Navy Blue 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Blue 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

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

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV

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

If you’re looking for a practical, well-appointed, and capable family vehicle, there’s no option quite like a Mercedes-Benz SUV. Still, unless you’ve done your research, you may be completely unaware of which models have more to offer for your Mclean-area adventures! For many drivers, the search begins or ends with a comparison between the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE. Here’s what you should know off the bat:

  • Is efficiency or capability more important to you? If you answered the former, you might be more satisfied with the slightly-smaller GLC. If impressive towing capacity is on your list of requirements, you’ll want to stick with the GLE.
  • Although both models offer tons of amenities, only the GLE can be equipped with an optional third row. The Mercedes-Benz GLC always has five seats.

GLC vs. GLE: Interior Features & Cargo Space

No matter which new Mercedes-Benz SUV you end up settling on, you’ll receive a 12.3-inch touchscreen, power front seats with memory, and the intuitive, voice-activated Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment center. That said, there are more than a few differences that you should be aware of. Take a closer look at the Mercedes-Benz GLC interior or the Mercedes-Benz GLE interior today, and compare them on key dimensions here:

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Dimensions: Cabin Space and Cargo Volume

  • 5-Passenger Seating
  • Up to 56.5 cubic feet of cargo volume (rear seats folded)
  • Headroom – 37.8 inches up front, 38.5 inches in row two.
  • Legroom – 40.8 inches up front, 37.3 inches in row two.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Interior Dimensions: Cabin Space and Cargo Volume

  • 5-Passenger Seating, or 7 with Optional 3rd Row
  • Nearly 80 cubic feet of cargo volume (rear seats folded)
  • Headroom – 40.5 inches up front, 39.6 inches in row two
  • Legroom – 40.3 inches up front, 40.9 inches in row two

GLC vs. GLE: Performance Specs

The 2020 GLC and the 2020 GLE include nearly identical engines as standard. However, the smaller GLC does a little better on fuel economy. If you regularly make longer drives between Great Falls and Arlington, it’s the more economical option:

  • GLC Base Engine: 2.0-Liter turbocharged Inline-4
    • 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
    • EPA-Estimated 22 mpg city, 29 mpg highway
  • GLE Base Engine: 2.0-Liter turbocharged Inline-4
    • 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
    • EPA-Estimated 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway

Although each offers a range of additional engine upgrades, the GLC maintains this advantage across the lineup. However, in terms of maximum available towing power, the GLE is a clear winner:

  • GLC Towing Limit – 3,500 pounds, when properly equipped
  • GLE Towing Limit – 7,700 pounds, when properly equipped

Get Behind the Wheel at Mercedes-Benz of Tysons Corner!

Are you still weighing your options? Why not compare the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE in person, at Mercedes-Benz of Tysons Corner? We’ll take you through all the options in our new GLC and our new GLE inventories, and show you our Mercedes-Benz SUV leasing and financing offers, too!

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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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