In comparing the Mercedes-Benz GLC's and the Mercedes-Benz GLE's specifications and ratings, the Mercedes-Benz GLC has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and resale value. The Mercedes-Benz GLE has the advantage in the areas of reliability and overall quality score. The Mercedes-Benz GLC and Mercedes-Benz GLE have the same base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Mercedes-Benz GLC's and the Mercedes-Benz GLE's specifications and ratings, the Mercedes-Benz GLC is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz GLE.
Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE Pricing
A used 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC ranges from $48,510 to $57,110 while a used 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE is priced between $64,991 to $100,297. For a new model, the Mercedes-Benz GLC's price is between $51,273 and $66,742, with the Mercedes-Benz GLE priced between $68,535 and $131,568.
Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Mercedes-Benz GLC loses 39.9 percent of its value and the Mercedes-Benz GLE loses 46.4 percent of its value. This means the Mercedes-Benz GLC retains 6.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Mercedes-Benz GLE.
Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Mercedes-Benz GLC is 8.2 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz GLE's quality rating is 8.4 out of 10. This results in the Mercedes-Benz GLC being ranked 13 out of 60 Best Luxury 5-seater SUVs and the Mercedes-Benz GLE being ranked 7 out of 60. Out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs, the Mercedes-Benz GLC is ranked 17 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE is ranked 9.
Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Mercedes-Benz GLC is 5.8 out of 10. For the Mercedes-Benz GLE the reliability rating is 7.2 out of 10. This gives the Mercedes-Benz GLE an advantage in reliability compared to the Mercedes-Benz GLC.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the base engine of both the Mercedes-Benz GLC and the Mercedes-Benz GLE makes 255 horsepower.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Mercedes-Benz GLC and the Mercedes-Benz GLE have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.