Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC

Are you shopping for a new Mercedes-Benz SUV? The Mercedes-Benz GLA and GLC are two of the most popular picks in the lineup — and for many good reasons!

Both seat five people and offer a range of configurations to Lodi families, as well as the latest and greatest technologies from Mercedes-Benz. So, which is right for you? Read on to compare the Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. GLC!

GLA vs. GLC: Price

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Which SUV fits into your preferred price range? The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA has a starting MSRP of $34,250*, making it a great choice for Lodi families who want a luxury vehicle but don’t want to overspend. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC has a starting MSRP of $42,500*, and naturally includes more amenities than the GLA.

GLA vs. GLC: Performance & Towing

Whether you’re looking for a peppy compact SUV or a high-powered AMG® SUV, the GLA or GLC delivers. Briefly compare their horsepower ranges below:

  • Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV: Although compact, the GLA doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to engine power. The 2019 GLA includes three models — GLA 250, GLA 250 4MATIC®, and AMG® GLA 45 — with a horsepower range of 208 hp to 375 hp. The 2020 GLA is available in two trims — GLA 250 and GLA 250 4MATIC® — that produce 208 hp.
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV: The 2019 GLC also features three trims — GLC 300, GLC 300 4MATIC®, and AMG® GLC 43. There’s also a GLC 350e 4MATIC® hybrid. Horsepower ranges from 241 hp to 362 hp. The 2020 GLC lineup is much broader than before, and includes both AMG® and non-AMG® models that range from 255 hp to 469 hp.

You may be wondering how the GLA and GLC compare when it comes to towing prowess. Towing isn’t recommended for the compact GLA. The GLC, however, can tow up to 3,500 pounds with the available towing hitch.

GLA vs. GLC: Interior Features & Dimensions

A Mercedes-Benz SUV wouldn’t live up to its namesake if it wasn’t packed with cutting-edge luxury features, as well as space for everyone and everything. Inside the GLA and GLC SUVs, you’ll find features like power front seats, driver memory settings, dual-zone climate control, split-folding rear seats, and an HD Radio receiver. The GLA boasts a cargo area of 17.2 to 43.6 cubic feet, while the larger GLC offers 19.4 to 56.5.

For 2020, the Mercedes-Benz GLC adds one incredible feature to its interior: Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX). MBUX is a brand-new automobile cockpit control system that utilizes a touchscreen, touch-sensitive controls, handsfree calling and audio streaming, and an available voice control system that responds to natural language. The highly-praised and reviewed GLC includes the following technologies for use with MBUX:

  • 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia display
  • “Hey, Mercedes-Benz” keyword activation
  • Voice Control with Natural Language Understanding
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay®

GLA vs. GLC: Safety Features

As family vehicles, the GLA and GLC come with no shortage of systems to keep you safe on the roads of Lathrop. Whether you choose the GLA or GLC, you can expect the following standard features:

  • Rearview camera
  • Active Brake Assist
  • Multi-way airbag protection
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers

When it comes to optional safety features, the GLC has a much wider selection. Both the GLA and GLC offer features like optional Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, and Active Parking Assist, but only the GLC offers:

  • Adaptive Highbeam Assist
  • Congestion Emergency Braking
  • Evasive Steering Assist
  • Active Brake Assist with Cross-Traffic Function
  • And more!

Take Advantage of the SUV Offers Available at Mercedes-Benz of Stockton!

The team at Mercedes-Benz of Stockton makes shopping for the right SUV for your family easy. Our sales and finance team will help you choose and finance the GLA or GLC you truly want. And, the first month’s payment is on us — up to $600 on select 2019/2020 GLA and GLC models**! You can also compare the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. BMW X3 to see why the GLC is the better choice for your Galt drives. Contact us with any questions about this exciting offer, or take the next step by applying for financing online using our secure form.


*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.

**Offer valid for select vehicles contracted between November 1st, 2019-December 2nd, 2019. This first payment offer if only valid on 2019/2020 GLC 300, GLC 300 4MATIC®, GLC 350e 4MATIC® up to $600 and 2019/2020 GLA 250, GLA 250 4MATIC®, GLA 45 AMG®, up to $500. Offer valid for retail or leased vehicles financed through Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. Subject to credit approval. Please see full program details.

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