2021 Porsche 911 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

The 2021 Porsche 911 welcomes the Turbo and Turbo S to its lineup. These additions promise stronger engines for those who will try it. It is gifted with an upscale interior and equipped with the best when it comes to technology and safety features.

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, on the other hand, also boasts of a well-trimmed interior. Do not expect much when it comes to other amenities in this ride.

Design & Style

All trim levels for the 2021 Porsche 911 have four seats that can accommodate passengers of all shapes, sizes, and ages. The ride is polished with high-end materials inside making it unbeatable in terms of design and style. It is easy to find comfort in its monstrous seating configuration. This is enough guarantee that you will not complain about body pain, regardless of how near or far you are going.

The Mercedes-Benz SL, has fewer seats when compared to the 911. This can only seat up to two people. It is outfitted with a power-retractable roof that that has a glass panel on it. This part is best used when the car is moving at 25 mph. Taller occupants will find the ride comfortable throughout. It boasts of upscale materials for the cabin, but they are not as good as those found in the 911.

Technology & Safety

The 2021 Porsche 911 uses a 10.9-inch touch screen for its infotainment system. This interface is one of the best since it displays crisp graphics and easily responds to user inputs. This supports Apple CarPlay, and has other amenities like two USB ports, Bluetooth interface, eight speakers, Wi-Fi hot spot, and satellite radio. Advanced safety features to this ride include automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning, together with a rearview camera, and front and rear parking sensors.

The Mercedes-Benz SL is gifted with the COMAND infotainment system. Having an eight-inch touch screen, this one does not really impress that much. It is so outdated even with the inclusion of features like Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto integration, satellite radio, two USB ports, Bluetooth, and a nine-speaker audio system from Harman Kardon. It is equipped with Pre-Safe for automatic window roll up during frontal collision. It lacks front and rear parking sensors which is now common to most sports cars.


There are plenty of powerful engine choices under the hood of the 2021 Porsche 911. It starts from the base engine that can put off 379 horsepower to the Turbo S engine that can yield 640 horsepower. In the case of the SL, your choices are the 362-horsepower version and the 449-horsepower engines. These results are definitely lower when compared to that of the 911’s.

The Bottom Line

The 2021 Porsche 911 proves to be a better ride when compared to that of the SL-Class. It resonates sportiness and modernity, and radiates power for all its trims. It is also gifted with reliable and updated technologies that modern car lovers will appreciate.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche 911 Test Drive Today?

Want to prove what makes the 2021 Porsche 911 worth a purchase? You can do so by booking a test drive with us here at Porsche of Princeton. You can find us in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and we are proud to serve the needs of car lovers in the state. You can simply visit our showroom or call us in advance to book your 2021 Porsche 911 test drive.


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