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Model
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2019. -
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2017. -
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4

Marketing

Dimensons & Outlines

4924 mm
1947 mm
1797 mm
690 liters
2055 liters
85 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4918 mm
1983 mm
1696 mm
770 liters
1710 liters
75 liters
2019 Mercedes Benz GLE
2017 Porsche Cayenne

Engine

Mercedes Benz
4.0 M176 DE40 AL
Petrol
8 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Bi-Turbo
3982 cc
489 hp
700 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Volkswagen / Porsche
4.0 TFSI EA825 550
Petrol
8 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Bi-Turbo
3996 cc
550 hp
770 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 9 gears
2270 kg
4.9 s
250 km/h
12.0 l/100km
8.1 l/100km
9.5 l/100km
217 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 8 gears
2175 kg
4.1 s
286 km/h
16.2 l/100km
9.3 l/100km
11.9 l/100km
267 g/km

Expenses

69900 EUR
Price from
74900 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the suv segment and utilize the same 5-door suv body style and the 4 x 4 wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Mercedes Benz-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 8-cylinder, 32-valves 489hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 8-cylinder, 32-valves 550hp engine designed by Volkswagen.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, GLE offers a marginal difference of 4% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Mercedes Benz does have a slight advantage, at least on all of the models level. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Mercedes Benz with an average rating of 4.4, and models under the Porsche badge with 3.7 out of 5. Unfortunatelly, I don't have enough insight that would allow me to comment in more details on the specific models level. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as GLE rank it on average as 3.0 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Porsche is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.8 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 286 kilometers per hour, 36km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy an obvious choice would be GLE, averaging around 9.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (30 mpg), in combined cycle. That's 25% difference compared to Cayenne!


Verdict

Mercedes Benz appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, GLE offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Porsche offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Mercedes Benz. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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