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

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE side by side

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350
$42,500 MSRP*

Starting MSRP

$54,250 MSRP*
2.0L turbocharged Inline-4


2.0L turbocharged Inline-4
255 hp


255 hp
3,500 lbs

Max Towing Capacity

7,500 lbs
56.5 cu-ft

Max Cargo Volume

80.3 cu-ft
22/29 city/hwy

EPA-Estimated MPG

19/26 city/hwy

Looking for a luxury SUV in San Antonio with the cutting-edge technology and performance to upgrade every drive? Both the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC and 2020 GLE rank among the very best midsize SUVs, thanks to their balanced driving dynamics, innovative safety tech systems, and much more. 

So which of these two impressive Mercedes-Benz SUVs is the right match for you? To start, the GLE offers more space for passengers and cargo. Join Mercedes-Benz of San Antonio as we compare the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE dimensions and performance specs up close, and then browse our Mercedes-Benz SUV inventory to explore trim levels and options!

GLC vs. GLE: Interior

Your choice between the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE may come down to your cargo and transport needs in Alamo Heights. Both the GLC and the GLE seat five passengers, but you’ll find significantly more cargo volume in the GLE — whether you’re at full passenger capacity, or folding down the second row to transport furniture or other large items. However, the smaller footprint of the GLC makes it easier to maneuver through dense traffic in downtown Shavano Park. 

Mercedes-Benz GLC: Interior Dimensions

  • Front headroom: 37.8 inches
  • Rear headroom: 38.5 inches
  • Front legroom: 40.8 inches
  • Rear legroom: 37.3 inches
  • Max cargo volume: 56.5 cubic feet
  • Trunk cargo volume: 19.4 cubic feet

Mercedes-Benz GLE Interior Dimensions

  • Front headroom: 40.5 inches
  • Rear headroom: 39.6 inches
  • Front legroom: 40.3 inches
  • Rear legroom: 40.9 inches
  • Max cargo volume: 80.3 cubic feet
  • Trunk cargo volume: 38.2 cubic feet

GLC vs. GLE: Performance

Which Mercedes-Benz SUV can deliver a more efficient performance on your commutes to Hollywood Park? The smaller GLC is the clear answer on that count. But when it comes to towing capacity, the GLE can tow up to 7,700 pounds — enough for most travel trailers. If your towing needs are more modest, the GLC can handle up to 3,500 pounds. Upgrading to the 4MATIC® or hybrid variants will also impact fuel economy. Compare GLC vs. GLE engines below:

Mercedes-Benz GLC Engine Options

  • Standard 2.0L turbocharged Inline-4: 255 hp | 273 lb-ft of torque | 22/29 city/hwy MPG
  • Available 2.0L inline-4 turbo + 90kW electric motor (GLC 350e): 315 hp | 516 lb-ft of torque | 67/70 city/hwy MPGe

Mercedes-Benz GLE Engine Options

  • Standard 2.0L turbocharged Inline-4: 255 hp | 273 lb-ft of torque | 19/26 city/hwy MPG
  • Available 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine with EQ Boost (GLE 450 4MATIC®): 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque | 19/24 city/hwy MPG
  • 4.0L V8 biturbo engine with EQ Boost (GLE 580 4MATIC®): 483 hp | 516 lb-ft of torque | 17/21 city/hwy MPG

Lease or Finance a Mercedes-Benz SUV in San Antonio 

Choosing between the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE really depends on your unique driving needs. If budget is a deciding factor, you’ll note that the GLC starts at an accessible $42,500 MSRP*. When you’re ready to secure the keys to your favorite Mercedes-Benz SUV, check out our new GLC and new GLE inventories online. Then, contact our team to set up a test drive!

*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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