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

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLS 450

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2021 Porsche

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$52,100 to $84,600
Invoice* $71,440 --
MPG - City 20 17 - 19
MPG - Hwy 24 21 - 24
Engine(s) Inline-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

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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 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.

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.

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 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. The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 has a little less horsepower than 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.

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