2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 Review

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG GLC 43

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLE 450

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MSRP*
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$59,500 to $63,000
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$61,750
Invoice* $55,930 to $59,220 $58,045
MPG - City 18 19
MPG - Hwy 24 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

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Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 than in the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 is clearly the choice over the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 for pulling heavy loads. The Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 has a little more horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, making the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.