2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB

You may have heard of the newly-announced Mercedes-Benz GLB. It’s a surprising addition to a lineup of luxury SUVs from Mercedes-Benz, but it has its own set of intriguing features that make it a safe bet depending on what you plan on using it for. Designed to be more capable of off-roading adventures, the GLB is a nice change of pace since the only current Mercedes-Benz SUV with extreme off-roading capabilities is the G-Class – but coming in at a six-figure MSRP, the G-Class may not be feasible for everyone. Rather, the GLB is similar to the compact GLC SUV. In this comparison between the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB, you’ll get the chance to see how these two differ and which is a better choice for you. Take a look at the table below for some head-to-head comparisons!

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB

255 hp/273 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 221 hp/258 lb-ft
9-speed automatic Transmission 8-speed automatic
No Off-road Capable Yes
Not Available 3rd-Row Seating Available

Highlights in the 2020 GLC and 2020 GLB

The primary advantage of the GLB is that it has better off-roading capabilities than the GLC. That’s not to say the GLC needs to be on a paved path all the time, but the suspension and body structure is built to be efficient and versatile on the road. The GLB, meanwhile, has all the necessities for excellent off-roading performance with highlights that include a CONICSHAPE® engine block minimizing piston friction and fuel consumption, CAMTRONIC® variable valve timing system for better efficiency in partial-load situations, and standard all-wheel drive. Standard 17-inch off-roading tires and all-around protective cladding also make it a good choice for going off the beaten path.

The GLC, meanwhile, is a great choice for the everyday driver; those who intend to keep their SUV on the roads. Don’t be fooled – this isn’t the same GLC you previously knew. It has received some updates like increased horsepower and the addition of the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system, which is an intelligent voice-recognition system that will perform commands on demand. Other highlights in the 2020 GLC include 64-color ambient lighting, Burmester® Surround Sound System, Head-Up Display, enhanced navigation, and lots more.

Not sure which of these two would be a better fit for you? No worries. Here at World Wide Motors in Indianapolis, we specialize in helping people like you find the model that best suits you and your needs. While the GLB and the GLC are similar, there are some other notable differences that may make one a clear winner. Get in touch with us today to learn more!

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