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2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class vs. 2014 Porsche Cayenne Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Porsche Cayenne will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

Convenience
The Porsche Cayenne requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is somewhat more expensive than the Porsche Cayenne. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Porsche Cayenne.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is much wider than the Porsche Cayenne, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Porsche Cayenne.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Porsche Cayenne.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has a larger turning radius than the Porsche Cayenne, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class will do just as well as the Porsche Cayenne, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and the Porsche Cayenne.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class offers greater seating capacity than the Porsche Cayenne, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Porsche Cayenne.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche Cayenne.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz
GL-Class

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MSRP*: $63,600 - $119,450

2014 Porsche
Cayenne

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MSRP*: $49,600 - $146,000
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.80%
City MPG: 13 - 19 14 - 20
Highway MPG: 17 - 26 20 - 29
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $59,148 - $111,089 --

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