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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs Mercedes-Benz GLE

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV

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

Starting Price

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


255-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4
22 mpg city

Fuel Efficiency (city)

19 mpg city
29 mpg highway

Fuel Efficiency (highway)

26 mpg highway

Passenger Capacity

5 to 7 (optional)
Up to 3,500 pounds

Towing Capacity

Up to 7,700 pounds

The Mercedes-Benz SUV is one of the most coveted vehicles with our Portland and

Hillsboro customers, but with so many excellent choices in the lineup, which model is the best for you? Between the popular 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE, you’ll find two powerful and luxurious options that will turn heads all over the Happy Valley area. Let’s get a closer look inside the cabin and under the hood to see which Mercedes-Benz SUV is your perfect match:

GLC vs. GLE: Engine Specs & Towing

Between the GLC vs. GLE, you’ll find two different personalities on the road. The GLC is the more fuel-efficient of the two, while the Mercedes-Benz GLE is the more powerful. Commuters may prefer the extra annual savings of the GLC, and others might prefer the extra capacity of the GLE. Take a look:

  • Engine Power: On either Mercedes-Benz SUV, you’ll enjoy a 255-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4 that creates 273 lb-ft of torque.
  • Fuel Economy: The GLC generates an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway, while the GLE offers an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway rating.
  • Towing Capacity: When equipped with the available trailer hitch, you’ll be able to tow up to 7,700 pounds on the GLE. Meanwhile, the GLC tows up to 3,500 pounds with the available trailer hitch.

GLC vs. GLE: Interior Dimensions & Features

Any Mercedes-Benz SUV is packed with high-tech features that make your daily drive easier than ever. Whether you end up with the GLE or GLC, you’ll be treated to amenities ranging from heated front seating to HD Radio™ receivers. But if you need up to three rows of seating for your family and friends, then the GLE is the more spacious pick:

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 CargoCapacity: 56.5 cubic feet

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Interior Dimensions:

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

Test Drive a Mercedes-Benz SUV with Mercedes-Benz of Beaverton

Test out the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE for yourself with a test drive at Mercedes-Benz of Beaverton. You’ll find us in Portland with a large selection of GLC SUVs and GLE SUVs, along with plenty of new vehicle specials to explore. Contact us for more information and be sure to check out more Mercedes-Benz comparisons like the C-Class vs. E-Class or GLC vs. GLA!




Disclaimers: *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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