2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs Mercedes-Benz GLE

When it comes to finding an ideal luxury crossover, either of the models in this 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs Mercedes-Benz GLE comparison can deliver the latest features, responsive engine options, and elegant good looks. Both of these vehicles are available at Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City, but there are differences in interior space and engine options that can help drivers make a choice between them.

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC is a compact luxury SUV that offers a sporty and maneuverable character. Available with one main engine option and in an elite AMG® model, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC comes standard with active suspension dampening and driver assistance features like forward collision warnings and mitigation and the ATTENTION ASSIST® system which notifies drivers if they may be getting too tired for safe driving. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE on the other hand is a midsize model that comes with those safety advantages as well as more engine options and a larger interior with 80.3 cubic feet of cargo space (compared to the 56.5 cubic feet on the 2017 GLC) with the rear seats folded down.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC VS 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$39,150 Starting MSRP $52,000
2.0-L turbo 4-cylinder (241 hp) Base Engine 3.5-L V6 (302 hp)
40/20/40 split folding Rear Seats 60/40 split folding
20.5 cubic feet Rear Cargo Space 38.2 cubic feet

Interior Features on Mercedes-Benz SUVs

Both the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLE have standard seating for five people, and are available with the elite 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive system*, which can help provide an even more responsive driving experience than even is standard with the premium engineering inherent in a Mercedes-Benz SUV.

Those seeking premium luxury can also find it in either of the models in this 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs Mercedes-Benz GLE comparison. The larger midsize GLE comes standard with luxuries like real wood trim in the interior, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection, the Mercedes-Benz COMAND® infotainment system with an eight-inch display screen, and an eight-speaker sound system. Features like automatic parking, a panoramic sunroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, and adaptive suspension options are also available.

Some high-value standard features on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC compact SUV include a 14-way power driver seat, a seven-inch infotainment display, and a universal garage door opener. Some intriguing available features include blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and an air freshening and purifying system. To learn more about these Mercedes-Benz SUVs in Kansas City MO, contact a member of our sales team today.


*Best performance on snow and ice obtained with winter tires. Please always drive carefully, consistent with road conditions.

rear view of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE parked by a lake
elegant interior of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC
side view of the driver's seat of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE