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Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. Porsche Macan

When comparing the Mercedes-Benz GLE to the Porsche Macan, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 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 and overall quality score. The Porsche Macan has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Mercedes-Benz GLE versus the Porsche Macan, the Mercedes-Benz GLE is a better car than the Porsche Macan.

Mercedes-Benz GLE versus Porsche Macan Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Mercedes-Benz GLE ranges from $38,975 to $83,911 while a used Porsche Macan from the same model year range is priced between $44,392 to $64,961. For a new model, the Mercedes-Benz GLE's price is between $62,617 and $112,494, with the Porsche Macan priced between $63,811 and $97,108.

Mercedes-Benz GLE versus Porsche Macan Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Mercedes-Benz GLE is 8.0 out of 10 while the Porsche Macan's quality rating is 7.5 out of 10. This results in the Mercedes-Benz GLE being ranked 17 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs and the Porsche Macan being ranked 28 out of 67.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Mercedes-Benz GLE’s base engine makes 255 horsepower, and the Porsche Macan base engine makes 261 horsepower. The GLE is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 563 miles. The Macan is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 428 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Mercedes-Benz GLE has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity, while the Porsche Macan has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Mercedes-Benz GLE has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Mercedes-Benz GLE has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2023 Porsche Macan

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$62,617 - $112,494

Used Asking Price:

$38,975 - $83,911

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.4%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$63,811 - $97,108

Used Asking Price:

$44,392 - $64,961

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

37%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

5.8 / 10

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.5 / 10

Reliability:

6.1 / 10

Retained Value:

8.9 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 21
16 / 21
17 / 67
31 / 67

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 29
12 / 29
28 / 67
29 / 67

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

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

GLE 350, GLE 350 4MATIC, GLE 450 4MATIC, AMG GLE 53, GLE 580 4MATIC, AMG GLE 63 S

Trim Levels

GTS, S, Base, T

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):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

273 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

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

0.055 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

261 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

295 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

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

0.063 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

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

20 / 25 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

450 / 563 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

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

19 / 25 / 21

Range (city/hwy):

325 / 428 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

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:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

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:

Available

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:

N/A

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

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:

40.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.3 inches

Cargo Space:

33.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

74.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

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:

17.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

53 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4608 lbs

Width:

84.9 inches

Height:

70.7 inches

Length:

194.3 inches

Wheelbase:

117.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4151 lbs

Width:

82.6 inches

Height:

63.8 inches

Length:

186.1 inches

Wheelbase:

110.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.9 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

255/50R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/55R19