Mercedes-Benz GLC vs Mercedes-Benz GLS(European image shown)

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. GLC

$75,950 MSRP*

Starting Price

$42,500 MSRP*
$132,100 MSRP*

Range-Topping Price

$73,750 MSRP*
7, 6

Seating Capacity

17.4 - 84.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space

19.4 - 56.5 cubic feet
41.9 inches

Second-Row Legroom

37.3 inches

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS is a full-size luxury SUV with room for up to seven in any configuration. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC, while spacious in its own right, is a compact SUV with room for five. This means that any driver comparing the Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. GLC is looking at two very different vehicles, and we’ll show you exactly what sets them apart.

Pricing and Trims: Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. GLC

Although the difference in capacity is significant, the biggest difference in this Mercedes-Benz SUV comparison actually has to do with pricing. Simply put, you could purchase the range-topping GLC trim level for about the same as you’d pay for the base-model GLS. Take a look at both lineups here:

Mercedes-Benz GLS Trim Levels

  • GLS 450 SUV – Starting at $75,950 MSRP*
  • GLS 580 SUV – Starting at $98,800 MSRP*
  • AMG® GLS 63 SUV – $132,100 MSRP*

Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV Trim Levels

  • GLC 300 SUV – $42,500 MSRP*
  • GLC 300 4MATIC® SUV – $44,500 MSRP*
  • GLC 350e 4MATIC® SUV – $51,900 MSRP*
  • AMG® GLC 43 SUV – $59,500 MSRP*
  • AMG® GLC 63 SUV – $73,750 MSRP*

If you’re searching for a luxurious SUV with room for seven, and you’d like access to the most exciting features that a Mercedes-Benz SUV has to offer, then you’ll definitely be more satisfied by one of the upper-level GLS trims. However, if all you’re searching for is a well-appointed and capable five-passenger model, a fully-upgraded GLC delivers more for less, and could feel like a much better fit. Hoping to secure an even better price? You’ll love what you find in our used Mercedes-Benz SUV inventory.

Seating and Dimensions: Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. GLC

Given the difference in segment, we’d be remiss if we didn’t take a closer look at each Mercedes-Benz SUV’s dimensions.  Whether you opt for the seven or six-passenger GLS configuration, you’ll find that it offers more space in the areas that tend to be most important for East Greenwich and Cranston families:

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity: 7, or 6 with second-row executive seating
  • Headroom: 39.4 inches (1st), 40.2 inches (2nd)
  • Legroom: 40.3 inches (1st), 41.9 inches (2nd), 34.6 inches (3rd)
  • Cargo Capacity: 17.4 cubic feet (behind third row), 84.7 cubic feet (behind 1st row)
  • Total Exterior Length: 205.0 inches

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity: 5
  • Headroom: 37.8 inches (1st), 38.5 inches (2nd)
  • Legroom: 40.8 inches (1st), 37.3 inches (2nd)
  • Cargo Capacity: 19.4 cubic feet (behind 2nd row), 56.5 cubic feet (behind 1st row)
  • Total Exterior Length: 183.3 inches

If you find that space is always at a premium when you’re parking in Providence or Warwick, you might prefer the shorter GLC.

See the GLS and the GLC in Person at Mercedes-Benz of Warwick!

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*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.
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