2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz 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 large, full-size SUV with room for seven, or six, depending on how you configure its interior. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC is a spacious compact SUV with room for five, and it technically slots within the compact class. For many San Diego drivers, space and pricing just might be the deciding factors when choosing one luxury SUV over the other. Ready to take a closer look? Our Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. GLC comparison will tell you everything you need to know.

Pricing and Trims: Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. GLC

If you’re cross-shopping this Mercedes-Benz SUV comparison, you should know that the Mercedes-Benz GLS starts at $75,950 MSRP*. That’s about the same as the range-topping Mercedes-Benz GLC–the AMG® GLC 63 SUV–which comes in at $73,750 MSRP*.  If you’d prefer a smaller monthly payment, the GLC gives you plenty of room to maneuver. The GLC 300 SUV is priced at $42,500 MSRP*. There’s no way around the fact that the GLS provides more space, many more features, and more power, but this is Mercedes-Benz. The GLC provides plenty of luxuries and amenities, too. Interested in seeing the full range of options? For 2020, the GLS is offered in three trims. The GLC, on the other hand, can be had in five:

Mercedes-Benz GLS Pricing

  • 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 Pricing

  • 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*

Click on any model in our new GLS or new GLC inventories to view a complete list of your chosen vehicle’s features, and don’t forget that a used Mercedes-Benz SUV can also be an excellent choice.

Seating and Dimensions: Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. GLC

When you upgrade from a compact to a full-size SUV, how much are you really getting in return? An extra row of seating is certainly a benefit, but it won’t be worth much if your first and second-row passengers end up feeling cramped. Of course, with the Mercedes-Benz GLS, no one’s going to be left disappointed:

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity: 7, or 6 with second-row executive seating
  • Front Headroom: 39.4 inches
  • Second-Row Headroom: 40.2 inches
  • Front Legroom: 40.3 inches
  • Second-Row Legroom: 41.9 inches
  • Third-Row Legroom: 34.6 inches

The GLC has a little bit more front legroom, but much less room for passengers in the second row: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity: 5
  • Front Headroom: 37.8 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 38.5 inches
  • Front Legroom: 40.8 inches
  • Rear Legroom: 37.3 inches

In terms of cargo space, too, the GLS simply has more to offer. You’ll enjoy up to 84.7 cubic feet with the rear seats flat, while the GLC only offers up to 56.5 cubic feet.  With that said, the GLC is about 22 inches shorter from end to end. That’s one benefit that won’t escape Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe drivers who spend evenings and afternoons running errands in the city. If you’re also looking at the latest model, check out the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC dimensions, too.

Compare the Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. GLC in Person!

Now that you’ve seen the ins and outs of this Mercedes-Benz SUV comparison, don’t hesitate to compare Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. GLC models in person! Make an appointment by reaching out today, or find out how to shop and buy entirely online.

*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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