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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE*

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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC*

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC

It’s no easy feat comparing two luxury SUVs, so pitting 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC can be tough. That’s why we’ve put together this quick and convenient match-up covering performance specs, interior dimensions, and interior features. Let’s see how these two stack up against each other.


If you’re looking for track-like performance and high-end towing, the Mercedes-Benz GLE fits a V6 engine for more power than the Mercedes-Benz GLC four-cylinder. However, the GLC is going to make better mileage whether you’re in the center of Clayton or cruising from to Ladue:

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC
    • Power: Offers 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
    • Fuel Economy: 22 mpg city/27 mpg highway
    • Maximum Towing: 3,500 pounds
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE
    • Power: Capable of 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque
    • Fuel Economy: 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway
    • Maximum Towing: 7,200 pounds
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Interior Dimensions

Both the Mercedes-Benz GLE and the Mercedes-Benz GLC provide spacious seating for five, but the latter is a little roomier for those at the front. That said, the Mercedes-Benz GLE provides considerably more cargo space for enhanced practicality and utility:

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC
    • Cargo Space Behind 2nd Row: 19.4 cubic feet
    • Cargo Space Behind 1st Row: 56.5 cubic feet
    • Front Headroom: 41.9 inches
    • Front Legroom: 40.8 inches
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE
    • Cargo Space Behind 2nd Row: 38.2 cubic feet
    • Cargo Space Behind 1st Row: 80.3 cubic feet
    • Front Headroom: 40.4 inches
    • Front Legroom: 40.3 inches
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Interior Features

You’ll find a strong range of premium features fitted as standard in both Mercedes-Benz SUVs, including:

  • Heated Front Seats
  • Power Liftgate
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control

They’ll keep you comfortable and enhance convenience whether you’re taking a quick drive into Collinsville or taking the whole family on a cross-country vacation.

Each model also shares several indulgent optional features:

  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • 3-Zone Climate Control
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Leather Upholstery
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Mercedes-Benz GLE advantages include a standard 8-speaker sound system, while Mercedes-Benz GLC advantages include Variable Assisted Steering as standard.

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If you still aren’t 100% sure which model would best fit your needs, simply visit us today. We’ll talk through all your options and even introduce you to the latest special offersContact us today to find out more.

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