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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

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
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Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

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Comparison Review

The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Porsche Macan, making it more convenient to drive.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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