2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

While shopping for a new luxury Mercedes-Benz SUV in the Sussex-area, you’re likely to consider both the 2020 GLC and the 2020 GLE. But at the end of the day, only one model can snag a coveted spot in your driveway! Both SUVs deliver robust turbo engines and a wealth of interior features and space, but there are some key differences you’ll want to note. Compare the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE in-depth with Mercedes-Benz of Newton to help make the smartest choice for your needs.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV


$42,500* Starting MSRP

255-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4


255-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4
22 mpg city/29 mpg highway

City/Highway MPG

19 mpg city/26 mpg highway

Passenger Capacity

5 to 7 (optional)
Up to 3,500 pounds

Towing Capacity

Up to 7,700 pounds

GLC vs. GLE: Engine Performance

At surface level, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLE may look pretty similar. But when you look a little closer and get under the hood, you’ll find that both Mercedes-Benz SUV models offer differing levels of performance on Hackettstown roads and highways. The GLC is a bit more fuel-efficient, while the GLE offers more muscle for those who desire it and easily bests the BMW X5. Take a closer look, below:

  • Engine: The powerful GLC and GLE Mercedes-Benz SUV both boast a 255-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4 that produces 273 lb-ft of torque.
  • Fuel Economy: Here it’s the GLC that’s a bit more cost-effective, earning an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway compared to an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway for the GLE.
  • Towing: Need an SUV with great towing power? The GLE is built to deliver the muscle you require, towing up to 7,700 pounds when equipped with the available trailer hitch. Meanwhile, the GLC can tow up to 3,500 pounds with its available trailer hitch attached.

GLC vs. GLE: Interior Amenities and Dimensions

When you compare the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE in terms of their interior amenities, you’ll find many of the same premium offerings like dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, power front seats with driver memory, and an HD Radio™ receiver. To keep you connected on the go, both SUVs offer Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with a 12.3-inch touchscreen, touch-sensitive controls, and voice control.

Compare the GLC vs. GLE interior dimensions, however, and you’ll find that the larger GLE offers more space overall:

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Interior Dimensions

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

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Interior Dimensions:

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

Find Your New Mercedes-Benz SUV at Mercedes-Benz of Newton!

Perhaps the best way to determine which Mercedes-Benz SUV is right for you is to test drive both models at Mercedes-Benz of Newton! Contact us to arrange an appointment near Hamburg today. You can compare the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE up close, then work with our friendly finance team once you’ve made a decision. Before visiting us, be sure to browse our new vehicle specials!

*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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