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Mercedes-Benz GLB VS Mercedes-Benz GLC

Updated: Apr 28, 2020

It’s commendable to see two heavyweights from the same manufacturer go head-to-head in terms of style, versatility, performance, and design, with both models boasting series of exciting features that’ll leave any car user in awe and uncertainty on which model to choose. GLB and GLC Mercedes are just too good for a car. If I were to choose one of the Mercedes Benz GLB and the Mercedes Benz GLC, I’ll choose both and if I don’t have enough budget for both, I’ll get the best mercedes benz leasing deals from Ice Auto Group. That’s just a glimpse of what these luxuries provide.

The Mercedes Benz GLB is a spacious subcompact crossover SUV and one of the newer SUVs in the lineup. It comes with seating for five and an optional third row of seats, accommodating up to seven – this makes it a small entry-level luxury SUV.

Unlike the GLB sibling, the Mercedes-Benz GLC has been available since 2015, replacing the former Mercedes Benz GLK-Class. It is a luxury compact SUV that comes with seating for five and NO optional third row of seats.

Are you looking to buy or lease one of these SUVs? We’ve outlined a few essential differences that could influence your decision.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC


We’re going to be comparing these two sophisticated SUVs in terms of performance, interior, comfort and cargo, safety features, and price. What else do you look for in a car beside all of these?


A 221 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission is what the GLC offers. You can choose between the base model or the all-wheel-drive [also called 4Matic®] variation. With all 258 lb-ft of torque, you get a quick response off the line.

The Mercedes Benz GLC is offered with several powertrain options. This consists of a four-cylinder, turbo 2.0-liter engine that generates 255 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is the default setup but all-wheel drive or 4Matic® variation is optional.

These two vehicles boast super engines however the GLC can pair its 2.0-liter powertrain with an electric motor and regenerative braking to provide 315 combined horsepower. That’s enough juice to light up your tracks. If you want a taste of these power engines, you can grab the best mercedes benz leasing deals from Ice Auto Group.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC


The interior designs for these two SUVs are quite different. The GLB-class has a very spacious interior, with coming with standard power front seats, panorama roof, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a manually adjustable steering wheel so you can be prepared for anything.

The GLC SUV may not be generous when it comes to accommodation, yet the GLC makes up for it with a beautifully-designed cabin that's built with premium materials that are well insulated from wind and road noise. Synthetic leather upholstery blends perfectly with its comfortable and supportive seats, letting you adapt in the new GLC-class precisely to your needs.

While both models deliver attractive materials, wonderful build quality, and heated seats, the GLB-class has a more comfortable passenger accommodation with seven seats while the GLC-class boasts luxurious standard equipment that includes power-adjustable front seats with heated cushions and dual-zone climate control.

NB: The third-row seat is optional for the GLB-class and you’ll pay extra for heated seats as well as ventilated ones. You can grab one of these best selling suvs from the top car leasing companies like Ice Auto Group.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC


Both SUV models offer standard infotainment and technology. A 7.0-inch digital gauge display comes with plenty of ways to connect it including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, two USB ports, Bluetooth, and HD Radio. The GLB-Class comes with infotainment system that can offer an overall experience.

As for the GLC-Class, it now supports the Mercedes-Benz User Experience [MBUX], which is the company’s latest infotainment system. MBUX, which replaces the COMAND interface, is well-fitted in the standard 10.25-inch touchscreen that supports a host of control inputs, including intuitive voice control features and other contemporary features.

Both the GLB and GLC series are furnished with sophisticated infotainment systems, however, the GLC-Class beats the GLB with its modernized system that is easy-to-use and comes with artificial intelligence that learns and adapt to its users, providing a better user experience.

NB: You’ll pay extra [$200] for a wireless charging pad.

Comfort and Cargo

Choosing between both SUVs, you may appreciate the GLB-class for the optional third row of seats which measures 20 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seats and 62 cubic feet with those seats folded down. The entry-level GLB-class isn't very sophisticated yet you still have just the space on board to meet your needs. Unfortunately, the GLC-class seems to offer limited interior cargo space, measuring 19 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 57 cubes with the back seats folded.

An additional third-row seat makes GLB-class an ideal option for families with larger siblings or campers, while the GLC-Class can provide more than an adventure in reach with its performance.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

Both models have not undergone tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). However, both the GLB-Class and GLC-Class come equipped with standard driver assistance features which include active brake assist and adaptive braking, a rearview camera, Pre-Safe Plus, traffic sign recognition, driver drowsiness monitoring, blind-spot monitoring with exit warning function, crosswind assist, rear cross-traffic alert and a head-up display, a surround-view parking camera system, and route-based speed adaptation. This system tightens the seat belts and rolls up the windows if a collision is imminent.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC


Starting Price for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class is $38,050

With Ice Auto Group, you have the opportunity to buy the Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class at less than its fair market value at the end of the lease.

Starting price for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV is $42,500

Can’t afford the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class? At Ice Auto Group, this car is available for lease bargain.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC


Like I stated earlier, if I had my way, I’d choose both SUVs. The bottom line is that Mercedes Benz has done more to satisfy its esteemed customers with the GLB-Class and GLC-Class SUVs. They both provide good value for their price. With comfortable interiors, high-performance engines, plenty of intuitive technology, user-friendly infotainment, I’d say both vehicles deserve your hard-earned money. It's hard to find a reason not to buy or lease any of these SUVs.

Why you should buy or lease the Mercedes-Benz GLB?

Because it provides more space and an additional seat option; what’s more, it costs less than the GLC-Class. Even if it boasts one powertrain option, it still provides plenty of value for its price.

Why you should buy or lease the Mercedes-Benz GLC?

Yes, because it is a great choice no matter the size. Even if it cost more than the GLB, it’s still has a posh interior and offers several powertrain options that ensure smooth rides.

Both the Mercedes Benz GLB and GLC SUVs are available at best car lease deals from Ice Auto Group.

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