|2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350||VS||2016 Mercedes-AMG GLA45|
|4,750 lbs.||Curb Weight||3,457 lbs.|
|80.3 ft³||Cargo Capacity With Folded Back Seats||43.6 ft³|
As the Mercedes-Benz lineup continues to grow and evolve with the automotive market, it becomes more difficult to understand what you're looking at. The Mercedes-Benz nomenclature system is easy to navigate once you understand it, but until then, the only difference between the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE is one vowel.
The GLA and GLE are actually very different vehicles. With the GLC between them, they are separated by size and function. On the outside, you might even call the GLA a car compared to the GLE SUV because of the dramatic difference in style. It then comes as a surprise that the entry-level GLE and the flagship GLA have enough in common to raise some flags. They both have roughly the same amount of head and leg room inside the car, and they both cost the same amount of money. One is an AMG model, and the other is a Mercedes-Benz original that is brand new for this year. To put it simply, which car is the better investment depends on how you plan on using them.
As a rule of thumb, the GLA is a sports SUV, and the GLE is a luxury SUV. Aside from the difference in horsepower, torque, and curb weight, the biggest cause for concern is towing capacities. The new GLE can pull up to 6,600 pounds behind it. It comes complete with smart trailer technologies that make pulling a boat easier and safer than ever before. The GLA, unfortunately, does not have a trailer hitch. It has more power than the GLE, but it is meant to be a sports car, built for the track. That being said. If you are looking for something you can have fun in on the weekends, but also be comfortable in, the GLA45 is the SUV for you. If you need to pull something behind you, you will want the intelligence and practicality of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV. If you have any questions about this 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE comparison, contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale today!