The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has a nice looking interior. Lots of leather, curved surfaces and chrome. And there’s a big giant display screen in the middle of the dash. We’re going to look at the best mounting locations for this vehicle.
Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Analysis
Our usual photo of the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 interior accompanies this article. It’s almost like Mercedes design engineers try to make it impossible to mount a device. We previously reviewed Mercedes-Benz C450 and just like that vehicle, finding good mounts for this SUV isn’t going to be easy.
We’ve reviewed a few Mercedes-Benz models in the past and these vehicles are never easy to find mounts for.
The windshield is probably going to be the best place to mount a phone. The vents are small and round and mounts for vents with this shape never work well so let’s pass on this location. The dash is flat but with that big display screen, this location is not going to work well either. The seat bolts aren’t easily accessed so no seat bolt mount will work. The vehicle is too small to easily deploy a good cup holder mount. I couldn’t find a CD Player in the model I looked at. It might be there, but I don’t know where.
A device larger than a phone can’t easily be mounted in this vehicle. There’s simply nowhere to mount a tablet.
We will discuss mounts for phone and GPS devices. While it’s likely you will use the display for navigation, there are some that still like to use their reliable Garmin so we will make a few recommendations for a GPS too.
Mount Recommendations for the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
So the best place to mount a phone or a GPS is going to be the windshield. That’s often the default location in vehicles like this. When all other locations are a no-go, the windshield will usually be the only place left. And in the case of the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, that’s where we are at.
Consider the Arkon Slim Grip Ultra Travel Mount for smartphones. The cradle opens to over seven-inches which is large enough to hold a phone with or without a case (including a big thick Otterbox Defender). It has an expandable cradle with legs that can be moved from side to side to leave any port on your phone exposed for cables. The mount can be adjusted at the base and cradle. It rotates 360 degrees.
If you would like to use a Garmin GPS in this vehicle, remove the cradle from this mount then remove the dual T tightening ring. That uncovers a 17mm ball which is the exact size needed to fit the socket on the back of a Garmin GPS cradle.
This mounting kit also includes an adhesive dash disk. The round disk adheres to a flat surface on the dash. The top of the disk is smooth so the suction cup will adhere to it just like a windshield. If using this mount on the dash, turn the phone cradle into landscape mode so the phone will fit without a problem. That big display makes it somewhat difficult. You might be able to fit this to the left but be sure to avoid blocking your view of the road.
Another good windshield mount to consider for this SUV is the iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Car Mount for SmartPhones which provides an extendable rigid base combined with an expandable cradle. Unlike many similar mounts, the iOttie Easy One Touch 2 has a two-inch extension feature. A handy feature to have as it allows the device to be closer to the driver. The included cradle expands to 3.2 inches by pressing the buttons on each side. This mount is large enough to hold most phones.
Concluding our Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 mounting discussion, the windshield is pretty much the only location for a phone or GPS. Except for perhaps a less than optimal dash selection, there aren’t any other option in this vehicle for mounting a phone or GPS. And sadly, a tablet is too large for this SUV.