2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV

Starting MSRP

241-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4


255-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4
22 mpg city/27 mpg highway

City/Highway MPG

19 mpg city/26 mpg highway

Passenger Capacity

5 to 7 (optional)
Feature Not Offered

Mercedes-Benz User Experience

Up to 3,500 pounds

Towing Capacity

Up to 7,700 pounds

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC and 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE are two top luxury SUVs with potent turbo engines and generous features and space. Whether you choose the new GLC or new GLE, you’ll enjoy the luxury of the brand, as well as genuine SUV capability. Which Mercedes-Benz SUV is right for you? Compare the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE to see how their performance specs and interiors stack up.

GLC vs. GLE: Performance Specs

Although they may look similar, the GLC and GLE offer different levels of performance; one is more fuel economy focused while the other prioritizes engine power and towing power. Find out which is right for your Southfield travels:

  • Engine: The GLC SUV comes standard with a 241-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine that’s rated at 273 lb-ft of torque. The GLE SUV’s standard engine is a 255-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4 that also produces 273 lb-ft of torque.
  • Fuel Economy: The GLC is the more fuel-efficient of the two; it earns an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/27 mpg highway. Meanwhile, the GLE earns up to an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway rating.
  • Towing: If you’re looking for an SUV with towing muscle, the GLE doesn’t disappoint. With its available trailer hitch, it tows up to 7,700 pounds. The GLC tows up to 3,500 pounds with the available trailer hitch.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC under blue sky

GLC vs. GLE: Interior Features & Cargo Space

The Mercedes-Benz GLC interior and GLE interior offer many of the same features, such as power front seats with driver memory, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and an HD Radio™ receiver. However, only the GLE offers Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX). This system includes a 12.3-inch touchscreen, voice control, and touch-sensitive controls that allow you to seamlessly interact. Although the GLE price is higher than the GLC price, the GLE is more spacious. Compare their measurements below:

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC Interior Dimensions:

  • Passenger Capacity: 5
  • Front Headroom: 37.8 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 38.5 inches
  • Front Legroom: 40.8 inches
  • Rear Legroom: 37.3 inches
  • Maximum Cargo Capacity: 56.5 cubic feet

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Interior Dimensions:

  • Passenger Capacity: 5 to 7 (optional)
  • Front Headroom: 40.5 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 39.6 inches
  • Front Legroom: 40.3 inches
  • Rear Legroom: 40.9 inches
  • Maximum Cargo Capacity: Nearly 80 cubic feet
2020 Mercedes-Benz interior

Compare the GLC vs. GLE at Mercedes-Benz of Bloomfield Hills!

When you compare the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE, it’s easy to see that both are excellent options, whether you want the fuel-efficient GLC or the utility-minded GLE. Contact us to schedule a test drive near Birmingham and learn more about the GLC vs. GLE, MBUX, and more. Interested in a used model? Explore our inventory of used luxury SUVs!

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