The GLC SUV vs GLC Coupe

The GLC SUV vs GLC Coupe

The Mercedes GLC comes in two different models - the GLC SUV and the GLC Coupe. The SUV has more of a practical family feel to it with a boxy shape to the vehicle. The GLC Coupe is a combination of an SUV and a coupe. This model has an aggressive, luxurious look and a sporty, dynamic feel whilst driving.

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Design and Space


The main obvious difference between the two vehicles is the roof height/shape. The GLC Coupe has been given a stylish curved, coupe-like roofline, which at first glace looks similar to a BMW X6! However, the Coupe has to sacrifice some space on the interior cabin to achieve it's sporty look, leaving the passengers and boot with less room. Due to the sweeping roofline, the rear viewing window is quite small, but this doesn’t affect the practicality and drive of the vehicle.

Mercedes-Benz GLC Class Boot

The GLC SUV is a boxier vehicle which results in a more spacious cabin, giving the passengers some more headspace and legroom, and the boot gains some capacity. Any passengers over 6ft will be nice and comfy in the back seats because of the space the GLC provides. This is a different story in the coupe - any passengers over 6ft in the rear seats will struggle for headroom and the small rear windows can make it feel somewhat claustrophobic. The front of both vehicles have slight differences; the Coupe has an upgraded grill whereas the SUV has the traditional one.

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Interior and Technology


Both vehicles have a very similar driving position inside the cabin, you're able to see right over the bonnet which gives you real road presence and good visibility whilst driving. Engine and tech wise, the SUV and Coupe aren’t a lot different! Both models have 9G-Tronic automatic transmission with shift paddles, and fuel-saving ECO-START, which works by shutting off the engine when the vehicle is not moving - saving fuel and reducing emissions. The GLC Coupe’s all include 4Matic (Mercedes-Benz' AWD system) as standard, whereas on the SUV it's an additional cost.

Mercedes-Benz GLC Class Interior

Inside the cabin you’ll find both models have heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, and 14-way power adjustable driver’s seats with memory. The overall look and feel in both cabins is posh and practical, you get brushed metal trims, soft and supple leatherette and classy soft-touch plastics.

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Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

The GLC Class has some advantages over the GLC Coupe, and is more ideal for a family vehicle. It has some additional boot capacity, and it's shape gives it more headroom and legroom for the passengers.

Mercedes-Benz GLC Class leasing prices start from £273.29 exc. VAT per month

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

The GLC Coupe combines an SUV and a Coupe, which gives it some aggressive styling. However, it has less room for the passengers and in the boot compared to the GLC Class, but you gain AWD as standard.

Mercedes-Benz GLC Class leasing prices start from £313.39 exc. VAT per month

Interested in either of these vehicles, or want to enquire about a different one? Get in touch with an Expert on 01273 433 480, or request a callback at a time that suits you.

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