Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLE side by side

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE

$49,900 MSRP*

Starting Price

$69,900 MSRP*
255-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4


255-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4
10.7 city/8 highway L/100km**

Fuel Economy

12.4 city/9 highway L/100km**

Passenger Capacity

5 to 7 (optional)

Both the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLE are top luxury models in the Mercedes-Benz SUV lineup. With thrilling turbo engines, ample seating, and high-end technology in both models, you can’t choose wrong. Learn more about the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE with our comparison guide at Mercedes-Benz Durham today and take to Toronto roads in a new Mercedes-Benz SUV!

2021 GLC vs. GLE: Performance Specs

When comparing these two Mercedes-Benz SUVs, you’ll find two different performance options. Though the 2021 GLC and GLE both come with the same engine and transmission pairing, a standard rear-wheel-drive, and an option to upgrade to the available 4MATIC® AWD system on either, you’ll find one to be a bit more efficient on Oshawa trips. Check out the base specs of the 2021 GLC vs. GLE:

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 

  • 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • 4MATIC all-wheel-drive
  • 255 horsepower
  • 10.7 city/8 highway L/100km**

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE

  • 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • 4MATIC all-wheel-drive
  • 255 horsepower
  • 12.4 city/9 highway L/100km**

2021 GLC vs. GLE: Cargo Space and Dimensions

As is to be expected with a luxury Mercedes-Benz SUV, both the new GLE and GLC offer exceptional comfort and convenience. Each has versatile fold-down seats to give you more room, but in the end, the new Mercedes-Benz GLE offers the most interior space. Here are the 2021 GLC vs. GLE cargo space and dimensions:

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC interior dimensions: 

  • Passenger Capacity: 5
  • Front Headroom: 96 cm
  • Rear Headroom: 97.8 cm
  • Front Legroom: 103.6 cm
  • Rear Legroom: 94.7 cm
  • Maximum Cargo Capacity: 1.6 cubic meters

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE interior dimensions:

  • Passenger Capacity: 5 to 7 (optional)
  • Front Headroom: 102.9 cm
  • Rear Headroom: 93.7 cm
  • Front Legroom: 102.4 cm
  • Rear Legroom: 103.9 cm
  • Maximum Cargo Capacity: 2 cubic meters

2021 GLC vs. GLE: Interior Features

Stepping into each of these Mercedes-Benz SUVs for your Markham drives, you’ll find quite a few similarities such as a versatile steering wheel with control buttons and touchpad controller, the exceptional FrontBass system and HD radio receiver, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and hands-free Bluetooth interface and audio streaming. Take a look at some of the additional features you’ll find available in the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE:

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC interior features: 

  • Analog gauges with high-resolution multifunction display
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia display
  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX)
  • Voice Control with Natural Language Understanding
  • “Hey, Mercedes” keyword activation
  • Hands-free Bluetooth interface and audio streaming
  • Dual USB-C audio ports
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 40/20/40-split rear seats with power folding
  • Heated power front seats with driver memory

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE interior features:

  • Voice Control with Natural Language Understanding
  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX)
  • “Hey, Mercedes” keyword activation
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen multimedia display
  • MB Navigation
  • Five USB-C ports
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power tilt/sliding sunroof
  • 40/20/40-split-folding 2nd-row seats
  • Heated power front seats with driver memory
  • MB-Tex upholstery

Find Exciting New Mercedes-Benz SUVs at Mercedes-Benz Durham

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