Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC 300 2019 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class GLS 550 4MATIC 2019

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

GL-Class

Average Price: 
$
42,700
Updated: 
02 May 2019
$
95,750
Updated: 
10 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-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
Iridium Silver Metallic
#A5A5A5
Lunar Blue Metallic
#1E3459
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Selenite Grey Metallic
#525659
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#951316
Mojava Silver Metallic
#757577
designo Diamond White Metallic
#E9E9E9
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Selenite Grey Metallic
#74849F
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#A02C32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class uses a plush ride and a lush cabin to captivate crossover crowds—and trumps it all with the AMG card.

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

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class comes with rear wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic.Heated front seats and a household power outlet are now standard.Off-Road Engineering package and tri-zone climate control now available.

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
Technology interface isn't always easy to use

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class ranked #4 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 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Roomy, sophisticated cabin
Plenty of features
Smooth ride

Cons
Small cargo capacity in coupe models
Infotainment system has a learning curve

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic.Limited GLS Grand Edition includes upgraded leather, wood trim, adaptive LED headlights, unique wheels.Part of the second GLS-Class generation introduced for 2013 (then called the GL-Class).

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 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class wears its old-school heart on its sleeve, proudly.

Pros
Plenty of cargo- and people-space
Flexible seating
Luxury SUV-levels of swank
Latest safety equipment – much of which is standard
Surprisingly entertaining AMG model

Cons
No diesel option
COMAND system is due for replacement
Middling gas-engine fuel economy

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class ranked #2 in Luxury Large SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 36 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Ample engine power
Confident handling and comfortable ride
Upscale cabin quality
Three rows of spacious seats

Cons
Rivals have more standard features

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
32
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
4.70L
Torque: 
273ft-lbs
at 1 300rpm
516ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
Horsepower: 
241hp
at 5 500rpm
449hp
at 5 250rpm
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: 
yes
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
Leather Steering Wheel
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
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.30in
202.00in
Width: 
74.40in
78.00in
Height: 
64.50in
72.80in
Ground Clearance: 
5.00in
8.50in
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: 
19.40cu.ft
16.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
33.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4001.00lbs
5578.00lbs

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
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
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
8 -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
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
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
Leather
10-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Massaging
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Center Armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

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: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Climate Control
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
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
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 Surround Audio (Discrete)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

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: 
18 X 8.0 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: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
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
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Brake Drying
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
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Self-Leveling Headlights

Options

Packages: 
Leather Seating Package
AMG Line
Exterior Lighting Package
Premium Package
Driver Assistance Package
Night Package
Multimedia Package
Off-Road Engineering Package
Parking Assistance Package
Driver Assistance Package
Grand Edition Package
Off-Road Package
Night Package
Exterior Options: 
20" AMG Multispoke Wheels W/Black Accents
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG Multispoke Wheels
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
LED Headlamps and Taillamps
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards W/Rubber Studs
19" 5-Spoke Wheels
Panorama Roof
MAGIC VISION CONTROL
Soft-Close Doors
Panorama Sunroof
Interior Options: 
Burmester Surround Sound System
Head-Up Display
Ski And Snowboard Bag
Rear Seat Entertainment And Comfort Adapter
Trailer Hitch (Class II)
Topstitched MB-Tex Upper Dash Trim
Ventilated Front Seats
Rear Side Window Sunshades
Heated Steering Wheel
3-Zone Climate Control
Smartphone Integration Package
Heated Rear Seats
Ambient Lighting And Illuminated Door Sills
Heated 2nd-Row Seats
Ventilated Front Seats
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
2nd Row Side-Window Sunshades
Heated Steering Wheel
Rear Seat Entertainment Pre-Wiring
Rear Seat Entertainment
Heated & Cooled Front Cup Holders
Multicontour Front Seats W/Massage Feature
Power EASY-ENTRY Feature For 2nd-Row Seats
Cabin Air Purification System

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#131313
Black, leatherette
#1A1A1A
designo Black Nappa, premium leather
#000000
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#8D6658
Silk Beige/Black, leatherette
#BDB0A7
designo Platinum White/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#A4A6A8
Color: 
Black, leather
#131313
designo Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#E7DEDA
Crystal Grey/Black, leather
#A3A1A0
Espresso Brown, leatherette
#483F3D
Ginger Beige/Black, leather
#9E8B7C
Ginger Beige/Black, leatherette
#B6A598
Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown, leatherette
#9E8B7C
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#936555
designo Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#534A48
designo Porcelain/Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#E7DEDA