2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs GLC vs GLE vs GLS

Discover the key differences between the main Mercedes-Benz SUV models (GLA, GLC. GLE, and GLS) with this helpful model research and comparison guide from Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale. We're located in Scottsdale, AZ right across from the famous Fashion Square Mall.

Check out the model descriptions of each SUV and the comparison chart below to learn more about what each of the models has to offer and which model best fits your style, performance expectations, and budget. Once you find the model that matches your lifestyle, come and see our model selection in person and take the model of your choice on a test drive. Our team is always here to help!

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs GLC vs GLE vs GLS
2018 GLA in Silver - Side View

Mercedes-Benz GLA

A compact SUV with full-size potential, the GLA SUV offers a spacious cabin, a refined and versatile cargo space, and the ideal balance of power and efficiency for a well-rounded drive.

2018 GLC in Red - Side/Front View

Mercedes-Benz GLC

Sporty, stylish, and versatile, the GLC is a spacious and efficient mid-size SUV ideal for the daily commute and weekend adventures with fun-to-drive performance and an upscale cabin.

2018 GLE SUV in Silver - Side View

Mercedes-Benz GLE

A trend-setter for the past two decades, the GLE is a premium mid-size SUV that offers capable performance, impressive versatility, and an incredible driving experience. 

2018 GLS in Blue - Side View

Mercedes-Benz GLS

Designed for modern families, the GLS is a three-row, 7-seater SUV that features a spacious, upscale cabin packed with premium amenities, technologies, and safety systems.


Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes-Benz GLC

Mercedes-Benz GLE

Mercedes-Benz GLS

Starting MSRP Starting MSRP Starting MSRP Starting MSRP
$33,950* $40,050* $52,200* $69,550*
Horsepower & Torque Horsepower & Torque Horsepower & Torque Horsepower & Torque

208 hp & 258 lb-ft. torque
375 hp & 350 lb-ft. torque (AMG® model)

241/315 hp & 273/413 lb-ft. torque
362/469 hp & 384/479 lb-ft. torque  (AMG® model)
302/436 hp & 273/479 lb-ft. torque
385/577 & 384/561 lb-ft. torque (AMG® model)
362/448 hp & 369/516 lb-ft. torque
577 hp & 561 lb-ft. torque (AMG® model)
Seating Capacity Seating Capacity Seating Capacity Seating Capacity
5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers 7 passengers
Max Cargo & Towing Capacity Max Cargo & Towing Capacity Max Cargo & Towing Capacity Max Cargo & Towing Capacity
43.6 cu. ft. & Not Recommended 56.5 cu. ft. & 3,500 lbs. 80.3 cu. ft. & 7,200 lbs. 93.8 cu. ft. & 7,500 lbs.

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, and registration, and Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale for details.


Mercedes-Benz SUVs: Highlighted Standard Features Across Models

Mercedes-Benz GLA | Standard features include an 8" color display, dual-zone automatic climate control, 4-way power lumbar support, ATTENTION ASSIST®, and 18" 5-spoke wheels.

Mercedes-Benz GLC | Standard features include a KEYLESS START®, a 7" color display, a FrontBass® audio system, and five years of mBrace® Connect services. 

Mercedes-Benz GLE | Standard features include an 8" high-resolution color screen, driver's seat memory, a power liftgate, LED Daytime Running Lamps, and Trailer Stability Assist. 

Mercedes-Benz GLS | Standard features include a power liftgate, a garage door opener, a Nappa leather multi-function steering wheel, premium interior lighting, and aluminum roof rails.


Test drive the Mercedes-Benz SUV of your choice at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale! Our expert sales team will be happy to help you into the SUV of your dreams.