The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class is an SUV which has been lauded due to its spectacular looks, formidable engine and numerous customization options. But is this enough to beat the 2022 Porsche Cayenne, a vehicle which has dominated the SUV market thanks to its sophisticated appearance, incredible performance and lavish cabin?
Design & Style
The Porsche Cayenne is moderately sized and prized for its superb handling. It can seat up to five passengers and its newest features for the year include the addition of Apple CarPlay wireless and Android Auto wired. It has a sloping style roofline in the exterior with elegant curves and buyers get the option of a turbocharged or dual turbocharged engine.
The Mercedes-Benz GLS offers 3 row seating and can seat a maximum of seven. It sits on twenty inch wheels and has standardized all-wheel drive. Passengers within the cabin will sit inside synthetic leather seats which can be cooled during summer and heated during winter. Buyers also get the option of paint colors such as Emerald Green along with authentic wooden trim.
Technology & Safety
The Mercedes-Benz GLS is equipped to prevent crashes before they occur. It accomplishes this through features such as evasive steering, emergency automated brakes, adapted cruise control and multiple airbags. Luxuries within its cabin include climate control which covers four zones, front seats that provide massages, and soft shut doors.
The Porsche Cayenne has all the same safety features as the Mercedes-Benz, including activated lane control, blind area monitoring, emergency automated brakes, airbags, parking sensors and adapted cruise control. Luxuries within its cabin include a camera with surround view, twelve inch touch display, climate control and panoramic sunroof. Those that spend extra can get an air suspension which has been lowered along with twenty one inch wheels, enhanced sport exhaust and torque vectoring back axle.
Those that desire maximum performance will purchase the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, which can generate 670 horsepower with the ability to accelerate from zero to sixty in about 3.6 seconds with a maximum top speed of 183 mph. Those that purchase the Mercedes-Benz GLS will get a turbo 6 engine that can generate 362 horsepower with the ability to accelerate from zero to sixty in 5.2 seconds with a maximum top speed of 129 mph.
The Bottom Line
Both SUVs are comparably equipped when it comes to safety, but the Porsche Cayenne completely outclasses the Mercedes-Benz when it comes to performance. And when you add in the fact that the Cayenne has better fuel economy in cities, this means you’ll pay less at the gas pump, which makes it the winner.
Ready to Schedule a Porsche Cayenne Test Drive Today?
If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2022 Porsche Cayenne offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at Porsche of Princeton. We are located in New Jersey and proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book a Porsche Cayenne test drive appointment.
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