2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE


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


255 hp 255 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

22/29 * 19/26 *

  Cargo Space

56.5 cu. ft. 74.9 cu. ft.

  Seating Capacity

5 Passengers 5-7 Passengers (Third Row Seating Optional)

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Serving Milwaukee, WI

The GLC and GLE crossovers are both popular options for our customers at Mercedes-Benz of Milwaukee North. They are close siblings in the lineup, and they are both offered in crossover and crossover coupe body styles. The GLC crossover is the smaller and more affordable of the two models, but both of these stunning options hold unique appeal and exciting features.


The capabilities of the 2021 GLC and the 2021 GLE are comparable when you compare their lower-level trims. Both models have an I-4, 2.0-liter turbo engine with a 255-horsepower output at the lower levels. The GLC is also available with a hybrid version of this engine that produces 315 net horsepower. The GLE’s other engines are a 3.0-liter, I-6 turbo, 362-horsepower option, a 4.0-liter, V8 bi-turbo, 483-horsepower option.


The 2021 GLC has athletic curves throughout its profile and down the angled nose. This model has tall ground clearance, premium contouring through the side doors, a two-bar grille, and bold headlights outlined by LED ribbons. The GLE for 2021 has a taller profile with decadent definition down the sides. The prominent hood rolls into a single-bar grille. The GLE’s headlights have a similar shape as the GLC’s headlights, but the LED light beams have two bars that are beautifully bent.


As you might expect, both Mercedes-Benz crossovers have high-level materials accented by metal and wood trim pieces. The GLC’s front end shows a forward-mounted touch display screen and a second digital screen placed behind the steering wheel. The GLE’s front end, on the other hand, has a single display screen that is embedded in the dashboard. This screen encompasses the driver’s gauges and flows to the dashboard center to deliver access to the infotainment system’s features.

Our Mercedes-Benz of Milwaukee North reps are always happy to meet with our customers in person, and we are looking forward to walking with you through our showroom soon. Your visit gives you the chance to compare the GLC and GLE crossovers in greater detail, so plan your visit to the dealership 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.