Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class AMG GLC 43 2018 - vs - Porsche Panamera 4S 2018

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Average Price: 
56,250
Updated: 
02 Aug 2018
103,000
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.40gals
23.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Dakota Brown Metallic
#52331B
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#A5A5A5
Lunar Blue Metallic
#1E3459
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Selenite Grey Metallic
#525659
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#951316
designo Dakota Brown Magno (matte)
#52331B
designo Diamond White Metallic
#E9E9E9

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class captivates crossover types with its lush cabin and its plush ride; there’s AMG power on tap if you must.

Pros
Cabinet-grade interior (agency or furniture)
Choose your body
Choose your engine
Burmester audio thrills
Doesn’t cut short on technology

Cons
Expensive safety options
It’s not a Coupe, it’s just less useful
Numb steering (GLC 300)
Rivals have diesel, plug-ins

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Two new models join the GLC-Class lineup: the GLC 350e plug-in hybrid and the performance-oriented AMG GLC 63. Heated wipers are now standard, while Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can now be added with the Smartphone Integration package. Mercedes has also renamed some packages to better convey the features added.

PROS
Balance of comfort and performance makes it an appealing daily driver
Elegant design inside and out gives it a true luxury appearance
Plenty of room for adult-size passengers in back
Solid fuel economy from the standard four-cylinder engine

CONS
Feature for feature, it is pricier than many competitors
Technology interface isn't always easy to use

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class ranked #3 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has a score of 8.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 30 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Outstanding interior
Plenty of standard tech features
Quiet, smooth ride

Cons
Some rivals are more athletic
Below-average cargo space in coupe models

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Porsche Panamera is a worthy four-seater for the vaunted Porsche badge.

Pros
Enviable composure
Wide range of engines
Beautiful inside
Surprisingly utilitarian
New Sport Turismo stands out

Cons
Phenomenally expensive
Not a total knockout outside
Perhaps too many choices?
Not comfortable for five

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Porsche Panamera ranked #2 in Super Luxury Cars. Currently the Porsche Panamera has a score of 8.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 11 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines and good fuel economy
Agile handling and smooth ride
Stylish interior
Spacious seats

Cons
Minimal gain in cargo space with Sport Turismo body style

By: 
usnews.com

Pros
Excellent handling and performance
Now available as a wagon

Cons
Hybrid models have less cargo space
Sport Turismo variant has a cramped rear middle seat

By: 
motortrend.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
2.90L
Torque: 
384ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
405ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
Horsepower: 
362hp
at 5 500rpm
440hp
at 5 650rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
39.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.50in
198.80in
Width: 
76.00in
76.30in
Height: 
64.10in
56.00in
Ground Clearance: 
8.90in
Front Track: 
63.80in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
113.10in
116.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.80
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.80in
Rear leg room: 
37.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.60cu.ft
17.60cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4145.00lbs
4123.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
10 -way power driver seat
10-Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette/Sueded Microfiber
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette/Sueded Microfiber
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
2 subwoofer(s)
USB connection
Memory card slot
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
10 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
150 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 9.5-In
19 X 10.5
Wheels more: 
Run flat tires
Performance Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Pre-collision safety system
Post-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Airbag Deployment Notification
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Brake Drying
Emergency Braking Preparation
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Integrated Headrests
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Premium Driver Assistance Package
Advanced Parking Assist Package
Designo Black Leather Package
Designo Platinum White Leather Package
Exterior Carbon Fiber Package
Advanced Lighting Package
AMG Night Package
Multimedia Package
Assistance Package
Premium Package
Sport Package
Sport Chrono Package
Premium Package Plus
Exterior Options: 
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards w/Rubber Studs
Panorama Roof
Trailer Hitch (Class II)
Rear Spoiler
LED Headlamps and Taillamps
20" AMG Multispoke (Black)
Wheel Locks
Illuminated Grille Star
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
AMG Performance Exhaust System
21" AMG Split 5-Spoke
21" AMG Split 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
LED Logo Projectors
Carbon Fiber-Look Mirror Housing Covers
Telescopic Cargo Rods
21" SportDesign Wheels Painted In Jet Black Metallic
19" Panamera Wheels
Exterior Mirrors Painted In High Gloss Black
ParkAssist (Front And Rear) W/Surround View
21" Exclusive Design Wheels In Satin Platinum
Thermal And Noise Insulating Privacy Glass
Tinted LED Taillights
Air Outlet Grilles Painted
20" Panamera Turbo Wheels
Door-Sill Guards In Carbon Fiber
Door Handles In High Gloss Black
21" SportDesign Wheels Painted In Exterior Color
Model Designation Painted
Sport Tailpipes In Black
21" 911 Turbo Design Wheels
All-Season Tires For 20" Wheels
Window Trim In High Gloss Black
Illuminated Door-Sill Guards In Carbon Fiber
21" Exclusive Design Wheels In High Gloss Black
21" Exclusive Design Wheels In Exterior Color
21" SportDesign Wheels Painted In High Gloss Black
All-Season Tires For 21" Wheels
Deletion Of Model Designation
Deletion Of Model Designation And "Executive" Designation On D-Pillar
21" Sport Design Wheels
Sport Tailpipes In Silver
20" Panamera Design Wheels
SportDesign Package Painted In High Gloss Black
21" Exclusive Design Wheels In Silver Platinum
Sport Exhaust System W/Tailpipes In Black
LED-Headlights W/Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
Soft Close Doors
Sport Exhaust System W/Tailpipes In Silver
LED-Matrix Headlights W/Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+)
21" SportDesign Wheels
Wheel Center Caps W/Colored Porsche Crest
SportDesign Side Skirts
Rear Wiper
Exterior Mirrors Painted
SportDesign Package
Interior Options: 
Burmester Surround Sound System
Heated Rear Seats
Air Balance
Heated Steering Wheel
Rear Side Window Sunshades
Head-Up Display
Garmin Map Pilot
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
Replace Red Seatbelts With Black
Porcelain Fabric Headliner
Black Fabric Headliner
Ski And Snowboard Bag
Cargo Protection And Sill Guard
Smartphone Integration
Dark Walnut Interior Package
Burmester 3D High-End Surround Sound System
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel In Carbon Fiber
Anthracite Birch Interior Package
Sweetgum Interior Package
Seat Heating (Front And Rear)
Illuminated Personalized Door-Sill Guards In Carbon Fiber
Interior Package Painted
Ambient Lighting
Preparation For Rear Seat Entertainment (PRSE) W/Connect/Connect Plus
Power Seats (14-Way) W/Memory Package
6-Disc CD/DVD Changer
Interior Package Painted In Deviated Exterior Color
Smoking Package
Paldao Interior Package
USB Interface (Rear)
Carbon Interior Package
Night Vision Assist
Interior Package W/Deviated Stitching And Seat Center In Deviated Leather
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel In Anthracite Birch
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel In Sweetgum
Porsche Crest On Headrests (Front And Rear)
Ski Bag
Power Seats (8-Way, Rear) W/Memory Package And Adaptive Sport Seats (18-Way)
Bose Surround Sound System
Center Console Armrest W/Porsche Crest
Fire Extinguisher
Power Sunblind For Rear Compartment
Steering Column Casing And Instrument Cluster Surround In Leather
Comfort Access
Illuminated Door-Sill Guards In Brushed Aluminum
Leather Interior Package
Porsche InnoDrive W/Adaptive Cruise Control
Vehicle Key Painted W/Key Pouch In Leather
Steering Wheel Heating
Sport Chrono Clock Dial In White
Center Console Armrest W/Model Logo
Power Seats (8-Way, Rear) W/Memory Package
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel In Paldao
Central Tachometer In Luxor Beige
Roof Lining In Alcantara
Seat Belts In Bordeaux Red
Sport Chrono Clock Dial In Luxor Beige
Central Tachometer In Bordeaux Red
Brushed Aluminum Interior Package
Power Sunblind For Rear Side Windows
Fixed Luggage Compartment Cover In Leather
Power Sunblind For Rear Compartment W/Power Sunblind For Rear Side Windows
Heated Multifunction Sport Steering Wheel In Dark Walnut
Ionizer
Central Tachometer In White
Personalized Carbon Fiber Floor Mats W/Leather Edging
Massage Seat Function (Front And Rear) W/Seat Ventilation (Front And Rear)
Seat Consoles In Leather (Front And Rear)
Four-Zone Climate Control
Adaptive Power Seats (18-Way) W/Memory Package
Seat Belts In Chalk
Rear Seat Entertainment (PRSE) W/Connect/Connect Plus
Storage Package
Interior Package In Deviated Leather
Massage Seat Function (Front) W/Seat Ventilation (Front And Rear)
Massage Seat Function (Front)
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) W/Speed Limit Indicator
Illuminated Personalized Door-Sill Guards In Brushed Aluminum
Seat Centers In Deviated Leather
Ambient Lighting W/Interior Lighting Package For Rear Compartment
Seat Consoles In Leather (Front)
Retractable Luggage Compartment Cover
Massage Seat Function (Front) W/Seat Ventilation (Front)
Seat Ventilation (Front And Rear)
Interior Package W/Deviated Stitching
Seat Ventilation (Front)
Sport Chrono Clock Dial In Bordeaux Red

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#131313
Black, leatherette
#1A1A1A
Espresso Brown/Black, leather
#49433E
Espresso Brown/Black, leatherette
#58524D
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#8D6658
Silk Beige/Black, leatherette
#BDB0A7
Silk Beige/Espresso Brown, leather
#BDB0A7
designo Black/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#1D1D1D
designo Platinum White/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#A4A6A8