Compare 2015 Porsche Macan vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2015 Porsche Macan
2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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AWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door S 17 23 N/A $49,900
AWD 4-Door Turbo 17 23 N/A $72,300
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RWD 4-Door ML350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML350 18 24 $44,445 $47,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 17 22 $46,770 $50,290
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 BlueTEC 20 28 $48,165 $51,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML550 14 19 $55,289 $59,450
4MATIC 4-Door ML63 AMG 13 17 $90,443 $97,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$44,445
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,900
$47,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$832 / month
$797 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Porsche Macan swings for the crossover fences, with Cayenne performance in a more tidy, somewhat more cost-effective package. For active families who need to tow a boat or occasionally head off-pavement–but don't need a third row–the 2014 Mercedes-Benz ML is an excellence vehicle choice.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
- 38.4
Front Leg Room (in)
- 40.3
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 58.4
Front Head Room (in)
- 40.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 58.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 114.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
65.2 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 -
Length, Overall (in)
184.3 189.1
Height, Overall (in)
63.4 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
53 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.7 38.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
17.7 38.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 13
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 24.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
H6J NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50VR19 P255/50HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
H6J NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55VR19 P255/50HR19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 660
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 660
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1653 6600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1653 6600
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1653 6600
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4112 4652
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 1450 273 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
340 @ 5500 302 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.52 0.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.69 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.92
Trans Type
7 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.42
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Porsche Macan Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4.0 5.0 (Est)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 9.2 (Est)
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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