2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class vs. 2017 Porsche Cayenne Review

Comparison Review

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Porsche Cayenne.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class as you will with the Porsche Cayenne, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). Clearly, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a better financial choice over the Porsche Cayenne, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche Cayenne.

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.

With its lower torque engine, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Porsche Cayenne.

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.

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. The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has a little less horsepower than the Porsche Cayenne.

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.

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

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Compare the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and the 2017 Porsche Cayenne.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz

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MSRP*: $64,550 - $91,300

2017 Porsche

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MSRP*: $59,600 - $159,600
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City MPG: 13 - 19 14 - 18
Highway MPG: 18 - 26 21 - 24
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*: $60,032 - $84,909 --

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.