2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV vs. GLC SUV in Northbrook, IL

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV vs GLC SUV


Are you interested in adding the advanced technology, dynamic driving characteristics, and supreme luxury of a Mercedes-Benz SUV to your daily commute? There are two Mercedes-Benz models that can provide everything you’re looking for from a luxury SUV, but which one is best for your busy lifestyle? To help you make your decision easier, our automotive experts at Autohaus on Edens in Northbrook, IL have decided to compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV and GLC SUV.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV vs. GLC SUV: Engine Specs and Performance

With a wide variety of engines available across these three very different models, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA and GLC SUV both provide unique levels of performance and capability. The GLA SUV is slightly smaller and has a lower center of gravity, meaning it is more car-like in the way it handles. The GLC SUV is larger and provides more power, getting you into the fast lane. Take a look at the tables below to become more familiar with the engines offered by each model in order to see which one provides the right combination of power, efficiency, and performance for your needs.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV: Engine Options

Engine 2.0L Turbocharged I4 Handcrafted 2.0L AMG® Turbocharged I4
Horsepower 208 HP 375 HP
Torque 258 lb.-ft. 350 lb.-ft.
Towing Capacity N/A N/A
Fuel Efficiency 24 MPG City/ 33 MPG Highway 23 MPG City / 29 MPG Highway
Trim Availability GLA 250 SUV / GLA 250 4MATIC® SUV AMG® GLA 45 SUV

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV: Engine Options

Engine 2.0L Turbocharged I4 AMG®-Enhanced 3.0L Bi-Turbo V6
Horsepower 241 HP 362 HP
Torque 273 lb.-ft. 384 lb.-ft.
Towing Capacity 3500 lbs. 3500 lbs.
Fuel Efficiency 22 MPG City / 27 MPG Highway 18 MPG City / 24 MPG Highway
Trim Availability GLC 300 SUV / GLC 4MATIC® SUV AMG® GLC 43 SUV

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV vs. GLC SUV: Interior Features

2018 GLA SUV vs. GLC SUV interior

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV and GLC SUV provide impressive comfort and convenience features that will have you making excuses to go for a drive. From their top-quality soft-touch materials to carefully engineered infotainment interface, the GLA and GLC SUVs are specifically designed to provide you with an incomparable driving experience. While both models share several interior features, their key differences come in the form of cargo and passenger space. While the GLA SUV provides more front headroom, the GLC SUV provides significantly more rear passenger space and cargo volume.

Key Interior Features:

  • HD Radio®
  • 14-way power driver’s seat with memory
  • MB-Tex upholstery
  • Dual-zone electronic climate control
  • 7-in. or 8-in. high-resolution infotainment display with central console controller
  • Bluetooth® audio streaming

Interior Specifications:

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Model 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV
38.4-in. / 35.4-in. Front/Rear Headroom 37.8-in. / 38.5-in.
40.2-in. / 27.1-in. Front/Rear Legroom 40.8-in. / 37.3-in.
17.2 cu.-ft. / 43.6 cu-ft. with seat area Total Cargo Volume 19.4 cu.-ft. / 56.5 cu.-ft. with seat area

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV vs. GLC SUV: Safety Features

Mercedes-Benz has been redefining automotive safety technology through decades of nonstop of innovation. From providing the world’s first airbag and antilock braking system to advanced active safety features, Mercedes-Benz has a reputation for safety few other automakers can even come close to. Take a look at the host of available safety features offered on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA and GLC SUV that provide priceless peace of mind every time you’re behind the wheel.

Available Safety Features:

  • Adaptive braking technology
  • Available Lake Keeping Assist

Test Drive a 2018 GLA or GLC SUV in Northbrook, IL Today

Do you have a better idea of whether you would like the more driver-focused and car-like GLA SUV or the larger and more family-friendly GLC SUV? The only way to find out which you prefer for sure is by taking each model for a test drive at our Mercedes-Benz dealership in Northbrook, IL. Appointments are available at Autohaus on Edens that match your busy lifestyle. Schedule a test drive by using our online form or by calling our team directly at (847) 272-7900 to get into the luxury SUV that you deserve.

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