Compare 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs 2021 Porsche Cayenne

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2021 Porsche Cayenne
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AMG GLE 53 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE AMG GLE 53 4MATIC Coupe 18 23 $71,910 $76,500
GLE AMG GLE 53 4MATIC SUV 18 22 $68,009 $72,350
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 15 19 $109,040 $116,000
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC SUV 15 19 $107,113 $113,950
GLE GLE 350 4MATIC SUV 19 26 $53,815 $57,250
GLE GLE 350 SUV 19 26 $51,465 $54,750
GLE GLE 450 4MATIC SUV 21 26 $58,750 $62,500
GLE GLE 580 4MATIC SUV 17 22 $74,166 $78,900
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cayenne AWD 19 23 N/A $67,500
Cayenne Coupe AWD 19 23 N/A $76,500
Cayenne E-Hybrid AWD N/A N/A N/A $81,800
Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe AWD N/A N/A N/A $87,600
Cayenne GTS AWD 15 19 N/A $107,300
Cayenne GTS Coupe AWD 15 19 N/A $110,500
Cayenne S AWD 18 22 N/A $85,100
Cayenne S Coupe AWD 18 22 N/A $89,900
Cayenne Turbo AWD 15 19 N/A $127,800
Cayenne Turbo Coupe AWD 15 19 N/A $131,900
Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid AWD N/A N/A N/A $163,200
Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe AWD N/A N/A N/A $166,200

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Invoice Price

$71,910
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$76,500
$67,500

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1275 / month
$1125 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.3
7.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a no-compromise SUV with excellent performance, a spacious interior, and tons of style. The 2021 Porsche Cayenne has sport sedan moves and prodigious power, and it can carry the family in comfort.

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Fuel Economy

City

18 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

23 mpg 23 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Standard SUV 4WD -

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in)

40.2 -

Front Hip Room (in)

60.8 -

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58.5 -

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

59.3 -

Second Head Room (in)

37.8 -

Second Hip Room (in)

60 -

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in)

7.5 NA

Length, Overall (in)

195.3 193.7

Height, Overall (in)

67.6 66.8

Track Width, Rear (in)

67.9 65.9

Wheelbase (in)

115.6 114

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

79.3 78.1

Track Width, Front (in)

66.2 66.2

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

44.8 -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

68 -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

31.7 -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

- 60.3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

- 27.1

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

- 27.1

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

15.8 13.8

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)

13.6 13

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

- 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

22.5 23.7

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

- 39.7

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P315/40HR21 P275/50VR19

Rear Tire Order Code

R02 NA

Front Tire Size

P275/45HR21 P255/55VR19

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

R02 NA

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

21 X 11 19 X 9.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Front Wheel Size (in)

21 X 10 19 X 8.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Engine

Displacement

3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

429 @ 6100 335 @ 5300

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

384 @ 1800 332 @ 1340

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Engine Oil Cooler

- None

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

20 20

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

23 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

18 19

Transmission

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.25 2.14

Trans Type

9 8

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.72 0.64

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.21 1.31

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Reverse Ratio (:1)

4.80 3.48

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.24 3.20

Trans Order Code

421 G1G

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.86 0.82

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.64 1.72

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

5.35 5.00

Trans PTO Access

- No

Transfer Case Power Take Off

- No

Transfer Case Model

- None

Summary

Vehicle Name

Mercedes-Benz GLE Porsche Cayenne

Body Style

4MATIC Sport Utility Sport Utility

Body Code

- S

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link -

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Double Wishbone -

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

- 3.48

Axle Type - Front

- Independent

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

- 3.48

Axle Type - Rear

- Independent

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.9 8.8

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- 7700

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

- 7700

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- 770

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

- 4582

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

- 6239

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