2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV vs Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV

December 23rd, 2019 by

The 2020 model year is a big year for SUVs. Since SUVs become more and more popular as time goes on, it is up to Mercedes-Benz to create the definitive luxury SUV for the new decade. Mercedes-Benz already makes two SUVs, the GLE and GLC, which both continue into the 2020 model year. Even if the two are only one letter off, there are a lot more differences between them if you look closely. Use the following table to compare a few of the available highlights that distinguish the GLE SUV from the GLC SUV.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV Versus 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV
7 Seating 5
40.5/39.6 Front/ Rear Head Room, inches 37.8/38.5
11/12 Exterior/Interior Color Options 12/13
Central available Limited Slip Differential Center and Rear Available
20/27/22 Fuel Economy, MPG (city/highway/combined) 22/29/24
194.3 x 76.7 x 70.7 Vehicle Dimensions, inches (length x width x height) 183.3 x 74.8 x 64.7
40.5 Front Head Room, inches 37.8
39.6 Rear Head Room, inches 38.5
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE exterior shot close up of headlight with part of bumper and bright light in background
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV grey paint close up of wheel symmetrical
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV vs GLC SUV Comparison Summary
The biggest difference between the two Mercedes-Benz SUVs is their size. The GLE is bigger, so much so that there is an optional third row for maximum seating capacity. This upgrade in size comes with a slight downgrade in fuel economy and drops two color options. There are also differences in engine performance, detailed quickly below.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV Versus 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV
2.0L Inline 4 Turbo/3.0L V6 Turbo gas/electric Base/Upgraded Engine 2.0L Inline 4 Turbo/4.0L V8 Turbo
255/362 Horsepower (base/upgraded) 255/469
273/369 Torque lb-ft (base/upgraded) 273/479
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV interior shot showing ambient lighting green and large touchscreen display and steering wheel
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV interior shot from through sunroof showing brown interior and screens on
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV Trim Level Comparison

Test drive a Mercedes-Benz in Bluffton, SC
If you want to test drive either the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV or 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV, you’re in luck. If you schedule a test drive with a dealership representative at Mercedes-Benz of Hilton Head, you can judge for yourself which SUV you prefer. Contact us online, over the phone, or on the lot to learn more!

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