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Mercedes-Benz SUV Comparison

2018 Mercedes-Benz SUV Comparison

One of the great things about the Mercedes-Benz SUVs is diversity. The lineup features compact, mid-size, and full-size options, as well as different power, towing, and efficiency levels. Whether you’re comparing the GLC vs. GLE, or GLA vs. GLC, our handy SUV comparison below can help you choose the right vehicle for your family! Let’s break down these SUVs’ differences, starting with the basics:

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA VS 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC
$33,400 Starting MSRP $40,050
208-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder Engine 241-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder
33 Highway MPG 28
43.6 cubic feet Maximum Cargo Space 56.5 cubic feet
7-speed automatic Transmission 9-speed automatic


  • Cost: The 2018 GLA starts at $33,400, while the 2018 GLC goes for base rate of $40,050.
  • Performance: Equipped with a 208-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder, the efficient GLA earns 33 mpg on the highway. The GLC 300 bumps power up to 241 hp and earns 28 mpg on the highway.
  • Space: Behind the first row of the GLA, you’ll find 43.6 cubic feet, while the GLC offers a bit more space: up to 56.5 cubic feet.
  • Features: Here, the GLA and GLC are nearly equally matched. A couple of notable differences include an 8-inch display for the GLA and a 9-speed automatic transmission for the GLC.

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  • Cost: The 2018 GLE starts at $52,200, and the 2018 GLS starts at $69,550.
  • Performance: With is 3.5L V6 engine, the GLE generates 302 hp and tows up to 6,600 pounds. The GLS offers more muscle; its 362-hp 3.0L biturbo V6 engine can tow up to 7,500 pounds.
  • Efficiency: The GLE earns up to 18 mpg city/23 mpg highway—one city/highway mile per gallon more than the GLS.
  • Space: The GLS is larger, but both SUVs offer a roomy cargo area. The GLE and GLS manage 80.3 and 93.8 cubic feet, respectively.

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GLS vs. G-Class

  • Cost: The 2018 G-Class starts at $123,600, making it the most expensive of the Mercedes-Benz SUVs.
  • Performance: Equipped with its 416-hp 4.0L biturbo V8 and trailer hitch, the new G-Class tows about 200 pounds more than the GLS.
  • Off-Roading: Both the GLS and G-Class come with 4MATIC® all-wheel drive, but the G-Class is built from the bottom up for off-roading. Three lockable differentials, a 2-speed transfer case, and dual sidepipe exhausts are just a few of its features.
  • Space: If cargo space is what you’re after, the GLS is the smarter choice; it offers 14.3 cubic feet more than the larger G-Class.
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If you have questions about our SUV comparison, contact Fletcher Jones Motorcars Newport Beach. Schedule a test drive online to take one of the above SUVs for a spin near Costa Mesa and Irvine! Our dealership can be found at 3300 Jamboree Road in Newport Beach, CA.

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