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

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2024 Mercedes-Benz
GLS 450

MSRP*: $87,000
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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 24 MPG 22 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 84.7 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 205.0 in 186.1 in
Exterior Width 79.9 in 76.1 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 41.9 in
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Head Room Front 39.4 in
Rear 40.2 in
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Comparison Review

Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Mercedes-Benz GLS 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). The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Porsche Macan, which has a much lower MSRP.

Since the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 is much wider than the Porsche Macan, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz GLS 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 GLS 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 GLS 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 GLS 450 and the Porsche Macan.

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

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