2022 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLB


2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$38,600 MSRP*

Starting Price

$56,150 MSRP*
221 hp

Base Power

255 hp
302 hp

Available Power

429 hp
5, or 7 with optional 3rd Row

Seating Capacity

5, or 7 with optional 3rd Row
62.0 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

74.9 cubic feet
Not Rated for Towing

Towing Capacity

Up to 7,700 pounds

Our 2022 GLB vs. GLE comparison shows that both models are excellent options, but it’s important to note that the GLE is larger, more expensive, and more powerful in most configurations. If you’re looking for a compact SUV with an optional third row, then GLB is bound to feel like a perfect fit for your Rye and Stamford adventures! With that said, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE can also seat up to seven—but it has even more to offer where features and engine options are concerned.



GLB vs. GLE: Price & Features

The Mercedes-Benz GLB starts at less than $40,000, and even the most expensive GLB has a lower price tag than the entry-level GLE. Compare the GLB vs. GLE on price and calculate your monthly payments now:

Mercedes-Benz GLB Pricing

  • 2022 GLB 250 SUV – $38,600 MSRP*
  • 2022 GLB 250 4MATIC®® SUV – $40,600 MSRP*
  • 2022 AMG® GLB 35 SUV – $49,950 MSRP*

Mercedes-Benz GLE Pricing

  • 2022 GLE 350 SUV – $56,150 MSRP*
  • 2022 GLE 350 4MATIC®® SUV – $58,650 MSRP*
  • 2022 GLE 450 4MATIC®® SUV – $63,950 MSRP*
  • 2022 AMG® GLE 53 4MATIC®®+ SUV – $74,150 MSRP*

Is it worth it to choose the GLE over the GLB? As you’ll see in our GLB vs. GLE size comparison, the latter SUV provides much more generous interior dimensions. It also comes equipped with a 12.3-inch touchscreen display and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, as well as advantageous convenience features like HANDS FREE ACCESS®. In the GLB, these features are either unavailable or require an upgrade.

GLB vs. GLE: Size & Dimensions

Make no mistake: although the new GLB and the new GLE both seat five as standard and offer an optional third row as an upgrade, the GLE is the larger SUV. Compare their dimensions here to see exactly what we mean:

GLB Dimensions

  • Seats 5 to 7 passengers
  • Legroom of 41.1 inches (1st) and 38.1 inches (2nd)
  • 22.0 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row
  • 62.0 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats flat

GLE Dimensions

  • Seats 5 to 7 passengers
  • Legroom of 40.3 inches (1st) and 40.9 inches (2nd)
  • 33.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row
  • 74.9 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats flat

Engine Options & Performance: GLB vs. GLE

The Mercedes-Benz GLB features a potent turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s perfect for daily drives in Greenwich and New Canaan—and it also offers a stronger AMG® upgrade:

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo – 221 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • AMG®-enhanced 2.0L inline-4 turbo – 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque

Looking for even more power? The GLE offers a stronger standard engine, and its available engine upgrades are more powerful than anything you can get on a GLB:

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo – 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L inline-6 turbo with EQ Boost – 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque
  • AMG®-enhanced 3.0L inline-6 turbo with EQ Boost – 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque

It’s also important to note that the GLB is not rated to tow heavy cargo! The GLE, on the other hand, offers a towing capacity of up to 7,700 pounds! Although this rating can vary depending on the configuration you choose, you can hook up a trailer with any model.

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

You can learn a lot about Mercedes-Benz SUVs by comparing them online, but there’s no substitute for time spent behind the wheel! Contact us today to set up a test drive or find out how to shop and buy online.


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