Not all automobiles are made the same, sure they all have a body, tires, an engine and stirring wheel, but what sets one brand apart from the next is years of consistent excellence, craftsmanship and amenities. Luxury comes with a price, but it also comes with prestige and a sense of pride especially when you buy that first BMW, Lexus or Audi, but no other brand brings that prestige quite like Mercedes Benz. Benz in a recent Business Insider article out sold BMW to become the top dog in the luxury car space for 2016 (Benz 340k, Lexus 331k, BMW 313k and Audi 210k).

Benz’s newest addition the GLC is making waves as the new kid on the block after replacing the GLK compact crossover SUV.

What is Weekbae?

Weekbae is series where I test drive a car for a week, and for that week, that vehicle is my “bae”, short for babe. I test drove the 2017 GLC 300 4Matic for an entire week and I enjoyed every single second I spent in that car. NYC is not an easy place to drive, drivers are crazy, the traffic is insane, the pot holes are infuriating and the highways are too small to really cruise. Driving through Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, one thing is for sure; the GLC 300 can handle NYC like a true New Yorker.

The 2017 GLC 300 4Matic has its positives and negatives

Lets start with the positives, the car handles like a dream, I went from eco to sport to super sport and all three functions felt like a different car. The sleek design was on point, and after a week of driving all throughout the city, I still had more than a quarter tank of gas left over.

The safety features are state of the art and parking was a breeze. Okay, now the negatives-- No heated seats, the GPS depended on the voice too much, the speaker quality when loud did not sound crisp and you can not control song selection from the steering wheel just the volume.

The GLC 300 Features that matter

The features and specs on the GLC are endless but lets focus on the ones that matter:

-0-60 in 6.4 secs

-Seats 5 comfortably

-241 horsepower

-2.0L inline 4 turbo engine

-Parking assist camera

-21mpg on the street, 28mpg on the Hgwy

-Comes in standard, 4Matic, AMG, and Coupe

-Blind spot assist

-All wheel drive

-Fits people as tall as 6’4

Overall, this was a great experience and out of 5 I’ll give this car a 4.

This car is great for a single person to a family of 4. I highly recommend the GLC, its competitively priced at 41k, and you can’t go wrong with a Benz. This new addition seems like it will be around for a while, and if you want more power, try the AMG GLC, with 362 horsepower, 0 to 60 in 4.8 secs and a 3.0L V6 biturbo AMG engine.