Couple the fungal bloom of crossovers with the spread of Mercedes-AMG’s welterweight “43” model designation, and this high-performance GLC-class compact luxury ute seemed inevitable. Fortifying the 2017 GLC43 with a twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine, the AMG folks painted a bull’s-eye on Porsche’s comparison-test-winning Macan GTS, landing slightly on the softer side but with a more harmonious package.
A wagon-on-stilts derivative of the C-class sedan and coupe, the base GLC300 is a lovely if sobering mall runner powered by a 241-hp turbocharged four-cylinder. The step up . . .