Black 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Blue 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

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

Starting at $42,500*


Starting at $56,200*
255-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4


255-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4
22 mpg city/29 mpg highway

Fuel Efficiency

19 mpg city/26 mpg highway
3,500 lbs.

Towing Capacity

7,700 lbs.
5 passengers

Seating Capacity

Up to 7 passengers

When looking for a new Mercedes-Benz SUV, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE both offer a bunch of intuitive features that are perfect for your daily commute out of Urbandale. Regardless of whether you prefer the new 2020 GLC or GLE, you’ll be impressed with the space and comfort offered by both models. Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines brings you this closer look at the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE to help you compare their interiors and performance.

GLC vs. GLE: Performance and Towing Capacity

Both the 2020 GLC and GLE offer similar styles, but there are notable performance differences between the two Mercedes-Benz SUV models. The GLC prioritizes fuel economy, which is perfect for those long commutes around Ankeny. Meanwhile, the GLE is geared more towards towing power and engine performance. Compare the specs below to see which is right for your driving habits:

  • Engine: Both models come standard with the 255-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4 that creates 273 lb-ft of torque
  • Fuel Economy: The GLC provides an eco-friendly EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway while the GLE provides an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway rating.
  • Towing: If you upgrade to the available trailer hitch on the GLE, you’ll be able to tow up to 7,700 pounds around Waukee. Meanwhile, the GLC can tow up to 3,500 pounds with the same trailer hitch.

GLC vs. GLE: Interior Dimensions & Features

When looking at the GLC vs. GLE, both have similar interior amenities, such as heated front seats with driver memory, dual-zone automatic climate control, and an HD Radio™. However, if you need to carry more passengers or gear on those Ames road trips, the available third-row seat on the GLE is ideal. These are the details on the GLC vs. GLE dimensions:

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Interior Dimensions:

  • Passenger Capacity: 5
  • Front Legroom: 40.8 inches
  • Rear Legroom: 37.3 inches
  • Front Headroom: 37.8 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 38.5 inches
  • Maximum Cargo Capacity: 56.5 cubic feet

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Interior Dimensions:

  • Passenger Capacity: 5 to 7 (optional)
  • Front Legroom: 40.3 inches
  • Rear Legroom: 40.9 inches
  • Front Headroom: 40.5 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 39.6 inches
  • Maximum Cargo Capacity: Nearly 80 cubic feet

Find Your next Mercedes-Benz SUV at Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines

If you still can’t decide between the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE, Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines is here to help! Head into the dealership where you can compare both Mercedes-Benz SUVs in person. You can even compare the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. the BMW X3 to see how the Mercedes-Benz GLC races ahead of its competition! Take a look at our new vehicle specials and then give us a call today.

*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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