Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs 2018 Porsche Cayenne

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2018 Porsche Cayenne
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AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe 17 22 $65,565 $70,500
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC SUV 17 23 $63,008 $67,750
GLE AMG GLE 63 4MATIC SUV 14 18 $95,372 $102,550
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 14 18 $104,030 $111,860
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC SUV 14 18 $102,021 $109,700
GLE GLE 350 4MATIC SUV 18 22 $50,871 $54,700
GLE GLE 350 SUV 18 23 $48,546 $52,200
GLE GLE 550e 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $62,031 $66,700
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AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cayenne AWD 18 24 N/A $60,600
Cayenne GTS AWD 16 23 N/A $98,600
Cayenne Platinum Edition AWD 17 23 N/A $66,700
Cayenne S AWD 17 24 N/A $77,400
Cayenne S E-Hybrid AWD N/A N/A N/A $79,900
Cayenne S Platinum Edition E-Hybrid AWD N/A N/A N/A $82,800
Cayenne Turbo AWD 14 21 N/A $118,100
Cayenne Turbo S AWD 14 21 N/A $161,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$65,565
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$70,500
$60,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1175 / month
$1010 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer. The 2018 Porsche Cayenne is a richly appointed luxury SUV that earns its Porsche badge. It's one of few cars on the road that manage to feel special in standard or top trims, despite a $100,000 price difference.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
- 39.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 58.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
192.6 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 67.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.9 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 114
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 78.7
Track Width, Front (in)
65.1 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.7 62.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23 23.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23 23.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 13.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 39
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P315/40HR21 P255/55VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Front Tire Size
P275/45HR21 P255/55VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
720 772
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7200 7716
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7200 7716
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6394 6195
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
21 X 11 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
21 X 10 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 450
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
600 450
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
384 @ 2500 295 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.6 L/220
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
385 @ 6100 300 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Trans Order Code
421 G1G
Transfer Case Model
None None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.64 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.35 4.97
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.69
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 1.86
Trans Type
9 8
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.83
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.80 4.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.24 2.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLE Porsche Cayenne
Body Code
S S
Body Style
4MATIC Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.69 3.27
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.69 3.27
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.8

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