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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 vs. 2021 Porsche Macan Review

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLS 450

MSRP*: $76,000
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2021 Porsche
Macan

MSRP*: $52,100 to $84,600
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MPG - City 20 MPG 17 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 MPG 21 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 84.7 ft3 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 205.0 in 184.5 - 184.9 in
Exterior Width 77.0 in 76.2 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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Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

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Comparison Review

Convenience
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.

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). The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 is somewhat more expensive 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 GLS 450 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche Macan.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 is a little wider than the Porsche Macan, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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.

Handling
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.

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

Powertrain
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.

Utility
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.

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