2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 vs. 2021 Porsche Macan | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 vs. 2021 Porsche Macan Review

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLE 450

MSRP*: $61,750
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2021 Porsche
Macan

MSRP*: $52,100 to $84,600
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MPG - City 19 MPG 17 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 MPG 21 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 52.9 ft3
Engine Inline-6 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 362 hp 248 - 434 hp
Towing Capacity 7,700 lbs 4,409 lbs
Exterior Length 194.3 in 184.5 - 184.9 in
Exterior Width 76.7 in 76.2 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 40.9 in
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Head Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 39.6 in
Info not available
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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.

Comparison Review

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Porsche Macan, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Porsche Macan. 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 GLE 450 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche Macan.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 is about the same width as the Porsche Macan. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Porsche Macan.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 has the same turning radius as the Porsche Macan, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 is clearly the choice over the Porsche Macan for pulling heavy loads. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 has a little less horsepower than the Porsche Macan.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Porsche Macan.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 offers greater seating capacity than the Porsche Macan, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche Macan.