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Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE


Starting MSRP

241-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder


329-hp 3.0L biturbo V6
22 mpg city/27 mpg highway

Fuel Economy

17 mpg city/23 mpg highway
19.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space

38.2 cubic feet
3,500 pounds

Towing Capacity

7,200 pounds

4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive



Searching the new Mercedes-Benz lineup for a luxurious yet rugged SUV? The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC and 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE have likely caught your eye. No matter which you choose, you’ll enjoy the following features:

  • Mercedes me assist Services
  • Power driver seats with lumbar support
  • Advanced driver assistance technologies
  • Optional leather seating

Before you choose, though, there are some differences to note. Compare the new Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE to decide which is the right choice for your Rye commutes.

GLC vs. GLE: Price

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 SUV has a starting MSRP of $40,700. This makes it a more cost-effective option than the GLE. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC® SUV has a starting MSRP of $55,700.

GLC vs. GLE: Performance & Towing Capacity

One of the main differences between the new GLE and GLC is performance. The GLC comes standard with a 241-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine rated at 273 lb-ft of torque. For the GLC 300, fuel economy ratings are 22 mpg city/27 mpg highway. The GLE is slightly more powerful at the base level. The GLE 400 4MATIC® comes standard with 329-hp 3.0L biturbo V6 engine rated at 354 lb-ft of torque. This gives it the capability to tow up to 7,200 pounds — about 3,700 pounds more than the GLC.

GLC vs. GLE: Features & Cargo Capacity

The Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLE seat five people, but the GLE is roomier. With the rear seats folded up, the GLC provides 19.4 cubic feet of cargo room. Leaving the rear seats up inside the GLE gives you up to 38.5 cubic feet of space — plenty of room for making a day out of exploring Greenwich culture. In addition to different dimensions, the GLC and GLE offer their own sets of standard and optional features. For example:

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC — includes a rearview camera, a 7-inch infotainment display, ATTENTION ASSIST® (a driver attention monitor), and PRESAFE® (a pre-collision system).
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE — includes the GLC’s features above, as well as standard 4MATIC® all-wheel drive, a power sunroof, optional cooled front seats, and optional designo® Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa® leather seating.

If you’re looking for something in between, you might also like the new Mercedes-Benz GLB.

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

Comparing the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE highlights strengths from both premium SUVs. The GLC is more fuel-efficient on Stamford roads, and the GLE can tow more with its stronger engine. Schedule a test drive near New Canaan, so you can compare both SUVs in person, or continue your research by comparing the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE. Don’t hesitate to contact us and ask about our new vehicle specials as well.


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