2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs GLE
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB


2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$38,050 MSRP*

Starting Price

$54,750 MSRP*
221 hp

Base Power

255 hp
302 hp

Available Power

603 hp
5, or 7 with optional 3rd Row

Seating Capacity

5, or 7 with optional 3rd Row
62.0 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

74.9 cubic feet
Not Rated for Towing

Towing Capacity

Up to 7,700 pounds

If you’re searching for a luxury Mercedes-Benz SUV, you’re in luck! We’re comparing the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. GLE to help you decide which of these top-rated vehicles is best suited for your commute. Let’s start with the basics:

  • The new Mercedes-Benz GLE has a higher starting price than the GLB, but it offers more trim levels, standard features, and a stronger base engine. 
  • The compact GLB and the midsize GLE both seat five as standard, and offers shoppers the optional third-row. 
  • The GLE offers more cargo space and more second-row legroom.

When you’re ready, peruse our inventory to find the Mercedes-Benz SUV that’s right for you. Contact us if you have any questions. 

GLB vs. GLE: Pricing and Trim Levels

The new AMG® Mercedes-Benz GLB starts at a lower price point than the entry-level Mercedes-Benz GLE. This is a tempting option, but it’s not always the best choice for every Blue Ash driver. Let’s take a closer look at your options:

Mercedes-Benz GLB Starting Price

  • 2021 GLB 250 SUV – $38,050 MSRP*
  • 2021 GLB 250 4MATIC®® SUV – $40,050 MSRP*
  • 2021 AMG® GLB 35 SUV – $49,500 MSRP*

Mercedes-Benz GLE Starting Price

  • 2021 GLE 350 SUV – $54,750 MSRP*
  • 2021 GLE 350 4MATIC®® SUV – $57,250 MSRP*
  • 2021 GLE 450 4MATIC®® SUV – $62,500 MSRP*
  • 2021 GLE 580 4MATIC®® SUV – $78,900 MSRP*
  • 2021 AMG® GLE 53 4MATIC®®+ SUV – $72,350 MSRP*
  • 2021 AMG® GLE 63 4MATIC®®+ SUV – $113,950 MSRP*

For many Sharonville and Montgomery drivers, choosing the GLE is a smart decision. It comes standard with a touchscreen display that’s larger than any of the touchscreens that’s available in the GLB. When you choose a higher GLE trim level, it offers lots of features that you won’t find in any of the GLB configurations. 

GLB vs. GLE: Engine Options & Performance

There are two engines available with the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB:

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo – 221 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • AMG®-enhanced 2.0L inline-4 turbo – 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque

The Mercedes-Benz GLE offers a variety of engine and powertrain options:

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo – 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L inline-6 turbo with EQ Boost – 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque
  • AMG®-enhanced 3.0L inline-6 turbo with EQ Boost – 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque
  • 4.0L V8 biturbo with EQ Boost – 483 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque
  • Handcrafted AMG® 4.0L V8 biturbo with EQ Boost – 603 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque

If you want incredible engine power, the GLE is the SUV for you. When properly equipped, this midsize SUV can tow up to 7,700 pounds for family vacations and camping trips to Indian Hill. The GLB still offers excellent towing capabilities for small trailers and boats.

GLB vs. GLE: Dimensions & Capability

While they both have the same seating capacity, the GLE is a midsize SUV, and the GLB is a compact SUV. This means that the former offers more room for your passengers and cargo. Compare the GLB interior dimensions and cargo space to the GLE below:

GLB Dimensions

  • Seats 5 to 7 passengers
  • Legroom of 41.1 inches (1st) and 38.1 inches (2nd)
  • 22.0 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row
  • 62.0 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats flat

GLE Dimensions

  • Seats 5 to 7 passengers
  • Legroom of 40.3 inches (1st) and 40.9 inches (2nd)
  • 33.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row
  • 74.9 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats flat

Compare the Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. GLE with Us!

After comparing these two luxury SUVs, give us a call! We want to get you behind the driver’s seat and on the Cincinnati roads for a test drive. See firsthand how these vehicles can take your commute to the next level. Take advantage of our new vehicle specials, and be sure to get the process started by applying for financing right at home.

*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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