2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 vs. 2023 Porsche Macan Review

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2024 Mercedes-Benz
GLE 450

MSRP*: $69,500
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2023 Porsche

MSRP*: $57,500 to $82,900
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MPG - City 19 MPG 17 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 MPG 22 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 74.9 ft3 53.0 ft3
  • 375-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 261-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 375-hp, 2.9-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 434-hp, 2.9-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 375 hp 261 - 434 hp
Towing Capacity 7,700 lbs 4,409 lbs
Exterior Length 193.9 in 186.1 in
Exterior Width 76.7 in 76.1 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 40.9 in
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Head Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 40.4 in
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Comparison Review

Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Porsche Macan.

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). Whether you pick the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 or the Porsche Macan, it's going to cost you about the same.

The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 is about the same width as the Porsche Macan. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, which is slightly longer than the Porsche Macan.

When considering towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 is clearly the choice over the Porsche Macan for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 and the Porsche Macan.

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.

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. With the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Porsche Macan.