes-Benz star on the grille seems to remind how prestigious the GLC is. The bigger taillights and more dramatic styling for this year only prove how the brand is keen on introducing creative concepts for the GLC with every new model year.

Unlike the GLC, the Explorer is more traditional in its styling. It has aged well and its style is now very familiar to the point of being too plain. This bland styling extends to the interior. The company tried to avoid having a busy layout by having minimal visual effects inside the cabin.

Technology & Safety

GLC is the best when it comes to technology features. The brand made sure that it is packed with the most advanced infotainment technology from the brand. The bigger 8.4-inch display is exceptional especially because the menu structure on the touchscreen interface is so easy to use. The navigation system is also just as great and is convenient to operate using the dial controller. As for its driver aids, the adaptive cruise control is amazing. It delivers a seamless semi-automated driving when paired with the lane-keeping and steering assist features.

The base models of the Explorer get a standard 4.2-inch screen. It can be upgraded to be bigger but it is frustrating to note that a car of such stature deserves to have better tech even for the base models. Another irritating feature is the haphazardly-designed capacitive switches. They are distracting and confusing to use.


Under the hood of the latest GLC is a 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque engine. This power provides an easy and confidence-inspiring drive. The transmission displays authoritative power even at highway speeds. It stays reasonably flat on the road even during turns.

The base trim for the Explorer has a 2.3-liter 280 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque engine. It gives out effortless power and a smooth and smart transmission.

The Bottom Line

The 2019 Ford Explorer is great at offering a powerful engine for a solid performance. It, however, failed to impress with its appearance and the extremely disappointing tech features. As for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC, it has kept the brand’s exceptional reputation intact with its formidable but chic looks, impressive tech, and confident performance.

Ready to Schedule a 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in buying the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC, let Mercedes-Benz of Huntington deliver the best deal in town for you. We serve customers throughout the state and its surrounding regions. Drop by our showroom located in Huntington or call us to pre-book for a 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC test drive appointment today!

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