2021 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

Looking for a dynamic luxury midsize SUV? You will never go wrong with the 2021 Porsche Cayenne. This one comes with a long list of dependable technologies, and is packed with a high quality interior too. Its engine variations make it even more reliable.

Reintroducing the coupe variant, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, is also a promising luxury midsize SUV. It has a spacious interior, with roomy seats to watch out for. This ride has been designed using first-class cabin materials too.

Design & Style

If you want soft leather surfaces and high quality materials in a ride’s cabin, you will surely praise the Cayenne for having one. Seating up to five people, this vehicle is also ultra-comfortable because of its generous headroom and legroom inside. You have the option to purchase a rear middle seat too if you want to seat more people. With its leather upholstery on the front seats, passengers will truly find this ride relaxing in every sense of the word.

Just like the Cayenne, the GLE comes in SUV and coupe body style configurations. These ones are gifted with five seats with the option to avail of the third row for the SUV type. Note that while the front seats are generous in terms of space, the rear seats are not as promising. Taller adults will definitely have a problem riding one. It comes with synthetic leather upholstery as well as heated front seats.

Technology & Safety

Leading the list of technologies in the 2021 Porsche Cayenne is a 12.3-inch touch screen. This includes features for wireless Apple CarPlay, a navigation system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, 10-speaker stereo, and four USB ports. The entire setup is reliable. You will find a display of crisp graphics after it quickly responds to user inputs. If you are looking for a safe ride, this one offers a rearview camera as well as front and rear parking sensors.

The GLE carries with it the MBUX infotainment system, which, like the Cayenne’s has a 12.3 inch touch screen. It displays crisp graphics and quick responses too. The presence of redundant controls is overwhelming, though. Safety wise, you can count on driver drowsiness monitoring, blind spot monitoring, and forward collision warning, among others.


The 2021 Porsche Cayenne offers four engine choices: the V6 with a 335 horsepower of output; the twin-turbo V6 that generates 434 horsepower; the V8 engine in the GTS which makes 453 horsepower; and the other V8 which results in 541 horsepower.

As for the GLE, you will find the entry-level version quite disappointing with results that reach only up to 255 horsepower. It also sounds odd when you step on the brakes.

The Bottom Line

If you want a smooth ride in a lavish cabin with all the technologies that you are looking for, the Porsche Cayenne is the clear winner that will come to mind. You will love how it will mesmerize not just you but everyone who gets to take a glimpse of it.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Cayenne Test Drive Today?

Want to prove what makes the 2021 Porsche Cayenne 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 Cayenne test drive.


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