2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs GLC
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB


2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC
$38,050 MSRP*

Starting Price

$43,200 MSRP*
221-hp, 2.0L inline-4 turbo


255-hp, 2.0L inline-4 turbo
8G-DCT 8-speed dual-clutch automatic


9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic
6.9 seconds

0 to 60 Time

6.1 seconds
23 city/31 highway mpg**

Fuel Economy

22 city/29 highway mpg**
5 (7 optional)

Passenger Capacity

22.0 to 62.0 cubic feet

Cargo Capacity

19.4 to 56.5 cubic feet

For the perfect blend of power and sophistication, nothing compares to a new Mercedes-Benz SUV, but how do two Mercedes-Benz SUVs compare to one another? The right choice will depend entirely on how you drive and your vehicle priorities in Williamsburg. Join Mercedes-Benz of Hampton in comparing the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. GLC. We’ll answer questions like, “Which costs less: Mercedes-Benz GLB or GLC?” and “Which is bigger: Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. GLC?” We’ll also take a closer look at how they perform, what features they have, and more. 

Which Costs Less: 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB or GLC?

Hampton shoppers who select the Mercedes-Benz GLB will save a bit of money compared to the GLC. The GLB has a starting MSRP of $38,050*, while the GLC MSRP starts at $43,200*. Which is bigger: the Mercedes-Benz GLB or GLC? The GLC is slightly larger overall, as you’ll soon see. That’s part of the reason for the difference in prices. 

Which Performs Better: 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB or GLC?

After price, performance is a big factor for Norfolk drivers choosing GLB or GLC. The smaller GLB gets better fuel economy, with up to 23 city and 31 highway mpg**. Both SUVs offer a smooth yet powerful ride, but the GLC has more pep with the ability to go 0 to 60 in only 6.1 seconds. Compare the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. GLC specs here:

Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 Engine

  • Engine: 2.0L inline-4 turbo
  • Transmission: 8G-DCT 8-speed dual-clutch automatic
  • Fuel Economy: 23 city/31 highway mpg**
  • Acceleration: 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 second
  • Horsepower: 221 hp
  • Torque: 258 lb-ft

Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Engine

  • Engine: 2.0L inline-4 turbo
  • Transmission: 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic
  • Fuel Economy: 22 city/29 highway mpg**
  • Acceleration: 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 second 
  • Horsepower: 255 hp
  • Torque: 273 lb-ft

Which is Bigger: 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB or GLC?

Both SUVs offer significant cabin space and seating for five. However, despite its smaller size, the Mercedes-Benz GLB has a third-row option to increase seating capacity to seven. With just rows, the GLB has more cargo space than the GLC. Take a look at the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. GLC dimensions: 

Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 Dimensions

  • Length: 182.4 inches
  • Wheelbase: 111.4 inches
  • Headroom (Front / Rear): 40.7 / 39.3 inches
  • Shoulder Room (Front / Rear): 55.9 / 54.9 inches
  • Legroom (Front / Rear): 41.4 / 39.3 inches
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 (7 optional)
  • Cargo Capacity: 22.0 to 62.0 cubic feet

Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Dimensions

  • Length: 183.3 inches
  • Wheelbase: 113.1 inches
  • Headroom (Front / Rear): 37.8 / 38.56 inches
  • Shoulder Room (Front / Rear): 57.3 / 56.5 inches
  • Legroom (Front / Rear): 40.8 / 37.3 inches
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 passengers 
  • Cargo Capacity: 19.4 to 56.5 cubic feet

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. GLC: Standard Features

Both SUVs are luxuriously equipped to elevate your drive with features that include dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats with memory, illuminated entry, and 3 years of Mercedes me connect services among their standard equipment. 

Since the Mercedes-Benz GLC is a step up in the SUV lineup, it has some additional features that require an upgrade in the GLB. These include:

  • Heated front seats
  • 40/20/40-split rear seats with power folding
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia display 

Compare the New Mercedes-Benz GLB and GLC at Mercedes-Benz of Hampton

With a firmer grasp on the differences and similarities between the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB and GLC, it’s a great time to schedule a test drive to compare them in person. Contact Mercedes-Benz of Hampton today to schedule an appointment! 


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*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. Options, model availability and actual dealer price may vary. See dealer for details, costs and terms.

**EPA estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate.

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