2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE




$49,900* MSRP

Starting Price

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


255-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4
6.2 sec 0-100 km/h


7.1 sec 0-100 km/h

Passenger Capacity

5 to 7 (optional)
550-1,600 L

Cargo Capacity

630-2,055 L
1,588 kg

Towing Capacity

3,500 kg

Auto aficionados in Oakville know that there’s nothing like a Mercedes-Benz SUV on the open road, but which model is the best choice for you? While all Mercedes-Benz SUV models boast impressive power and luxury, many drivers find themselves torn between the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE. Learn all about the key differences in price, performance, and space within these two incredible models – and then start shopping online for your new vehicle!

GLC vs. GLE: Price

Between the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE, you’ll notice a price difference. The Mercedes-Benz GLC lineup starts at just $49,900* MSRP, while the Mercedes-Benz GLE lineup starts at $69,900* MSRP. That’s a difference of $20,000 for the base model. And while some Milton drivers may prefer the smaller price tag of the Mercedes-Benz GLC, others will find that the larger size and the more robust capabilities of the Mercedes-Benz GLE are well worth the extra money.

GLC vs. GLE: Performance

Next up, how do the two perform while navigating Mississauga? Both models have the same base configuration: 2.0L turbo inline-4, 9G-TRONIC 9-speed, and 4MATIC all-wheel drive. However, the lighter GLC has faster acceleration and the larger GLE has greater towing capacity overall.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 

  • 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • 255 horsepower
  • 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.2 sec 0-100 km/h acceleration
  • 1,588 kg towing capacity

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE

  • 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • 255 horsepower
  • 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 7.1 sec 0-100 km/h
  • 3,500 kg towing capacity

GLC vs. GLE: Dimensions

What about space? Between the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE, both Mercedes-Benz SUV models offer tons of passenger and cargo room. Both models seat 5 passengers standard, but the GLE also can be equipped with an optional 7-person configuration. And while the GLC is a spacious SUV, the GLE has the edge when it comes to cargo space as well.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC interior dimensions: 

  • Passenger Capacity: 5
  • Front Headroom: 1,064 mm
  • Rear Headroom: 1,005 mm
  • Front Legroom: 1,036 mm
  • Rear Legroom: 947 mm
  • Maximum Cargo Capacity: 1,600 L

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE interior dimensions:

  • Passenger Capacity: 5 to 7 (optional)
  • Front Headroom: 1,074 mm
  • Rear Headroom: 1,027 mm
  • Front Legroom: 1,024 mm
  • Rear Legroom: 1,040 mm
  • Maximum Cargo Capacity: 2,055 L

GLC vs. GLE: Features

Finally, what about luxury features? Both models are equipped with state-of-the-art comforts and conveniences to make your daily drives better than ever. Both offer amenities like power front seats with memory and remote connectivity, but the GLE offers extra luxuries to make every ride more memorable.

 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC interior features: 

  • THERMATIC dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 3 years of Mercedes me Connect Services
  • Mercedes me Assist Services
  • Remote Start via Mercedes Me Mobile App
  • Heated, power-folding side mirrors
  • Illuminated entry system

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE interior features:

  • Climate-controlled front cupholders
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • ARTICO upholstery
  • Infrared-remote window opening and closing
  • EASY-PACK power tailgate

Find Your Mercedes-Benz SUV with Mercedes-Benz Burlington

You’ve read all about the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE, now take them for a ride at Mercedes-Benz Burlington. Visit our showroom in Burlington to get behind the wheel or contact us with any questions about our lineup and services.

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