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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. GLC

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs GLC
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB

vs.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC
221-hp, 2.0L inline-4 turbo

Standard Engine

255-hp, 2.0L inline-4 turbo
8G-DCT 8-speed dual-clutch automatic

Standard Transmission

9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic
6.9 seconds

Base Acceleration (0 to 60 MPH)

6.1 seconds
23 city/31 highway mpg*

Standard Fuel Economy

22 city/29 highway mpg*
5 (7 optional)

Passenger Capacity

5
22.0 to 62.0 cubic feet

Cargo Capacity

19.4 to 56.5 cubic feet

A luxury Mercedes-Benz SUV is sure to deliver anyone in Troy an elite experience, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to choose which SUV you want. Read this comparison between the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. GLC and see which of these popular SUVs is going to be right for your Rochester commutes. 

GLB vs. GLC: Engine Specifications

Depending on your priorities as you drive around Sterling Heights, either the GLB or the GLC is going to be right for you. If you demand maximum horsepower and acceleration, then you’re going to want the GLC. However, if you prefer better fuel efficiency, then the GLB is the appropriate choice. You can compare the specs in detail here: 

Mercedes-Benz GLB 250

  • Engine: 2.0L inline-4 turbo
  • Transmission: 8G-DCT 8-speed dual-clutch automatic
  • Fuel Economy: 23 city/31 highway mpg*
  • Acceleration: 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 second
  • Horsepower: 221 hp
  • Torque: 258 lb-ft

Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

  • Engine: 2.0L inline-4 turbo
  • Transmission: 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic
  • Fuel Economy: 22 city/29 highway mpg*
  • Acceleration: 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 second 
  • Horsepower: 255 hp
  • Torque: 273 lb-ft

GLB vs. GLC: Dimensions

Both the GLB and GLC are exceedingly spacious SUVs and offer you and your passengers plenty of room to stretch out. However, if you want slightly larger dimensions inside the cabin, then you’ll want to go with the GLC. If instead you’re looking for maximum cargo space or you want the opportunity to seat seven people, the GLB could be the better option.

Mercedes-Benz GLB 250

  • Length: 182.4 inches
  • Wheelbase: 111.4 inches
  • Headroom (1st/2nd/3rd-row): 40.7 / 39.3 / 34.8 inches
  • Shoulder Room (1st/2nd/3rd-row): 55.9 / 54.9 / 43.8 inches
  • Legroom (1st/2nd/3rd-row): 41.4 / 38.1/ 29.1inches
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 (7 optional)
  • Cargo Capacity: 22.0 to 62.0 cubic feet

Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

  • Length: 183.3 inches
  • Wheelbase: 113.1 inches
  • Headroom (Front / Rear): 37.8 / 38.5 inches
  • Shoulder Room (Front / Rear): 57.3 / 56.5 inches
  • Legroom (Front / Rear): 40.8 / 37.3 inches
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 passengers 
  • Cargo Capacity: 19.4 to 56.5 cubic feet

GLB vs. GLC: Standard Features

These are both luxury SUVs, so you can expect lavish interiors outfitted with features like dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats with memory, illuminated entry, and 3 years of Mercedes me connect services. However, as the GLC is a step up from the GLB, there are some features it comes with that are only available as an upgrade for the GLB: 

  • KEYLESS GO®
  • Heated front seats
  • 40/20/40-split rear seats with power folding
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia display 

Come to Mercedes-Benz of Rochester to Compare the Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. GLC Yourself

The best way to get a feel for a vehicle is from behind the wheel, so come to our dealership in Rochester Hills and take each of these SUVs for a test drive. You can browse our different models, and see which one fits you best. Contact us to set a date today! 

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.

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