2019 MB GLC on road

How do the 2018 GLC Coupe and 2018 GLE Coupe compare?

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe

A vehicle containing the utility of a compact crossover while demonstrating the speed and agility of a coupe can be a difficult concept to envision, and deeper variations within this concept be confusing. The possibilities presented by this dilemma are what make the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe such compelling vehicles. But what exactly sets the two apart, and which one is right for you?

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The most obvious difference between the GLC Coupe and GLE Coupe is the slightly smaller size and sleeker, sportier exterior of the former. Being slightly larger and more commanding, the GLE Coupe enjoys a longer wheelbase, more ground clearance, and larger cargo volume. The deeper disparities between these two models lie in the number of trim levels and premium options available. While the GLC Coupe is available in four trim levels starting with the GLC 300, the GLE Coupe is available in two starting with the GLE 43 4MATIC.

2018 GLC Coupe (AMG GLC 43)
2018 GLE Coupe (AMG GLE 43)
Starting MSRP
AMG-Enhanced 3.0L V6 biturbo
AMG-Enhanced 3.0L V6 biturbo
362 hp / 384 lb-ft
Horsepower / Torque
385 hp / 384 lb-ft
17.4 gallons
Fuel Capacity
24.6 gallons
3500 lbs.
Towing Capacity
7200 lbs.
18 City / 24 Highway**
17 City / 22 Highway***

While the two vehicles have surprisingly similar specifications at the same trim level, the most dramatic differences are seen in their overall power output and performance.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV exterior side view

Though both models feature tremendous power and luxurious interior technologies and comforts, The GLE Coupe offers a bump in horsepower, increased interior and cargo space, and more aggressive exterior styling.

Depending on your needs and driving style, you may opt for the sleeker and sportier GLC Coupe, but if you’re looking for improved power and utility in a more robust compact crossover, the GLE Coupe may suit you better.

For more information on the 2018 GLC Coupe and 2018 GLE Coupe, please contact our sales team. We’d be happy to help you decide which model is right for you. Ready to buy? Take a look at our new inventory available at our Peoria, AZ dealership today!

*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. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer

**EPA estimated 18 MPG highway and 24 MPG city with 17.4-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

***EPA estimated 17 MPG highway and 22 MPG city with 24.6-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.