The GLC SUV sits primarily in the £40,000 to £55,000 bracket; that's for mainstream versions of this conventional model, which in 220d form kicks off in base 'Sport' guise, then graduates through 'AMG Line' and 'AMG Line Premium' variants. If you don't mind forgoing base 'Sport' trim, your dealer will also offer you the alternative of a swept-back 'Coupe' version of this model, available at an extra cost over this standard design that's just below the £3,000 mark.
It isn't co-incidental that the budget Mercedes requires for the 220d derivative is almost exactly the same as you'd need for its two closest Teutonic competitors, Audi's Q5 40 TDI quattro and the BMW X3 xDrive20d. In all three cases, the ownership stats are very similar, so the final decision will really come down to personal preference. Even base-spec 'Sport' variants get plenty of kit; 18-inch wheels, full-LED High Performance headlights and power-folding mirrors, plus an 'Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC' system to automatically steer you into tight spaces. Inside, there's a 10.25-inch touchscreen, your access point for a vastly better MBUX ('Mercedes-Benz User eXperience') multimedia set-up. It features "Hey Mercedes" voice control, a neat touchpad, a DAB tuner, lots of lovely informational graphics and Bluetooth (though not 'Apple CarPlay'/'AndroidAuto').