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

Are you envisioning yourself driving home in a luxury crossover from Mercedes-Benz of Milwaukee North? Our extensive inventory carries an excellent variety of possibilities for you to get familiar with as a first step toward making your purchase. If you are in the market for a smaller crossover that is outfitted with premium features, you may feel torn between the GLC and the GLE models. While they are close cousins in the lineup, these crossover models stand boldly apart.


Regardless of the model that you select, you can appreciate the variety of several powertrain possibilities. The GLC’s entry-level powertrain is a 255-horsepower, 2.0-liter, turbo I-4 design. A hybrid engine option pairs this same gas engine with an electric motor to deliver 315 combined horsepower. The 255-horsepower gas engine is also the base option for the 2021 GLE. An I-6 turbo, 3.0-liter gas engine with EQ Boost is another option, and it provides you with 362 horsepower. The top-of-the-line GLE crossover comes with a V8 bi-turbo, 4.0-liter gas engine with EQ Boost. This powertrain jumps into action with 483 horsepower.


The style differences between the GLC and the GLE are subtle yet meaningful. The GLC crossover is a smaller model with a steeper slope through the liftgate. Compared to the GLE, the GLC has a wider grille, muted definition through the hood, and beautiful LED headlights outlined and bisected by light bars. The GLE is a taller vehicle with crisper definition lines on the hood. The LED headlights have dual light bars running through them, and these light bars have a sharp angle for a dramatic touch.


The GLC’s cabin has quilted accents on the sport seats, multi-colored ambient lighting, and separate digital display screens for the driver’s gauges and the infotainment system. The primary display screen crops out above the round air vents. The other features in the center console and stack are mostly flush to create a contemporary look. The GLE’s cabin, on the other hand, strings the two display screens together with a horizontal layout. This crossover has rectangular air vents, a molded feature outlining part of the center console, ventilated seats, and a few other differences.

At Mercedes-Benz of Milwaukee North, we consistently maintain an excellent variety of crossovers for our customers to browse through and to test drive. Please make arrangements to continue your model comparison by scheduling a visit with our sales department 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.