2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE*

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Starting MSRP

241-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4


255-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4
22 mpg city/27 mpg highway

City/Highway MPG

19 mpg city/26 mpg highway

Passenger Capacity

5 to 7 (optional)
Feature Not Offered

Mercedes-Benz User Experience

Up to 3,500 pounds

Towing Capacity

Up to 7,700 pounds

Considering a new Mercedes-Benz SUV for your next vehicle? The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC and 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE are two of the lineup’s most popular models, thanks to their powerful turbocharged engines, spacious cabins, and accessible GLC price points and GLE price points. The GLC is a compact crossover while the GLE walks the line between midsize and full-size. Which is the right choice for you and your family? Compare the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE below to find out!

GLC vs. GLE: Engines & Fuel Economy

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC

The new GLC and new GLE look similar but their performance specs and capabilities are different — sometimes vastly. Fuel-efficiency is the focus of the GLC while the GLE delivers more engine power and towing capability.

  • Engines: Under the hood of the GLC SUV, you’ll find a 241-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine with 273 lb-ft of torque on tap. The GLE SUV gets a standard 255-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4 rated at 273 lb-ft of torque.
  • Fuel Economy Ratings: The GLC is more fuel-efficient than the GLE. With its base powertrain, it earns 22 mpg city/27 mpg highway. The GLE earns 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway with its base engine.
  • Towing Capacity: The GLE is a great companion for beach trips or day trips around San Diego. With its optional trailer hitch, it tows up to 7,700 pounds. The GLC tows up to 3,500 pounds.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC

GLC vs. GLE: Features & Cargo Space

When it comes to SUVs, the interior room makes or breaks the driving experience for both the driver and their passengers. Fortunately, the GLC and GLE offer generous passenger and cargo room, as well as features like heated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control. The 2020 GLE also comes standard with Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) — a powerful infotainment system with 12.3-inch touchscreen, voice control, and touch-sensitive controls that put you in complete control of the cabin.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC Interior Measurements:

  • Passenger Capacity: 5
  • Maximum Cargo Capacity: 56.5 cubic feet
  • Front Headroom: 37.8 inches
  • Front Legroom: 40.8 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 38.5 inches
  • Rear Legroom: 37.3 inches

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Interior Measurements:

  • Passenger Capacity: 5 to 7 (optional)
  • Maximum Cargo Capacity: Nearly 80 cubic feet
  • Front Headroom: 40.5 inches
  • Front Legroom: 40.3 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 39.6 inches
  • Rear Legroom: 40.9 inches

Find the Perfect Car for You at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido!

In a Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE comparison, both SUVs stand out for different reasons. The GLC is smaller and more fuel-efficient, while the GLE is more powerful and tow-ready. Want to take one or both for a test drive around Escondido? Contact us to schedule an appointment near Escondido and San Marcos and to learn more about our Mercedes-Benz SUV lease specials! Are you looking for a larger SUV? See how the full-size Mercedes-Benz GLS compares to the Audi Q7!

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