2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC exterior front view

Is the GLC Coupe Better than the GLC SUV?

What is the difference between the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV and GLC Coupe?

Crossover utility vehicle is a vague distinction for anything that falls in between a car and an SUV. To make it even more confusing, SUV is sort of a vague term as well. If you are wondering what the difference is between the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV and the GLC Coupe, you are not alone.

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Two 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC exterior side view


From the outside, it may seem obvious. What isn’t obvious is the degree of difference. The GLC Coupe looks a lot smaller, and even feels smaller on the inside, but it is actually only an inch and a half shorter than the GLC SUV. At the same time, it may come as a surprise to learn that the GLC Coupe is longer than the SUV by almost three total inches. They both have the same wheelbase, but these subtle differences make the GLC Coupe a little more sporty…and more inconvenient. It has less trunk space and the trunk is actually a little higher than the one on the SU V, meaning things have to be lifted further to get inside. This is a very minor problem but it exists nonetheless.

Driving Performance

To make the GLC Coupe feel different behind the wheel, Mercedes-Benz tuned the GLC Coupe a little bit differently than the GLC SUV. It sports the same engine, but to put it into perspective, the Sport mode in the GLC SUV is called Comfort Mode in the GLC Coupe. This means each mode above that will be a little more violent in the GLC Coupe than in the GLC SUV.

Although it isn’t much, it defines the kinds of people that might drive either one. If you like comfort and convenience, you want the GLC SUV. If you like to keep your car clean from items that can clunk around, the GLC Coupe is what you are looking for. If you’re still unsure of the differences between the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV and the GLC Coupe, come to Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead today!

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