Which Mercedes-Benz SUV is Best for Me?

November 28th, 2018 by

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE in the sun

The SUVs manufactured by Mercedes-Benz offer grade-A interior materials, intuitive, high-end features, and performance that never falls short of exceptional. For these reasons, drivers in the Oxford region may have some trouble answering the question, “Which Mercedes-Benz SUV is best for me?” We’re here to help. We’ve assembled an in-depth look at each of these luxury SUVs so you can see which model is best suited for your family’s adventures around Dayton.

The Mercedes-Benz SUV Lineup

Although each of these Mercedes-Benz SUVs has a lot to offer, they can be easily distinguished by their sizes, powertrain options, cargo storage capabilities, and prices. When you drive with Mercedes-Benz of West Chester, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the following SUVs:

  • Mercedes-Benz GLA
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE
  • Mercedes-Benz GLS
  • Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Mercedes-Benz GLA

The smallest Mercedes-Benz SUV, the subcompact GLA, certainly has an outsized personality. Although it isn’t recommended for towing, it offers the best fuel economy you’ll find in our SUV lineup. Unlike the larger GLC, it’s available in a high-performance AMG® build that offers incredible thrills.

  • 2019 GLA Starting Price: $33,950 MSRP
  • Trim Levels: GLA 250, GLA 250 4MATIC®, AMG® GLA 45
  • Baseline Performance: The standard turbocharged 2.0L I4 engine offers 208 hp, and gets 33 mpg on the highway.
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 43.6 cubic feet
  • Passenger Capacity: 5
2018 MB GLA

Mercedes-Benz GLC

This luxury compact SUV, the Mercedes-Benz GLC, offers more interior space and power than the subcompact GLA, but it’s no less light on its feet. It’s a good alternative for drivers who value fuel economy and agility, but who aren’t quite satisfied with the towing capacity and cargo space of the GLA.

  • 2019 GLC Starting Price: $40,700 MSRP
  • Trim Levels: GLC 300, GLC 300 4MATIC®
  • Baseline Performance: The standard longitudinally-mounted turbocharged 2.0L I4 engine offers 241 hp, and gets 27 mpg on the highway. Unlike the GLA, the GLC can tow up to 3500 pounds in its baseline trim.
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 56.5 cubic feet
  • Passenger Capacity: 5
2018 MB GLC

Mercedes-Benz GLE

In terms of towing capacity, power, and cargo storage, the Mercedes-Benz GLE offers significant advantages over the GLC. It isn’t quite as large as the three-row Mercedes-Benz GLS, but it’s capable and well-equipped enough to compete with some of the best models in the segment.

  • 2019 GLE Starting Price: $55,700 MSRP
  • Trim Levels: GLE 400 4MATIC® SUV, AMG® GLE 43 SUV, AMG® GLE 63 SUV, AMG® GLE 63 S SUV
  • Baseline Performance: The standard 3.0L V6 with biturbo offers 329 hp, and gets 23 mpg on the highway. All-wheel drive is standard. The GLE is available in three different high-performance AMG® builds, and offers up to 577 hp. It’s capable of towing up to 7,200 pounds.
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 80.3 cubic feet
  • Passenger Capacity: 5
2018 MB GLE

Mercedes-Benz GLS

This Mercedes-Benz SUV offers performance comparable to that of the GLE—in a larger package. With seating for up to seven and more cargo capacity than other options, the GLS the best Mercedes-Benz SUV for drivers who often travel with lots of passengers.

  • 2019 GLS Starting Price: $69,550 MSRP
  • Trim Levels: GLS 450 4MATIC® SUV, GLS 550 4MATIC® SUV, AMG® GLS 63 SUV
  • Baseline Performance: The standard 3.0L V6 with biturbo offers 329 hp, and gets 22 mpg on the highway. Full-time four-wheel drive is standard. This model’s two AMG® builds are similar to those available for the GLE. It’s a little heavier, so it’s recommended towing capacity is slightly lower at 6,600 pounds.
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 93.8 cubic feet
  • Passenger Capacity: 7
2018 MB GLS

Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is proof that a luxurious interior, unmistakable style, and superior off-road performance can all go hand-in-hand. It’s the most powerful option in the Mercedes-Benz SUV lineup, and it’s instantly recognizable on the road.

  • 2019 G-Class Starting Price: $123,600 MSRP
  • Trim Levels: G 550 SUV, AMG® G 63 SUV, AMG® G 65 SUV
  • Baseline Performance: The standard 4.0L V8 with biturbo offers 416 hp, and gets 14 mpg on the highway. All-Wheel Drive is standard. Its most powerful AMG® build includes a turbocharged 6.0L V12 engine, and in terms of raw power (621 hp), it’s unrivaled by almost anything else in the Mercedes-Benz model lineup.
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 79.5 cubic feet
  • Passenger Capacity: 5
2018 MB G-Class

Take Your Favorite SUV for a Test Drive at Mercedes-Benz of West Chester

Now that you’ve got a sense of which Mercedes-Benz SUV is best for you, contact Mercedes-Benz of West Chester to schedule a test drive in your favorite! Take advantage of our $0 Down Sign-and-Drive specials today!