Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE
241-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder
22 mpg city/27 mpg highway
17 mpg city/23 mpg highway
If you’re searching for a capable, luxurious SUV, you’ve no doubt explored both the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC and 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE models. Both offer drivers access to the following features:
- Mercedes me Assist Services
- Power driver seats with lumbar support
- Advanced driver assistance technologies
- Optional leather seating
So, which one is right for you? Compare the new Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE below to find out!
GLC vs. GLE: Price
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has a starting MSRP of $40,700. The GLC’s range-topping model is the AMG® GLC 63, which has a starting MSRP of $69,900. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC® starts at $55,700, while the top-tier AMG® GLE 63 has a starting MSRP of $110,200. The GLC is a great option for Providence families searching for a cost-effective luxury vehicle
, while the GLE’s price ranges higher but it offers stronger performance and more features.
GLC vs. GLE: Engines & Fuel Economy
The Mercedes-Benz GLC starts off with a 241-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine rated at 273 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy ratings are 22 mpg city/27 mpg highway for the GLC 300. For even greater fuel-efficiency, the GLC also offers the 2018 GLC 350e 4MATIC® with a turbo engine and plug-in electric motor. The new Mercedes-Benz GLC gets a base 329-hp 3.0L biturbo V6 engine rated at 354 lb-ft of torque. Towing capacities for the GLC and GLE are 3,500 pounds and 7,200 pounds, respectively.
GLC vs. GLE: Features & Cargo Space
Although both seat five, the Mercedes-Benz GLE is more spacious than the GLC. The GLC SUV offers 19.4 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seats in place, as well as 37.3 inches of rear legroom. The GLE SUV offers 38.5 inches of rear legroom and 38.2 cubic feet of cargo room. You’ll also notice some differences in terms of standard and optional features. Here’s a quick breakdown:
- Mercedes-Benz GLC — includes a rearview camera, a 7-inch infotainment display, and PRESAFE®.
- Mercedes-Benz GLE — includes the GLC’s features above, plus 4MATIC® all-wheel drive, a power tilt/sliding sunroof, optional ventilated front seats, and optional designo® Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa® leather seating.
If you think you’ll need even more space, you’ll want to consider the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS dimensions, too.
Test Drive the GLC or GLE at Mercedes-Benz of Warwick!
When you compare the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE SUVs, it’s easy to see that the GLC is the efficient and versatile option for on-the-go families, while the GLE is a powerhouse with plenty of luxuries. Contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Warwick to schedule a test drive near East Greenwich and Cranston! While you’re here, be sure to ask about our new specials on vehicles the GLC and GLE. Wondering how these models stack up to out-of-brand competition? Compare the GLE vs. BMW X5!
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