Compare 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC


2.0L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4


221 hp 255 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

23/31 * 22/29 *

  0-60 mph

6.9 seconds ** 6.1 seconds **

  Cargo Space

62.0 cu. ft. 56.5 cu. ft.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Serving Urbandale, IA

If you are in the market for a luxury crossover SUV, it can be difficult to beat what the Mercedes-Benz lineup offers today. However, with many impressive possibilities offered, selecting the right model requires a greater understanding of the options. Two of the models that may grab your attention right away are the GLB and the GLC. With less than a $5,000 price differential, you may assume that these models would share many features and traits. However, a closer look at what they offer will shed light on their essential differences.


The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB is a two-row crossover with the option of a third row, and it is available with one powertrain. Specifically, it draws 221 horsepower from a turbo 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine. The GLC, on the other hand, is only available with two rows of seating. Its base engine is a turbo four-cylinder engine that produces 255 horsepower. There is also a hybrid variant that gives you 315 net horsepower.


While the GLB and the GLC are close cousins, they are easy to tell apart on the road. The GLB has an upright stance with a confident roofline. The hood is sharply defined, and the sides are smooth. The grille holds a single bar and has a stardust pattern. The GLC, on the other hand, has a tapered roofline with a sharp accent through the sides. The grille has a black background with a dual-bar design.


When you compare the features of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB to the GLC’s features, you may be pleased to discover that they have many similarities. For example, MB-Tex synthetic leather is standard in both models. In addition, these vehicles both have a dual-zone auto climate control system, the MBUX infotainment system, a sound system, assistive safety features, and more. The GLB comes with a 7-inch touch display screen and standard heated seats. In the GLC, you will find a 10-inch display screen with optional heated seats.

Our Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines sales associates are enthusiastic about being a part of your next SUV purchase. To continue getting to know these models, stop by our auto dealership today for a test drive comparison of the GLB and the GLC.

* EPA estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate.

** Stated rates of acceleration are based upon manufacturer’s track results and may vary depending on model, environmental and road surface conditions, driving style, elevation and vehicle load.