2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. GLC


Interested in a luxury SUV to make your Blue Ash commute more enjoyable? Let’s compare the new Mercedes-Benz GLA and GLC to help you choose between these two luxury SUVs. Then, explore our inventory to find the Mercedes-Benz vehicle you’re interested in test driving. We can’t wait to get you behind the driver’s seat of your next luxury sport utility vehicle!

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA


2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC


Starting MSRP

2.0L inline-4 turbo

Base Engine

2.0L inline-4 turbo
221 to 302 hp


255 to 469 hp
50.5 cubic feet

Max Cargo Volume

56.5 cubic feet
28 combined**

EPA-Estimated MPG

25 combined**

Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. GLC: Price Range

When you compare the Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. GLC price by configuration, you’ll see that both models have an MSRP that’s accessible to more Montgomery car-buyers than you may think:

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Price by Trim

  • GLA 250 SUV – $36,230 MSRP*
  • GLA 250 4MATIC® SUV – $38,230 MSRP*
  • AMG® GLA 35 SUV – $47,550 MSRP*

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC: Price by Trim

  • GLC 300 SUV – $43,200 MSRP*
  • GLC 300 4MATIC® SUV – $45,200 MSRP*
  • GLC 350e 4MATIC® SUV – $51,900 MSRP*
  • AMG® GLC 43 SUV – $59,500 MSRP*
  • AMG® GLC 63 SUV – $73,900 MSRP*

Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. GLC: Performance

Sharonville drivers will enjoy the balanced and sporty feel of these crossovers, especially when they’re equipped with 4MATIC® all-wheel drive. How do these two top-rated SUVs compare when it comes to driving dynamics and top speeds? Compare the Mercedes-Benz GLA and GLC in terms of performance specs and upgrades below:

Mercedes-Benz GLA: Engines

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo – 221 hp | 258 lb-ft of torque | 0 to 60 in 6.8 seconds
  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo with 4MATIC® AWD – 221 hp | 258 lb-ft of torque | 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds
  • Available AMG®-enhanced 2.0L inline-4 turbo – 302 hp | 295 lb-ft of torque | 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds

Mercedes-Benz GLC: Engines

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo – 255 hp | 273 lb-ft of torque | 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds
  • Available 2.0L inline-4 turbo + 90kW electric motor – 315 hp | 516 lb-ft of torque | 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds
  • Available AMG®-enhanced 3.0L V6 biturbo – 385 hp | 384 lb-ft of torque | 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds
  • Available handcrafted AMG® 4.0L V8 biturbo – 469 hp | 479 lb-ft of torque | 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds

Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. GLC: Cargo & Passenger Space

When it comes to cargo and passenger space, the larger Mercedes-Benz GLC has more space for cargo, whereas the GLA is easier to park and navigate on the roads. With that said, taller passengers will enjoy the extra inches of headroom that the GLA offers:

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Interior Dimensions

  • Cargo Volume Behind Row 2 – 15.4 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Volume – 50.5 cubic feet
  • Front Headroom – 40.8 inches
  • Rear Headroom – 38.1 inches

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC: Interior Dimensions

  • Cargo Volume Behind Row 2 – 19.4 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Volume – 56.5 cubic feet
  • Front Headroom – 39.6 inches
  • Rear Headroom – 39.6 inches

Compare the Mercedes-Benz GLA and GLC in Cincinnati

After comparing the Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. GLC, visit our dealership near Indian Hill to experience both of these luxury SUVs in person. We’ll make sure that you find the SUV that’s right for your growing family. Have any questions in the meantime? Give us a call! Get the process started by applying for financing to get pre-approved.

*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages, and accessories. Options, model availability, and actual dealer price may vary. See dealer for details, costs, and terms.
*Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
**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.Back to content

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