2021 Porsche Macan vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

If you are looking for a ride that has more than just the technology features that you are craving for, you can count on the 2021 Porsche Macan to give you that. This version is notably impressive with its exceptional handling capabilities and strong engine lineup.

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, on the other hand, is also a luxury compact SUV to watch out for. Despite its user-friendly infotainment system, though, it does not really work at par with the Macan. Here is why.

Design & Style

With a cozy cockpit to match its sporty exterior, the 2021 Porsche Macan can seat up to five people comfortably. This is all thanks to the ample legroom and headroom that it holds. Cargo space is just enough to hold the family’s needs for a weekend spree. You will notice how smooth the engine is inside too. On top of that, you will appreciate its minimalist design.

Promising a luxurious interior, you will be impressed by the cargo space in the GLC as well. This is available in SUV and coupe body types with five seating capacities. Outward visibility is good for the ride and so are the headroom and legroom. The rear seats can seat two adults or three kids. Doing the math it is either four or five people depending on the built of the passenger. It comes standard with synthetic leather upholstery.

Technology & Safety

The 2021 Porsche Macan carries a reliable infotainment system that displays crisp graphics on its 10.9-inch touch screen. It responds quickly to user commands too. The center stack has some buttons that help with user inputs. This supports Apple CarPlay, navigation, 10-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hot spot, and a whole lot more. This ride keeps you safe with its rearview mirror, front and rear parking sensors and lane departure warning.

The GLC is equipped with a reliable infotainment system via its MBUX interface, a relatively new offering in the market. This has a 10.2-inch touch screen display. Buttons are touch-sensitive though which can be distracting during a ride. It has a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, Android Auto, and Apple Car Play. It takes time getting familiar with this system. It offers automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and hands-free park assist as part of its list of standard safety features.


The 2021 Porsche Macan has a base engine that packs a 248-horsepower. Another engine generates 348-horsepower. The other two versions reach 375 horsepower and 434 horsepower respectively. As for the GLC, there are various engine versions. It starts from the base four-cylinder turbo that generates 255 horsepower up to the 503 horsepower results in the GLC 63 S.

The Bottom Line

This comparison shows how the Macan defeats the GLC. It is definitely a wise buy to consider the Porsche over its Mercedes-Benz counterpart.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Macan Test Drive Today?

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


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