2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs GLE
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB


2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$38,600 MSRP*

Starting Price

$54,750 MSRP*
221 hp

Base Power

255 hp
302 hp

Available Power

603 hp
5, or 7 with optional 3rd Row

Seating Capacity

5, or 7 with optional 3rd Row
62.0 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

74.9 cubic feet
Not Rated for Towing

Towing Capacity

Up to 7,700 pounds

Looking for a comparison between the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. GLE? You’ll find it right here! These are two intricately crafted luxury SUVs that put the driver and passengers lucky enough to step inside into a brand-new world of luxury and convenience. Larchmont drivers have a lot of different needs. However, the GLB vs. GLE comparison breaks down differently based on how you live your life. In the interest of fairness, we’re going to give a solid breakdown of both!



2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. GLE at a Glance

If you’re looking at these two vehicles and considering how they’ll impact your Mamaroneck drive, you’ll likely have a few questions. Before you get into the weeds, here are some things we feel will enhance your understanding up front:

  • The GLE has a higher starting MSRP than the GLB, but it’s got more standard features and comes with a stronger base engine.
  • The GLE has more trim levels and engine options than the GLB.
  • The compact GLB and midsize GLE have seating for five as standard, with an optional third row available on both.
  • The GLE is superior in terms of cargo space and second-row legroom.

However, this is not to say that when comparing GLB vs. GLE, the GLB is an inferior vehicle! It’s merely a more compact model, ideal for those looking for less room to take up in urban areas. Those with larger families and more need to move gear or tow should pick the GLE.

Engine Options & Performance: GLB vs. GLE

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB gives you two engines to pick from:

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo – 221 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • AMG®-enhanced 2.0L inline-4 turbo – 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque

However, the Mercedes-Benz GLE gives you all of these engine options on offer:

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo – 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L inline-6 turbo with EQ Boost – 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque
  • AMG®-enhanced 3.0L inline-6 turbo with EQ Boost – 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque
  • 4.0L V8 biturbo with EQ Boost – 483 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque
  • Handcrafted AMG® 4.0L V8 biturbo with EQ Boost – 603 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque

If you want power, the GLE is the pick for you. It can even tow up to 7,700 pounds. The GLB isn’t rated for towing, but it still has plenty of engine power to get you from Mamaroneck to Bronxville with aplomb.

Dimensions & Capability: GLB vs. GLE

The GLE is a midsize SUV while the GLB is a compact SUV. Despite the identical seating capacity, there’s more room to be had overall for passengers and cargo in the GLE:

GLB Dimensions

  • Seats 5 to 7 passengers
  • Legroom of 41.1 inches (1st) and 38.1 inches (2nd)
  • 22.0 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row
  • 62.0 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats flat

GLE Dimensions

  • Seats 5 to 7 passengers
  • Legroom of 40.3 inches (1st) and 40.9 inches (2nd)
  • 33.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row
  • 74.9 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats flat

The Mercedes-Benz GLB vs. GLE Comparison Continues at Mercedes-Benz of New Rochelle

Now that you’ve seen the GLB vs. GLE comparison on paper, it’s time to experience it in person! Come on over to the Mercedes-Benz of New Rochelle lot and test drive these two vehicles for yourself. You won’t truly know which one is right for you until you get behind the wheel. If you’ve still got questions, continue the conversation by reaching out to us on our contact 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. Options, model availability and actual dealer price may vary. See dealer for details, costs and terms.


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