2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. GLC

When it comes down to the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. the GLC, the better option for you depends on how much you want in your new SUV. The GLC is sportier than the GLE, but the GLE provides efficiency and power in the classic SUV style of a Mercedes-Benz model.


Taking a look under the hood, we find that the GLE provides a stronger, more fuel efficient performance. With the option of the hybrid, you can stay on the Nassau County road longer and stop for gas less.

Mercedes-Benz GLE


Mercedes-Benz GLC
3.5L Direct Injection V6 engine

Base Engine

2.0 L 4-Cylinder
302 hp


241 hp
273 lb-ft


273 lb-ft


While the exterior of the GLE and GLC matter, both the GLE interior and GLC interior offer Mercedes me smartphone connectivity with five years of mbrace® standard and BurmesterⓇ audio, but some of the differences between the two might help you choose which is best for you.

Mercedes-Benz GLE:

  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • Distance Pilot DISTRONIC® adaptive cruise control
  • Steering pilot
  • Optional rear seat entertainment with dual screens, multiple inputs, and wireless headsets

Mercedes-Benz GLC:

  • 40/20/40-split rear seats
  • Touchpad COMAND® navigation
  • Available voice control
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Interior


Being the 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick, the GLE is the SUV that not only provides a more eco-friendly drive, but a safer one. Both have PRESAFE® technology, a rearview camera and LED Daytime Running Lamps and Taillamps. Some of the safety features that differentiate the two models include:

Mercedes-Benz GLE:

  • Active Brake Assist
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Electronic Stability Program
  • Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Mercedes-Benz GLC:

  • Collision Prevention Assist Plus
  • Hands-Free Access
  • BAS® Plus with Cross-Traffic Assist
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Parked at Park

Visit Mercedes-Benz of Rockville Centre for the GLE SUV

Still not sure whether the GLE or the GLC is right for you? Check out comparison guide to help you make the right choice. Either way, when looking for your family SUV in Long Island, you can’t go wrong with a Mercedes-Benz model. View our new SUV inventory then contact us to learn about your financing options.

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