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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 SUV


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 SUV
$36,230 MSRP*

Starting MSRP

$42,500 MSRP*
2.0L turbo inline-4


2.0L turbo inline-4
25 mpg city/34 mpg highway**

City/Highway MPG

22 mpg city/29 mpg highway**

Passenger Capacity

50.5 cubic feet

Cargo Capacity

56.5 cubic feet

Mercedes-Benz SUVs can provide you with all the power, space, and features you need in a luxury package that you can’t beat. Whether you’re just starting your search or need to narrow down your options, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA or Mercedes-Benz GLC are two worth your consideration. From their exceptional performance and fuel economy on Portland roads, to their advanced features and enhanced interior cabins, there’s sure to be a model that checks all the boxes for what you’re looking for. Compare the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. GLE to see which suits you best, then be sure to explore our inventory of luxury SUVs at Mercedes-Benz of Beaverton. 



Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. GLC: Price and Trim Levels

With luxury SUVs like the GLA and GLC, you’ll find both offer competitive starting prices for their respective performance and features. The base Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 package starts at $36,230 MSRP*, while the standard Mercedes-Benz GLC has just a slightly higher starting price of $42,500 MSRP*. If you’re interested in the GLA, you’ll have two unique trim packages to choose from, but if you opt for the GLA you can choose from three distinct configurations as well as AMG®® trim options that provide an exhilarating sport performance to your SUV experience. 

Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. GLC: Performance Specs 

When you compare the GLA vs. GLC by performance you’ll find both sport similar engine configurations but these are paired with different transmission options and drivetrain systems. On the GLA, you’ll have a slightly better fuel economy rating over the GLC, while the GLC sports a larger transmission and delivers higher performance specs when it comes to horsepower and torque. Despite having different standard drivetrain systems in place, Hillsboro drivers can upgrade both models with the brand’s celebrated available 4MOTION® AWD systems which enables you to easily change gears and have better handling on tough roughs for a seamless ride. See the base specs for both SUVs below:

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA

  • 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine
  • 8-speed dual clutch automatic transmission
  • 221 horsepower
  • 258 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard RWD
  • Available 4MOTION® AWD
  • EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/34 mpg highway rating**

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

  • 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • 255 horsepower
  • 273 lb-ft of torque
  • Available 4MOTION® AWD
  • EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway rating**

Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. GLC: Interior Space and Features 

The GLA and GLC both deliver incredible luxury interior features to keep you connected while on the road such as Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), voice control systems with “Hey Mercedes” keyword activation, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto®, Bluetooth®® streaming audio, and much more, however, you will notice some differences such as the 7-inch touchscreen display available in the GLA, while you’ll have a 10.25-inch touchscreen display to access all your apps and settings in the GLC. The same can be said when it comes to interior space as passengers and drivers are sure to have comfortable seating in either option, however, the GLC comes with just a bit more cargo space over the GLA to store and protect your belongings. Take a look at how their measurements compare below: 

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Interior Dimensions: 

  • Passenger Capacity: 5 
  • Front Headroom: 34.9 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 38.1 inches
  • Front Legroom: 41.0 inches
  • Rear Legroom: 38.0 inches
  • Maximum Cargo Capacity: 50.5 cubic feet 

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Interior Dimensions: 

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


Since you’re driving a Mercedes-Benz, you’ll have an immense amount of technology for your Portland drive. You get this on either choice in the GLA vs. GLC battle, but we have to note that the GLC offers more standard technological features. For instance, heated seats come optional on the GLA while on the GLC, you have heated seats standard on both the regular and performance trims.

Parking assistance is another feature that separates the GLA from the GLC. While you will have to pay extra for parking assistance on the GLA and the standard trim of the GLC, if you opt for the AMG® performance model, you’re getting parking assistance standard. However, if you’re looking for a similarity between the GLA vs. the GLC, you’ll be happy to know that you’ve got a keyless ignition standard on all GLA and GLC models.

Compare the GLA vs. GLC in Person at Mercedes-Benz of Beaverton

After comparing the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. GLC, you can feel confident on Happy Valley roads no matter which Mercedes-Benz SUV you bring home. Are you ready to discover one of your own? Browse our online inventory of new Mercedes-Benz GLA and new Mercedes-Benz GLC models for sale to choose from many exciting trim options along with many other impressive SUVs. Our finance team is here to answer your questions or help get the leasing process started to get you one step closer to your next luxury vehicle. Contact us for more information and to schedule a test drive at our dealership near Portland!


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*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.

**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.

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