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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLEvs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC

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The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC is a compact SUV with noteworthy fuel-efficiency and a generous array of features for its price-tag. Stepping up to the 2020 GLE gets you a stronger engine and a roomier interior. If you’re stumped as to which is right for you—not to worry! Mercedes-Benz of Ontario near Eastvale has done the research. Below, you’ll find a GLE vs. GLC comparison that outlines the individual strengths of these two amazing SUVs!

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE VS 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC
$56,200 Price $40,700
2.0L inline-4 turbo engine Engine 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine
7,700 pounds Towing Capacity 3,500 pounds
19/26 City/Highway MPG 22/27
Optional AMG® Line Package Optional

GLE vs. GLC: Price

When comparing the GLC vs. GLE in terms of price, you’ll see that both the new GLE and new GLC offer power and lavish interiors for a price-tag that’s reasonable for their class. The midsize 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® SUV starts at $56,200, while the smaller 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 goes for a base price of $40,700.


GLE vs. GLC: Performance & Utility

Even in the luxury segment, an SUV isn’t a bonafide SUV without the performance chops and utility features drivers expect. Here, the GLE and GLC excel, although in different ways:

  • Engine: The GLC 300 features a 241-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder rated at 273 lb-ft of torque. Powered by a 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine, the GLE 350 4MATIC® produces 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque.
  • Towing: The GLC can tow up to 3,500 pounds. Properly equipped, the GLE manages up to 7,700 pounds.
  • Fuel-Efficiency: Of the two, the GLC is the more fuel-efficient option for San Bernardino County drivers, earning up to 22 mpg city/27 mpg highway.

GLE vs. GLC: Premium Features

It may come as a surprise that, despite the price difference, the GLE and GLC offer many of the same features, such as:

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Genuine wood trim
  • Power driver’s seat with memory
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Power liftgate
  • Heated front seats

As the more expensive model, the GLE comes equipped with standard features like a 12.3-inch display, Mercedes-Benz User Experience, and infrared-remote window opening and closing. Still, you can upgrade either SUV with packages like AMG® Line, which adds sport steering wheel, sport interior appointments, and AMG® body styling.


Compare the GLC vs. GLE Near Rancho Cucamonga!

Compare the GLE vs. GLC—or out-of-brand GLE and GLC competitors—at Mercedes-Benz of Ontario. Need something with smaller dimensions? Compare the GLC vs. GLA! When you’re ready, schedule a test drive at our dealership, located at 3787 East Guasti Road in Ontario, CA, a short drive from Chino and Fontana. If you have questions about these Mercedes-Benz SUVs, or how to apply for financing, contact us any day of the week!

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