When we compare the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE's and the 2021 Porsche Cayenne's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency and overall quality score. The 2021 Porsche Cayenne has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE's and the 2021 Porsche Cayenne's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2021 Porsche Cayenne Pricing
A used 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE ranges from $45,880 to $90,738 while a used 2021 Porsche Cayenne is priced between $58,356 to $111,503.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2021 Porsche Cayenne Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE loses 46.4 percent of its value and the 2021 Porsche Cayenne loses 45 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Porsche Cayenne retains 1.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2021 Porsche Cayenne Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Mercedes-Benz GLE is 8.4 out of 10 while the Porsche Cayenne's quality rating is 8.2 out of 10. This results in the Mercedes-Benz GLE being ranked 4 out of 20 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs and the Porsche Cayenne being ranked 7 out of 20. Out of 60 Best Luxury 5-seater SUVs, the Mercedes-Benz GLE is ranked 7 and the Porsche Cayenne is ranked 12. The Mercedes-Benz GLE is also ranked 9 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs while the Porsche Cayenne is ranked 15 out of 67.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2021 Porsche Cayenne Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Mercedes-Benz GLE is 7.2 out of 10. For the Porsche Cayenne the reliability rating is 8.1 out of 10. This gives the Porsche Cayenne a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Mercedes-Benz GLE.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE’s base engine makes 255 horsepower, and the 2021 Porsche Cayenne base engine makes 335 horsepower. The GLE is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 585 miles. The Cayenne is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 545 miles. This gives the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2021 Porsche Cayenne. Both models use premium unleaded.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.