Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2015 Porsche Macan

2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2015 Porsche Macan
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4MATIC 4-Door ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 17 22 $46,770 $50,290
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 BlueTEC 20 28 $48,165 $51,790
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 550 14 19 $55,289 $59,450
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 13 17 $90,443 $97,250
M-Class RWD 4-Door ML 350 18 24 $44,445 $47,790
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AWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Macan AWD 4-Door S 17 23 N/A $49,900
Macan AWD 4-Door Turbo 17 23 N/A $72,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,770
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,290
$49,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$838 / month
$832 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2015 Porsche Macan swings for the crossover fences, with Cayenne performance in a more tidy, somewhat more cost-effective package.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard SUV 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.2 65
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 110.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 76.1
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 65.2
Length, Overall (in)
189.1 184.3
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.2 17.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.3 53
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
38.2 17.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 19.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P255/50VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA H6J
Front Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P235/55VR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA H6J
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 4409
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7200 4409
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7200 4409
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 441
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
720 441
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4751 4112
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 9
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 3500 339 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6500 340 @ 5500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.41
Trans Type
7 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.52
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.15
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.69
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Porsche Macan
Body Style
4MATIC Sport Utility
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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 (Est) 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4.0 (Est) 4.0
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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