Compare 2015 Porsche Macan vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2015 Porsche Macan
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA 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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FWD 4-Door GLA 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door GLA 250 25 35 $29,109 $31,300
4MATIC 4-Door GLA 250 24 32 $30,969 $33,300
4MATIC 4-Door GLA 45 AMG 23 29 $44,919 $48,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$29,109
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,900
$31,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$832 / month
$522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
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. The 2015 Mercedes GLA isn't the roomiest small crossover, but it's a stylish vehicle with a double shot of urban attitude--and a dash of ruggedness--that looks fully up to Mercedes-Benz luxury standards.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.1
Front Head Room (in)
- 40
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
- 33.9
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
63.4 60
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 71
Track Width, Front (in)
65.2 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 -
Length, Overall (in)
184.3 173.9
Liftover Height (in)
- 23.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
17.7 17.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
53 43.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.7 17.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 31.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 27.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 61.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 41.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 12.6
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)
19.8 14.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 36
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55VR19 P225/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
H6J NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50VR19 P225/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
H6J NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1653 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1653 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1653 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4112 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
340 @ 5500 208 @ 5500
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 1450 258 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 2.0 L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 29
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 2.43
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.52 0.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63 1.05
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 4.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 2.67
Trans Type
7 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.78
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Porsche Macan Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4.0 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 6.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 115

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