GLC looks after your money best
The Mercedes-Benz GLC is Gumtree’s 2019 Pre-Owned Car Award winner for the best-performing two-year old Large Sport Utility Vehicles now for sale at less than R715K. Picked by the Gumtree Pre Owned Jury over its four fellow finalists that also best kept their value versus their new prices two years back, the Benz GLC 250d beat the BMW X4, Jaguar F-Pace, Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque to the big prize.
Based on the C-Class, this Mercedes-Benz GLC gets the stronger 150kW 250d engine, a nine-speed automatic and all-wheel drive to do 100km/h in 7.9 seconds and top 220km/h. This coupe is sleeker then the wagon, but you can get both, so no worries either way. Undoubtedly a BMW chaser, GLC gets a longer wheelbase and is shorter, wider and lower than its obvious Bavarian rival. Supremely equipped in a splendid cabin, it’s surprisingly capable on both ends of its broad spectrum too.
We found this segment to be closer-fought than a most this year – all these cars were surprisingly well matched, but the Merc was quick, driveable and as good as any of its rivals on most aspects we scored the cars on, bit as an asset, the Mercedes was the cheapest to buy new, but it’s now the most expensive to buy used, it boasts the best service plan and it is a Mercedes, after all.
So, while it was a close-run race until we looked at how they perform as an asset, the Mercedes stood apart by that to take this category and it seems the entire jury agreed. The Merc wins it! – Michele Lupini