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  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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



Mercedes-Benz offers five SUV models — and two of the most popular are the Mercedes-Benz GLC and Mercedes-Benz GLE. You’ll find similar features on both of these luxury SUVs, including Mercedes me Assist Services, driver assists, power driver seats with lumbar support, and available leather seating. Compare the new Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE below to see which is ideal for your San Diego drive!

GLC vs. GLE: Starting MSRP

Compared to the Mercedes-Benz GLE, the Mercedes-Benz GLC is the more cost-effective SUV. The entry-level 2019 GLC 300 has a starting MSRP of $40,70. The 2019 GLE 400 4MATIC®, on the other hand, has a starting MSRP of $55,700.

GLC vs. GLE: Performance

You can expect capable performance from both the new GLE and GLC. However, the GLC focuses more on fuel economy, while the GLE focuses on greater engine and towing power. Compare their performance and fuel-efficiency specs:

  • Engine: The GLC SUV’s base-level engine is 241-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder rated at 273 lb-ft of torque. The GLE offers a base 329-hp 3.0L biturbo V6 engine rated at 354 lb-ft of torque.
  • Fuel Economy: The GLC 300 earns a 22 mpg city/27 mpg highway rating. Meanwhile, the GLE 400 4MATIC® earns 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway.
  • Towing Capacity: The GLE is the stronger tower. Equipped with its available towing hitch, the GLE towing capacity is 7,200 pounds. The GLC tows up to 3,500 pounds.

GLC vs. GLE: Interior Dimensions & Luxury Features

With the exception of the GLS, all of the Mercedes-Benz SUV models seat five passengers. Interior space varies, however. The Mercedes-Benz GLE is more spacious than the GLC with 38.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row. The GLC offers 19.4 cubic feet of cargo space. Additionally, there are some differences in standard and optional features. Decide which SUV offers more of what you want below:

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC — includes a 7-inch central display, dual-zone automatic climate control, power liftgate, a rearview camera, and Active Brake Assist.
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE — includes the GLC’s features above, as well as standard 4MATIC® all-wheel drive, a power sunroof, available ventilated front seats, and available designo® Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa® leather upholstery.

Looking for something in between? Take a closer look at the new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB or find out what you could get for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC price.

Compare the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE at in San Diego!

Comparing the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE, you’ll notice unique strengths from both SUVs. The GLC is the better pick for Del Mar drivers shopping for a luxury SUV with excellent efficiency, while the GLE is right for those in need of a powerful towing vehicle. Contact us at Mercedes-Benz of San Diego to schedule a test drive near Rancho Santa Fe and take one or both of these SUVs for a spin!

Curious about other options? You’ll love what’s offered in exchange for the Mercedes-Benz GLS price.

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4750 Kearny Mesa Rd • San Diego, CA 92111

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