The 2022 GLC and the 2022 GLE: What Are the Differences? Chicago, IL

March 23rd, 2022 by

2022 GLC vs. 2022 GLE

2022 GLC vs. 2022 GLE: Which Mercedes-Benz SUV Is Best For You?

If you’re considering getting a Mercedes-Benz SUV this model year, you may be torn between two of the most popular models: the GLC and GLE. Thanks to the Mercedes-Benz tradition of constant innovation, there’s no doubt that both of these SUVs offer some of the best features in their respective classes. However, one of them may suit your lifestyle better than the other. To help you decide, let’s take a look at the base models of the 2022 GLC and 2022 GLE and see how their standard features compare.

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2022 GLC vs. 2022 GLE

Performance of the 2022 GLC and 2022 GLE

Performance-wise, the base models of the 2022 GLC and 2022 GLE are mostly similar. The two notable differences are in their fuel efficiency and towing capability. If you see yourself traversing urban settings more frequently, opting for the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 will help maximize gas and save you trips to the pump. On the other hand, if you’re more of the adventurous type who needs an SUV with more muscle to haul your favorite gear, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350’s 5,950-lb towing capacity is more up to the job. Here’s a quick rundown of their performance specifications, brought to you by Mercedes-Benz of Orland Park.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350
Engine 2.0L inline-4 turbo 2.0L inline-4 turbo
Transmission 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic
Drivetrain Rear-wheel drive Rear-wheel drive
Power & Torque 255 hp & 273 lb-ft 255 hp & 273 lb-ft
Acceleration (0-60 mph) 6.3 sec 7.0 sec
Fuel Economy (mpg) 22 city / 26 hwy 19 city / 27 hwy
Max. Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs. 5,950 lbs.

*Information obtained from mbusa.com
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Luxury Features Inside the 2022 GLC and 2022 GLE

Mercedes-Benz vehicles are known for their rich and refined cabins, and the interiors of the 2022 GLC and 2022 GLE are no different. Both SUVs feature standard heated power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system with the “Hey, Mercedes” voice assistant. TheIn addition, the 2022 GLC is equipped with a 10.25″ touchscreen multimedia display that seamlessly integrates with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In the 2022 GLE, this display is upgraded to a 12.3″ touchscreen with built-in MB Navigation. The new Mercedes-Benz GLE also includes other standard luxury features absent in the GLC, such as a power tilt-and-slide sunroof, premium MB-Tex upholstery, and wireless charging. Visit us at Mercedes-Benz of Orland Park today to explore more luxury features inside the 2022 GLC and 2022 GLE.

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Safety Onboard the 2022 GLC and 2022 GLE

Mercedes-Benz not only puts a premium on performance and luxury but also on safety. The 2022 GLC and 2022 GLE share a long list of safety features that include Active Brake Assist, Blind Spot Warning Assist with Exit Warning Assist, and PARKTRONIC® with Active Parking Assist, among others. The new Mercedes-Benz GLE also features auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors plus a rear-window wiper with auto-on in Reverse mode so you can monitor your flanks and back better. Experience all-around protection onboard the 2022 GLC and 2022 GLE when you arrange a test drive with us at Mercedes-Benz of Orland Park.

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Find Your Next Luxury SUV at Mercedes-Benz of Orland Park

Whether you go for the 2022 GLC or 2022 GLE, you’re sure to get a bang for your buck when it comes to performance, luxury, and safety. You can rest easy knowing that both SUVs come from the Mercedes-Benz heritage of providing drivers and passengers a first-class experience on and off the road. Explore the 2022 GLC, 2022 GLE, and more exceptional Mercedes-Benz SUVs in Chicago here at Mercedes-Benz of Orland Park.

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Sources:
https://www.mbusa.com/en/vehicles/class/glc/suv
https://www.mbusa.com/en/vehicles/class/gle/suv

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