2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA*

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE*

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE

The SUVs made by Mercedes-Benz are some of the finest vehicles on the roads near Beckley, but precisely for that reason, it can be difficult to know just which new Mercedes-Benz SUV is the right choice for you. Both the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV have been winning praise wherever they go, but when we consider these models’ performance, interior features, and safety technologies, it’s easy to see that pricing isn’t the only thing that separates one Mercedes-Benz SUV from another! Find out whether you’re better off with the smaller Mercedes-Benz GLA or the larger Mercedes-Benz GLE before you schedule a test drive at Mercedes-Benz of Charleston.

Mercedes-Benz SUV Performance: GLA vs. GLE

Both the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV offer the superior performance that drivers from Huntington and Bridgeport have come to expect from Mercedes-Benz. However, the model that most appeals to you will change depending on what aspects of vehicle performance you consider to be most important. Let’s take a closer look at the performance specs of the 2019 GLA and 2019 GLE:

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Performance
    • Base Engine: 2.0L I4 Turbo
    • Horsepower: 208hp
    • Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
    • Acceleration: 0-60mph in 7.2 seconds
    • Drive Configuration: Front-wheel drive
    • Fuel Economy: EPA-estimated 23 mpg city and 31 mpg highway
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC® Performance
    • Base Engine: 3.0L V6 Biturbo
    • Horsepower: 329hp
    • Transmission: 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed
    • Acceleration: 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds
    • Drive Configuration: 4MATIC® permanent all-wheel drive
    • Fuel Economy: EPA-estimated 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA black interior


Mercedes-Benz SUV Interior: GLA vs. GLE

Both the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC® can seat five passengers comfortably, but since these models come in at significantly differing price points, there’s a great deal of difference between their interior features and amenities. Those who desire the very best interior amenities will prefer the GLE to the GLA. Although these two Mercedes-Benz vehicles possess Leather Steering Wheels, Front Power Memory Seats, 8-Speaker Sound Systems, and much more, only those who opt for the GLE 400 4MATIC® will be able to take advantage of the following standard features:

  • Heated Front Seats
  • Speed Sensitive Volume Control
  • 80.3 cubic feet of Maximum Cargo Volume vs. 43.6 cubic feet in the GLA
  • Genuine Wood Trimmed Doors
  • Compass
  • Front Power Glass Tilt and Slide Sunroof
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA driver dashboard


Mercedes-Benz SUV Safety: GLA vs. GLE

Safety has always been among the top concerns of Mercedes-Benz engineers and designers, and this is evidenced by the fact that both the GLA and the GLE, despite their difference in pricing, offer very similar arrays of safety technologies. Both the 2019 GLA 250 and the 2019 GLE 400 4MATIC® offer ATTENTION ASSIST®, Active Brake Assist, emergency SOS internet services, as well as all of the seatbelts, headrests, and airbags that you and your passengers depend on. Moreover, both SUVs are available with the following optional safety technologies:

  • Active Blind Spot Assist
  • Surround View Camera
  • Distance Pilot DISTRONIC® Plus Intelligent Cruise Control
  • Active Parking Assistance
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA rear view

Take a Mercedes-Benz for a Test Drive at Mercedes-Benz of Charleston

Both the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE are compelling options for drivers in the area around Clarksburg and Fayetteville, but since both models have so much to offer, we’re sure that you’re eager to experience them for yourself! You can also see how the GLA compares to the GLS. Explore our lineup of new GLA SUVs and new GLE SUVs, and see what the experts have to say. Then contact Mercedes-Benz of Charleston to take your favorite model for a test drive! Start by exploring our new vehicle specials today.

*2018 models pictured.
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Phone: (304) 746-0500

5 Dudley Farms Lane Charleston, WV


Phone: (304) 746-0500

5 Dudley Farms Lane Charleston, WV


Phone: (304) 746-0500

5 Dudley Farms Lane Charleston, WV
38.326558 -81.713262
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Mercedes-Benz of Charleston
5 Dudley Farms Lane
Charleston, WV, 25309 United States
(304) 746-0500
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