Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class AMG GLC 43 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 63 AMG 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

GL-Class

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Average Price: 
56,250
Updated: 
02 Aug 2018
125,300
Updated: 
22 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.40gals
26.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Dakota Brown Metallic
#52331B
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#A5A5A5
Lunar Blue Metallic
#1E3459
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Selenite Grey Metallic
#525659
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#951316
designo Dakota Brown Magno (matte)
#52331B
designo Diamond White Metallic
#E9E9E9
Color: 
Black
#000000
Dakota Brown Metallic
#403524
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Palladium Silver Metallic
#888785
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Steel Grey Metallic
#6A7575
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#A02C32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class captivates crossover types with its lush cabin and its plush ride; there’s AMG power on tap if you must.

Pros
Cabinet-grade interior (agency or furniture)
Choose your body
Choose your engine
Burmester audio thrills
Doesn’t cut short on technology

Cons
Expensive safety options
It’s not a Coupe, it’s just less useful
Numb steering (GLC 300)
Rivals have diesel, plug-ins

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Two new models join the GLC-Class lineup: the GLC 350e plug-in hybrid and the performance-oriented AMG GLC 63. Heated wipers are now standard, while Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can now be added with the Smartphone Integration package. Mercedes has also renamed some packages to better convey the features added.

PROS
Balance of comfort and performance makes it an appealing daily driver
Elegant design inside and out gives it a true luxury appearance
Plenty of room for adult-size passengers in back
Solid fuel economy from the standard four-cylinder engine

CONS
Feature for feature, it is pricier than many competitors
Technology interface isn't always easy to use

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class ranked #3 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has a score of 8.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 30 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Outstanding interior
Plenty of standard tech features
Quiet, smooth ride

Cons
Some rivals are more athletic
Below-average cargo space in coupe models

By: 
usnews.com

Most buyers will be well-served by the GLS 450. It delivers solid performance along with its luxurious cabin, plus it leaves room for customization with numerous options packages.

PROS
Spacious third-row seat can accommodate adults
Ample acceleration with any powertrain choice
Quiet cabin with luxurious trim
Available off-road package gives it true capability in the dirt

CONS
Many desirable features don't come standard
Large price jump from GLS 450 to GLS 550

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS takes an old-school tack to modern-SUV design, and it works.

Pros
Lots of room
Lots of flexibility
Big luxury SUV panache
Lots of safety technology on tap
AMG–no, really

Cons
Dated switchgear
COMAND is cumbersome
Diesel’s been deleted

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class ranked #2 in Luxury Large SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class has a score of 8.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 38 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines
Fuel-efficient V6
Handsome, spacious cabin
Smooth ride

Cons
Fewer standard features than some rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
13.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
18.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
32
Cylinders: 
6
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
5.50L
Torque: 
384ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
561ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
Horsepower: 
362hp
at 5 500rpm
577hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
40.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Manual rear seat easy entry
Self-Leveling Headlights
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Adaptive Cruise Control

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.50in
203.20in
Width: 
76.00in
84.30in
Height: 
64.10in
72.80in
Ground Clearance: 
8.90in
8.50in
Front Track: 
63.80in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
113.10in
121.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.80
41.20
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
40.00
Front Leg Room: 
40.80in
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
37.30in
38.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.30in
58.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in
58.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.50cu.ft
93.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
7500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.60cu.ft
16.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4145.00lbs
5754.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Remote keyless power door locks
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -way power driver seat
10-Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette/Sueded Microfiber
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette/Sueded Microfiber
10 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Leatherette
10-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Massaging
Premium Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Climate Control
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
2 subwoofer(s)
USB connection
Memory card slot
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
Memory card slot
1 Subwoofer(S)
14 Total Speakers
830 Watts Stereo Output
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
Surround Audio (Discrete)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Privacy glass
Power glass sunroof
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 9.5-In
21 X 10-In.
Wheels more: 
Run flat tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Pre-collision safety system
Post-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Airbag Deployment Notification
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Brake Drying
Emergency Braking Preparation
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
PARKTRONIC w/Active Parking Assist
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Brake drying
Pre-collision safety system
Emergency Braking Preparation
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Side Air Bags (SPC)
Emergency Service*
Vehicle Alarm notification*
LED Headlamp
Adaptive Headlights
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Self-Leveling Headlights
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS

Options

Packages: 
Premium Driver Assistance Package
Advanced Parking Assist Package
Designo Black Leather Package
Designo Platinum White Leather Package
Exterior Carbon Fiber Package
Advanced Lighting Package
AMG Night Package
Multimedia Package
Accessory Chrome Package
Appearance Package
AMG Night Package
Exterior Options: 
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards w/Rubber Studs
Panorama Roof
Trailer Hitch (Class II)
Rear Spoiler
LED Headlamps and Taillamps
20" AMG Multispoke (Black)
Wheel Locks
Illuminated Grille Star
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
AMG Performance Exhaust System
21" AMG Split 5-Spoke
21" AMG Split 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
LED Logo Projectors
Carbon Fiber-Look Mirror Housing Covers
Telescopic Cargo Rods
Wheel Locks
Trailer Hitch (Class IV)
22" AMG Multi-Spoke Black Alloy Wheels
21" AMG Twin Cross Spoke Black Alloy Wheels
22" AMG Multi-Spoke Bicolor Alloy Wheels
Interior Options: 
Burmester Surround Sound System
Heated Rear Seats
Air Balance
Heated Steering Wheel
Rear Side Window Sunshades
Head-Up Display
Garmin Map Pilot
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
Replace Red Seatbelts With Black
Porcelain Fabric Headliner
Black Fabric Headliner
Ski And Snowboard Bag
Cargo Protection And Sill Guard
Smartphone Integration
Heated Steering Wheel
Heated & Cooled Front Cup Holders
Air Ionization With Air Filter
Accessory Rear Seat Entertainment System
Rear Seat Entertainment
Rear Seat Entertainment Pre-Wiring
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
Power EASY-ENTRY Feature For 2nd-Row Seats
2nd Row Side-Window Sunshades
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
AMG Nappa/DINAMICA Performance Steering Wheel
2nd Row Seat Pass-Thru

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#131313
Black, leatherette
#1A1A1A
Espresso Brown/Black, leather
#49433E
Espresso Brown/Black, leatherette
#58524D
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#8D6658
Silk Beige/Black, leatherette
#BDB0A7
Silk Beige/Espresso Brown, leather
#BDB0A7
designo Black/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#1D1D1D
designo Platinum White/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#A4A6A8
Color: 
Black, leather
#131313
Black, leatherette
#131313
Crystal Grey/Black, leather
#A3A1A0
Espresso Brown, leatherette
#483F3D
Ginger Beige/Black, leather
#9E8B7C
Ginger Beige/Black, leatherette
#B6A598
Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown, leather
#BBA899
Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown, leatherette
#9E8B7C
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#936555
designo Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#534A48
designo Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#C4BDB9