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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Corona drivers looking for a luxurious sub-compact SUV will find the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA and 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC impressive candidates. The GLA treats occupants with a comfortable interior and amenities, while the GLC provides a stronger engine and more performance-focused features. We take a closer look at both Mercedes-Benz models below!

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA VS 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC
$33,950* Starting MSRP $40,700*
208-hp 2.0L inline-4 engine Engine 241-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4
7G-DCT 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission Transmission 9G-TRONIC® automatic transmission with shift paddles
Not recommended Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs with Optional Trailer Hitch II
8-inch Central Display 7-inch

Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. GLC: Price

Compare the price of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. GLC and Fontana drivers will find different price points to fit a range of budgets:

Shoppers in Rancho Cucamonga who are interested in a coupe-style SUV can also opt for one of the four GLC Coupe models. This range of GLC models begins with the GLC 300 4MATIC® Coupe, which starts at $47,300 MSRP*.

2019 MB GLC 300 Driving
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. GLC: Performance & Capabilities

  • Engines: A 208-hp 2.0L inline-4 engine that creates 258 lb-ft of torque can be had on the new GLA, while the GLC delivers a more powerful 241-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4 which produces 384 lb-ft of torque.
  • Transmission: While both Mercedes-Benz SUVs offer smooth shifting on the San Bernardino County streets, the GLC gets the added benefit of the 9G-TRONIC® automatic transmission with shift paddles, while the GLA sports a 7G-DCT 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
  • Towing: Towing isn’t recommended on the GLA, but when equipped with the optional trailer hitch, the GLC can manage up to 3,500 pounds.
  • Cargo Space: Fold down the rear seats of the GLA, and you can access up to 43.6 cubic feet of cargo room. For those with more demanding cargo carrying needs, the GLC SUV boasts a maximum of 56.5 cubic feet of cargo space or 49.4 cubic feet with the Coupe lineup.

Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. GLC: Amenities

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Even with the lower price tag of the GLC, Upton and Chico drivers can still access premium features like DYNAMIC SELECT®, ATTENTION ASSIST®, 4-way power lumbar support, 8-inch display with a central controller, and hands-free Bluetooth®** interface.
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC: Other than swapping the 8-inch display for a 7-inch version, the GLC includes the features above. The GLC also bolsters performance with features like selective damping system and torque vectoring brakes.
2019 MB GLC Interior

Experience Both Mercedes-Benz SUVs at Mercedes-Benz of Ontario

If you’re ready to get behind the wheel of the GLC or GLA, or want to see both models in person before making your decision, get in touch with Mercedes-Benz of Ontario. No matter which model you choose, our financing department at our Ontario dealership will work to secure you a loan with a competitive rate.

*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.
**Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth® SIG, Inc.

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Mercedes-Benz of Ontario

3787 East Guasti Road Ontario, CA



Phone: (909) 212-8400

3787 East Guasti Road Ontario, CA


Phone: (909) 212-8500

3787 East Guasti Road Ontario, CA
34.0657451 -117.5712687
Mercedes-Benz of Ontario 34.0657451, -117.5712687.