2018 Porsche Macan vs. 2018 Mercedes Benz GLE

Car brands like Porsche and Mercedes Benz have fan followers all across the world, and no doubt they offer some great options like Porsche Macan and Mercedes Benz GLE. Both the models have a lot of exciting features, and this comparison will give us a brief idea on how to go about picking one of them.

Design & Style

The 2018 Mercedes Benz GLE is a 5-seater vehicle with sufficient space for adult passengers, and the large doors make it easy for entry and exit into the vehicle. You can find a driving position instantly. The cabin is both functional and attractive, featuring a mix of quality materials and hard plastics, along with soft-touch surfaces.

Just like other luxury compact SUVs, Porsche Macan can seat up to 5 people with great visibility and usability on offer. There is sufficient space across both rows of seating for taller passengers to fit in, and the interior has been designed lavishly, thus living up to its brand name.

Technology & Safety

Some of the standard features in the Mercedes Benz GLE include the COMAND infotainment system, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, USB port and 8-inch touch screen. Key features that are missing here include navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Harman Kardon audio system. For safety, we have Mercedes Benz Pre Safe, drowsiness monitor, crosswind assist, forward Collison warning and a rearview camera. It takes time to understand the COMAND system.

On the other hand, the Porsche Macan is equipped with state of the art PCM interface. The system is quite easy to use, and there are several buttons surrounding the touch screen, making it easy for the drivers. Some of the active safety features include a rearview camera, parking sensors and lane departure warning.


With the 2018 Mercedes Benz GLE, there are plenty of engine options that range from the 302 HP VG GLE to the V8 twin turbocharged engine.  At highway speeds, the base engine is not that powerful. If you are looking for more push, better to consider Porsche Macan, which delivers excellent output with smoother handling. With a higher trim, you get a 400-HP turbocharged V6 engine. They can compete or even exceed the performance given by other top end rivals.

The Bottom Line 

If you are in for a luxury car, both Mercedes Benz and Porsche are top-end models to go for. However, if we have to take into account the overall aspect, in regards to performance design and technology, then Porsche Macan may have an upper hand in this respect.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Macan Test Drive Today?

It feels great to drive a luxury car offering the total package like that of the 2018 Porsche Macan offers. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Porsche of Princeton. We are located in New Jersey, and service the needs of car buyers in the entire area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche Macan test drive appointment in advance.

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