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Mercedes-Benz SUV Comparison: GLA vs. GLC vs. GLE vs. GLS

Dare to Compare Mercedes-Benz SUVs

The Mercedes-Benz SUVs are offered in four main models: GLA, GLC, GLE, and GLS. The top-tier G-Class is a separate beast. Stylish yet functional, these models are great picks for all sorts of Bay Area families. Offering car-like mpg ratings, up to three-row seating, and impressive capacities, the Mercedes-Benz SUVs are genuine through and through. Even the entry-level SUVs like the GLA and GLC hold their own against competitors like the Lexus NX 300, Lexus RX 350, and BMW X4. Use our handy Mercedes-Benz SUV comparison chart below to see how these four incredible models match up!  

Compare the Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. GLC vs. GLE vs. GLS SUV

Features 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 SUV 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC®
MSRP Starting at $33,950* $40,700* $56,200* $70,150*
Engine 2.0L turbo inline-4 2.0L turbo inline-4 2.0L turbo inline-4 3.0L biturbo V6
Horsepower 208 hp 241 hp 255 hp 362 hp
Torque 258 lb-ft 273 lb-ft 273 lb-ft 369 lb-ft
Transmission 7G-DCT® 7-speed dual-clutch automatic 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic
4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive N/A Available Standard Standard
Suspension 4-wheel independent 4-wheel multi-link 4-wheel independent AIRMATIC®
MPG Ratings
City/Highway MPG TBD 22/27 19/26 TBD
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.2 gallons 17.4 gallons 22.5 gallons 26.4 gallons
Dimensions & Capacities
Maximum Towing Capacity N/A 3,500 pounds 7,700 pounds 7,500 pounds
Maximum Cargo Capacity 43.6 cubic feet 56.5 cubic feet Info not available 93.8 cubic feet
Seating Capacity 5 5 5 to 7 7

Distinctive Qualities & Shared Features 

Whether you’re shopping for great mpg ratings, generous cargo area, or a high towing rating, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz SUVs deliver. Each model offers something unique, such as the cost-effective pricing of the highly reviewed GLA or a 7-passenger seating capacity from the GLS. Drivers from Milpitas to Union City are sure to find the ideal model for their families. Not to mention, all new Mercedes-Benz SUVs come equipped with these features: 

  • Multifunction steering wheel 
  • Power and memory-adjustable driver’s seat 
  • Remote Start via Mercedes me app
  • Active Brake Assist
  • Optional in-car WiFi 
  • Optional SiriusXM® Traffic and Weather service for 5 years 

Test Drive One or More of the Mercedes-Benz SUVs Today! 

Want to do your own Mercedes-Benz SUV comparison in person? If so, schedule a test drive at Fletcher Jones Motorcars of Fremont, located near San Jose and Newark. Be sure to check out our current offers for possible financing or lease deals on a brand-new SUV! 

*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.

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