2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300


2.0L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4


221 255

  MPG (City/Highway)

25/34 * 22/29 *

  Cargo Space

50.5 cu. ft. 56.5 cu. ft.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

Serving Milwaukee, WI

Mercedes-Benz introduced the GLA in 2014 as a subcompact crossover SUV. The GLC was released a year later. As a compact luxury crossover, it took its place above the GLA in the lineup. Despite being close siblings and sharing some design traits, these two crossovers are starkly different in critical areas. Our team at Mercedes-Benz of Milwaukee North will support your detailed comparison of the premium possibilities waiting for you in our inventory.


The many differences between the GLA 250 and the GLC 300 begin with their engines. Under the hood of the GLA 250, an I-4 turbo, 2.0-liter engine is paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch auto transmission to generate 221 horsepower. The GLC 300, on the other hand, connects a nine-speed auto transmission to the same turbocharged engine to produce 255 horsepower. Both of these models are available with 4MATIC® all-wheel drive as optional equipment.


The GLA 250 and the GLC 300 have recognizable family characteristics, such as a bar-style grille with the large Mercedes-Benz logo in the center. The GLA 250 is visibly smaller than the GLC 300. It has a strong curve through the roof, a single bar through the grille, a single LED light bar in the headlamps, and a chrome accent piece on the lower door panels. The GLC 300 has two bars through the grille and a stronger lower-front fascia design. Also, the LED headlights have a stacked look for a unique touch.


These crossovers can both accommodate five passengers comfortably, and they pamper all occupants with leather seats, a superior sound system, a multi-zone climate control system, and USB ports in the front and rear. Additional features in both models are voice recognition for the navigation system, Bluetooth® 1 tech, the MBUX system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The GLC 300 adds a few extra features, such as a 64-color ambient light system and larger display screens.

With differences in features, style, and abilities, a smart idea is to compare the driving experience that these models provide through a few road tests. Schedule test drives for the GLA 250 and the GLC 300 at Mercedes-Benz of Milwaukee North today.

* EPA estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate.

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