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The Top Gear car review:Mercedes-Benz GLC
What is it like on the road?
It feels like a Mercedes. That means solid and refined, reacting with measured consideration to your inputs. It’s not sporty, but if you want sporty you might be better advised looking away from crossovers anyway. The higher engine tune doesn’t provide much more performance, and both are decently quiet.
The suspension is, optionally, by air springs. That’s the version we tested. The ride is supple and quiet but the body stays well damped. Steering is progressive rather than agile or direct. The SUV part of the job description turns out to be a core skill. It’s got good electronic traction and descent aids, enough suspension travel and good clearance, especially when fitted with liftable air springs. Good for towing, too.