2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350


2.0L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4


255 255

  MPG (City/Highway)

22/29 * 20/27 *

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350

Serving McKinney, TX

Drivers who crave the excellence of German engineering combined with advanced technologies and refined luxuries on the road undoubtedly look at the Mercedes-Benz line. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is a compact crossover SUV with seating for five passengers, and it boasts a comprehensive redesign for the current model year. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE is a 3-row SUV that sits above the GLC in the lineup. It also has some exciting updates that deserve your attention.


The 2020 GLC 300 is powered by an inline-4 turbo, 2.0-liter engine that aims to please with 255 horsepower. This SUV also comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission, an independent suspension system, anti-lock brakes, power steering, and other items. Keep in mind that the GLC 300 is the base GLC model, and four different options are available for consideration. In comparison, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE is available in six trims. Its entry-level powertrain is identical to that of the GLC.


The GLC 300 and the GLE for 2020 have similar design elements that identify them as Mercedes-Benz vehicles. They share a modern, appealing grille design, and the front fascia designs differ slightly. The lower air intake vents and foglamp portals are the primary features that differentiate them on the front end. The GLC 300 is a smaller vehicle, so its hood and body are shorter. Both vehicles have a comparable profile that indicates a combination of athleticism and elegance. Chrome accents line the windows for both cars. The GLC 300 has integrated roof rails while the GLE comes with elevated roof rails.


If you compare the GLC 300 to the entry-level trim for the GLE, you will notice numerous similarities. However, the GLE comes with a few additional standard items that are not included in the GLC 300. This accounts for the higher cost of the GLE. Features include the MBUX infotainment system, flowing dual screens for the infotainment system and the driver’s digital cluster, smartphone integration, voice controls, a navigation system, leather trim, ambient lighting, driver’s assistance features, keyless start, Car-to-X communication, advanced safety features and more.

The most effective way to compare the GLC 300 to the GLE for 2020 is to connect with our sales representatives at Mercedes-Benz of McKinney. We are proud to serve you and are available to meet with you during our extended business hours throughout most days of the week. Call ahead for an appointment, or stop in to explore our inventory at your convenience.

* 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.