Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC 300 4MATIC 2021 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 350 4MATIC 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

M-Class

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Average Price: 
$
45,200
Updated: 
05 Oct 2019
54,700
Updated: 
23 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
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
24.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Designo Diamond White Metallic
#E9E9E9
Designo Selenite Grey Magno
#4A4E51
Graphite Grey Metallic
#4A4C53
Designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#951316
Mojave Silver Metallic
#757577
Lunar Blue Metallic
#1E3459
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Cirrus Silver Metallic
#A7AAB3
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Selenite Grey Metallic
#525659
Black
#000000
Polar White
#D1D5CB
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Dakota Brown Metallic
#403524
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Selenite Grey Metallic
#74849F
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#A02C32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2021, Mercedes gifts the GLC lineup with more standard features and more standalone options. A passive hands-free entry as well as a self-parking function and rear cross-traffic alert are now included on every model. Automatic high-beam assist and a 360-degree camera system are now available separately on a GLC300 without being bundled as part of a package.

Pros
Quiet and refined,
gorgeous and spacious interior,
more space inside than a C-Class.

Cons
Lacks driving verve,
limited cargo space,
most driver assists aren't standard should you want them.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class can be a soothing urban oasis—or a roaring twin-turbo V-8 track star. It’s your call.

Pros
Great looks
AMG’s unbridled performance
Comfortable ride and interior
Good rear seat room
Good active safety features

Cons
Top prices approach $100,000
Compromised outward vision in coupes
Small rear doors in coupes

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class's #3 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Compact SUVs category. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has a score of 8.2 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Potent engine lineup
Posh, comfortable interior
Surefooted handling
User-friendly infotainment system

Cons
Coupe models have cramped rear seats and cargo area
Higher starting price than many rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class ranked #12 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 46 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lots of powerful engine choices
Posh interior
Above-average cargo space (in non-coupe models)
Lengthy features list

Cons
Less athletic than many competitors
Coupe has limited cargo space and visibility
Finicky engine stop-start system

By: 
usnews.com

Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer.

Pros
Wide palette of body styles, powertrains, trims
GLE Coupe, for the well-to-do contrarian
Powertrain choice abounds
Composed, quiet ride

Cons
AMG = $$$
Not so fuel-efficient
Addled infotainment interface
Odd feature availability
Coupe body costs money, space

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The AMG GLE 43 is slightly more powerful, increasing engine output from 362 horsepower to 385 hp. Otherwise, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is unchanged for 2018.

PROS
Multiple available powertrains make each model distinct
Interior is quiet, upscale and roomy
Abundant list of standard safety, tech and luxury features
AMG variants are seriously quick

CONS
Not many places to store small personal items
Punishing ride on AMG models, with little benefit to handling
Ride quality with the standard suspension isn't as comfy as we expect
Base V6's acceleration is merely adequate

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
22.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
273ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
273ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
255hp
at 5 800rpm
302hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
38.70Feet

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: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Automatic Parking Assist
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.30in
189.10in
Width: 
74.80in
78.90in
Height: 
64.70in
70.70in
Ground Clearance: 
5.00in
9.10in
Front Track: 
63.80in
65.90in
Rear Track: 
66.70in
Wheel Base: 
113.10in
114.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.80
38.90
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.80in
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
37.30in
38.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.30in
58.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in
58.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.50cu.ft
80.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
7200lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.40cu.ft
38.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
29.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3977.00lbs
4751.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
10 -way power driver seat
6-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Bucket Front Seats
Leatherette
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding Center Armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

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: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
10.25-inch touchscreen
Apple CarPlay
wireless charging
Memory Card Slot
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Manual sunshades for rear side windows
One-touch power sunroof
Privacy glass
Remote sunroof operation
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0 In.
19 X 8.5-In
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
All-Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19

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
Ventilated front 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: 
no
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: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Emergency braking preparation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Pre-collision safety system
2 Front Headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn signal mirrors
4-Wheel ABS
Airbag Deployment Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Emergency Service
Brake Drying
3 Rear Headrests

Options

Packages: 
AMG® Line
Driver Assistance Package
Exterior Lighting Package
Premium Package
Multimedia Package
AMG® Line W/Night Package
Night Package
Premium 2 Package
Premium 3 Package
Accessory Chrome Package
Designo Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa Leather Package
AMG Line Exterior
Designo Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa Leather Package
Parking Assist Package
Premium 1 Package
ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM Package
AMG Line Interior
Exterior Options: 
19" 10-Spoke Wheels
19" AMG® Twin 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Illuminated Star
Spare Tire
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards
Trailer Hitch
Rear Chrome Trim
20" Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG® Multispoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Surround View System
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
LED Logo Projectors
19" 5-Spoke Wheels
Body-Color Roof Spoiler
20" AMG® Y 5-Spoke Staggered Wheels
18" 5-Spoke Wheels
19" AMG® Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
Wheel Locks
Heat And Noise-Insulating Front Side Glass
HANDS-FREE ACCESS
20" AMG® Multispoke Wheels
Front Chrome Trim
Carbon-Style Mirror Housings
19" 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Panorama Roof
MAGIC VISION CONTROL
Wheel Locks
Soft Close Doors
Illuminated Side Running Boards
Trailer Hitch
Illuminated Grille Star
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards w/Rubber Studs
20" AMG 5-Spoke W/Black Accents
Panorama Sunroof
20" AMG 5-Spoke Titanium Grey
Illuminated Side Running Boards
Laminated Windshield And Front Side Windows (SPC)
20" 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Interior Options: 
Head-Up Display
Ventilated Front Seats
MBUX Interior Assistant
Burmester Surround Sound System
12.3" Digital Instrument Cluster Display
Heated Steering Wheel
Inductive Wireless Charging And NFC Pairing
3-Position Memory For Passenger Seat
Dashcam
Heated Rear Seats
Multi-Contour Front Seats w/Massage
Designo Porcelain DINAMICA Headliner
Designo Black DINAMICA Headliner
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel
Rear Seat Entertainment Pre-Wiring
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
3-Zone Climate Control
Cargo Management System (SPC)
Rear Seat Entertainment
Heated Rear Seats
Cabin-air Purification System
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
Ventilated Front Seats
Crystal Grey Headliner
Front Sport Seats
Porcelain Headliner
10-Way Power Passenger Seat (SPC)
Cargo Management System (SPC)
Rear Lockable Storage Compartment (SPC)
MB-TEX Wrapped Dashboard (SPC)
Harman/Kardon Sound System
Black Headliner
10-Way Power Passenger Seat (SPC)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leatherette
#000000
Magma Grey/Black, leather
#50535B
Magma Grey/Black, leatherette
#50535B
Silk Beige/Black, leather
#B3A29F
AMG Line Saddle Brown, leather
#7D554A
AMG Line Cranberry Red/Black, leatherette
#843A3D
AMG Black MB-Tex, leatherette
#10131B
AMG Saddle Brown MB-Tex, leatherette
#7D554A
Silk Beige Black, leatherette
#B3A29F
Designo Platinum White Pearl/Black Nappa, premium leather
#C1C4C6
AMG Line Cranberry Red/Black, leather
#843A3D
AMG Line Black, leather
#10131B
AMG Line Black, leatherette
#10131B
AMG Line Saddle Brown, leather
#7D554A
Color: 
Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#000000
Black w/Grey Stitching Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#070707
Espresso Brown/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#5B5250
Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#DAD3CF