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Mercedes-Benz CLS vs. Porsche Panamera

In comparing the Mercedes-Benz CLS to the Porsche Panamera, the Mercedes-Benz CLS has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, overall quality score and base engine power. The Porsche Panamera has the advantage in the area of interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Mercedes-Benz CLS versus the Porsche Panamera, the Mercedes-Benz CLS is a better car than the Porsche Panamera.

Mercedes-Benz CLS versus Porsche Panamera Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Mercedes-Benz CLS ranges from $48,950 to $72,896 while a used Porsche Panamera from the same model year range is priced between $68,000 to $129,583. For a new model, the Mercedes-Benz CLS's price is between $79,193 and $99,800, with the Porsche Panamera priced between $106,538 and $159,024.

Mercedes-Benz CLS versus Porsche Panamera Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Mercedes-Benz CLS is 8.0 out of 10 while the Porsche Panamera's quality rating is 7.9 out of 10. This results in the Mercedes-Benz CLS being ranked 3 out of 8 Best Luxury Large Cars for the Money and the Porsche Panamera being ranked 4 out of 8. Out of 25 Best Luxury Large Cars, the Mercedes-Benz CLS is ranked 25 and the Porsche Panamera is ranked 6.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Mercedes-Benz CLS’s base engine makes 362 horsepower, and the Porsche Panamera base engine makes 325 horsepower. The CLS is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 633 miles. The Panamera is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 569 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are large cars, the Porsche Panamera has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more trunk space.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS

2023 Porsche Panamera

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$79,193 - $99,800

Used Asking Price:

$48,950 - $72,896

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

53.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$106,538 - $159,024

Used Asking Price:

$68,000 - $129,583

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

47.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

8.4 / 10

Retained Value:

7.5 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.9 / 10

Reliability:

7.4 / 10

Retained Value:

8.4 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

5 / 25
5 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

6 / 25
9 / 25

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Trim Levels

CLS 450 4MATIC

Trim Levels

4S, Turbo S, GTS, Base, Platinum Edition, 4, 4 Platinum Edition, 4S Executive, Turbo S Executive, 4 Executive

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

362 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

369 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.085 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

325 hp @ 5400 rpm

Torque:

331 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.077 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 30 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

464 / 633 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.9 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

18 / 24 / 20

Range (city/hwy):

427 / 569 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

36.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

35.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Cargo Space:

11.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

93.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

Not yet available

Front Leg Room:

Not yet available

Front Shoulder Room:

Not yet available

Rear Head Room:

Not yet available

Rear Leg Room:

Not yet available

Rear Shoulder Room:

Not yet available

Cargo Space:

17.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

115.6 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4255 lbs

Width:

81.5 inches

Height:

56.3 inches

Length:

196.4 inches

Wheelbase:

115.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

3.7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4222 lbs

Width:

85.3 inches

Height:

56 inches

Length:

198.8 inches

Wheelbase:

116.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

245/40R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 9.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

265/45R19