2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

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Looking for your next luxury SUV in Blue Ash? If you’ve narrowed down your options to the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. GLC, you know you can count on Mercedes-Benz performance and high-quality materials either way. But which model will be most comfortable and convenient for your everyday drives in Montgomery? To help you decide, the Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati team compiled this GLB vs. GLC comparison. Read on for a closer look at how they stack up when it comes to engines, cabin amenities, and more.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB


2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC


Starting MSRP


Engine Options

5 to 7

Seating Capacity

MBUX with 7-inch touchscreen


MBUX with 10-inch touchscreen
62.0 cu-ft

Max Cargo Volume

56.5 cu-ft

Heated Front Seats


Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. GLC: Pricing and Features

Like most Sharonville drivers, you’re probably interested in getting the most for your money. So what is there to say about GLB vs. GLC pricing? The more affordable of the two, the Mercedes-Benz GLB 2021 price starts at $38,050 MSRP* for the base trim. The 2021 GLC starts at $43,200 MSRP*. Here’s a quick look at what you’ll get for those prices:

  • Interior Quality — Standard interior appointments for both models include MB-Tex® synthetic leather seating and dual-zone automatic climate control. However, standard fare on the GLC also includes heated front seats, which are only available as an upgrade on the GLB.
  • Infotainment Interface — Both the GLC and GLB interior
    come standard with Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), but the GLC comes with a larger 10-inch touchscreen, compared to a standard 7-inch touchscreen on the GLB. The larger touchscreen is available on the GLB as an upgrade.

Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. GLC: Performance and Powertrains

As you know, no GLB vs. GLC comparison would be complete without a look at the performance specs! Whether you choose a GLC or GLB, 2021 engine options ensure a satisfying performance at the base trim, and both GLB and GLC AMG®© high-performance variants are available. Like the 2020 GLB, the 2021 model is available with a 2.0L turbo-4. However, only the GLC offers a gasoline-electric hybrid that boosts both power and fuel efficiency while you drive in Indian Hill:

  • The GLB comes equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 221 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. While this engine is less powerful than both GLC engines, it does offer an edge in terms of fuel economy.
  • The base GLC engine is a 255-hp turbocharged four-cylinder that generates up to 273 pound-feet of torque.
  • For more potent performance, upgrade to the available 2.0L inline-4 turbo, which joins forces with a 90kW electric motor for a total output of 315 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
  • Seating Capacity: In this matchup, only the GLB allows you to upgrade with seating for seven. If you’re searching for a mid-size SUV with room for up to seven, compare the Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. GLE.

Compare the GLB vs. GLC at Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati

Looking to continue your GLB vs. GLC comparison in person? Contact us to schedule a test drive at our showroom in Cincinnati! Plus, our experienced team at Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati is standing by with the specs you need to make the right call.

*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.

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