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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. GLC

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA and GLC are two great picks if you’re shopping for a reasonably priced compact SUV. San Bernardino families love the new GLA and GLC for different reasons; the GLA offers a cozy interior and great fuel-efficiency, while the GLC delivers a stronger powertrain that’s suitable for towing. Read on to compare the Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. GLC in more depth!

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA VS 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC
$33,400 Starting MSRP $40,050
208-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder Engine 241-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder
24/33 City/Highway MPG Ratings 22/28
8-inch Central Display 7-inch
Feature Not Offered Storage Package Standard


The Mercedes-Benz GLA is the brand’s entry-level SUV, while the GLC is a step up. Which SUV is within your price range? Find out below:

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA: $33,400 starting MSRP
  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLA 45: $50,600 starting MSRP
  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC: $40,050 starting MSRP
  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLC 63: $69,900 starting MSRP

The new GLC is also available in four coupe trims, starting with the GLC 300 4MATIC® Coupe ($46,600 MSRP).

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

Performance & Capacities

  • Engine: The GLA SUV’s power ranges from 208 to 375 hp, while the GLC SUV offers engines ranging from 241 to 469 hp (up to 503 hp with the GLC Coupe).
  • MPG Ratings: At the base level, the GLA is more fuel-efficient with an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city/33 mpg highway vs. the GLC’s 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway rating.
  • Towing Capacity: Properly equipped, the GLC SUVs and Coupes can tow up to 3,500 pounds. Towing isn’t recommended with the GLA.
  • Cargo Capacity: With its rear seats folded, the GLA offers up to 43.6 cubic feet of cargo room. The GLC expands cargo room to a maximum of 56.5 cubic feet (SUV) or 49.4 cubic feet (Coupe).

Standard Luxury Features

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Despite its reasonable price-tag, the GLA treats Chino and Fontana drivers to features like DYNAMIC SELECT®, a multifunction steering wheel, 14-way power driver’s seat, 8-inch display with a central controller, and a CD player with MP3 capability.
  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC: The GLC gets a 7-inch display instead of an 8-inch display but also includes the above features as standard. It also gets a selective damping system, anodized roof rails, and a Storage Package.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

Test Drive the GLA or GLC at Mercedes-Benz of Ontario!

Compare the Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. GLC in person at Mercedes-Benz of Ontario! Schedule a test drive near Rancho Cucamonga and Eastvale. Interested in how these SUVs perform against out-of-brand competitors? Check out these comparisons: Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. Audi Q3 and BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. BMW X3, and Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. Lexus NX. If you’re looking for a larger SUV, see how the GLC compares to the GLE!

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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


Phone: (909) 212-8500

3787 East Guasti Road Ontario, CA
34.0657451 -117.5712687
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Mercedes-Benz of Ontario
Mercedes-Benz of Ontario
3787 East Guasti Road
Ontario, CA, 91761 United States
Mercedes-Benz of Ontario 34.0657451, -117.5712687.