Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 2017 - vs - Porsche Macan turbo 2016

General

Other Names:

Also called:

GL-Class

Also called:

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Average Price: 
74,929
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
59,806
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2016
2016
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
26.40gals
19.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#000000
Dakota Brown Metallic
#403524
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Palladium Silver Metallic
#888785
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Steel Grey Metallic
#6A7575
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#A02C32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7
Color: 
Agate Grey Metallic
#47484A
Black
#000000
Carrara White Metallic
#FFFFFF
Dark Blue Metallic
#3A475A
Impulse Red Metallic
#8C0E24
Mahogany Metallic
#4C3B33
Palladium Metallic
#4C3B33
Rhodium Silver Metallic
#E6E6E6
Sapphire Blue Metallic
#254578
White
#FFFFFF

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The GLS-Class officially makes its debut for 2017, though it's really a slightly revised version of the outgoing GL-Class. Highlights include modified exterior styling, a newly standard nine-speed automatic transmission (except on the AMG GLS 63) and a touchpad-operated infotainment system with a larger screen and available Apple CarPlay. Also, all engines except the GLS450's turbocharged V6 get a bit more horsepower this year.

Pros
Third row is large enough for adults
Spirited acceleration with any of the three gasoline engines
Impressive fuel economy with the diesel engine
Quiet cabin with high-end trimmings and features.

Cons
Diesel-powered model feels relatively slow when passing and merging
Big price jump from the six-cylinder models to the V8-powered versions.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS gets the first-class upgrade along with its name change—and a Maybach edition is waiting in the wings.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class marks a significant, mid-cycle upgrade for what was previously knew as the GL-Class. As part of a nomenclature change sweeping the entire brand, each of the German luxury maker's sport-utility vehicles has received new badging and a full or partial makeover to bring the lineup into more obvious parallels with its sedans—so this large, three-row SUV becomes the GLS, to align it with the largest S-Class sedan. Hence the S in its new name.

Pros
Spacious, flexible interior
Rugged-lux, with some added panache
Great set of safety, infotainment features

Cons
Not an entirely new vehicle
Some switchgear looks dated
Cumbersome COMAND interface

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class ranks 1 out of 8 Luxury Large SUVs. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS hits most of the right notes for a large SUV. It boasts a supple ride, three powerful engine choices, three rows of roomy seats, and the same level of luxury that has come to be synonymous with the brand. However, the GLS has fewer standard features than many rivals do, and its available V8 engines are less fuel-efficient than those offered by many competitors.

Pros
Powerful engine lineup
Smooth ride
Three rows of spacious seats

Cons
Fewer features than some rivals
V8 engines get subpar fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Diesel
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
23.00mpg
Engine type: 
Diesel
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
v
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.60L
Torque: 
455ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
406ft-lbs
at 1 350rpm
Horsepower: 
255hp
at 3 600rpm
400hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.70Feet
39.20Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
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, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Manual rear seat easy entry

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
201.60in
185.00in
Width: 
84.30in
76.10in
Height: 
72.80in
63.40in
Ground Clearance: 
8.50in
7.80in
Front Track: 
65.20in
Rear Track: 
65.00in
Wheel Base: 
121.10in
110.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.20
Rear Head Room: 
40.00
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
38.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
93.80cu.ft
53.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7500lbs
5291lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
26.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
4244.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Remote keyless power door locks
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Leatherette
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
14 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Leather
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding with storage center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Multi-link rear suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Sun sensor
Turn signal in mirrors
Heated steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
Memory card slot
USB connection
Radio data system
545 watts stereo output
Bose premium brand speakers
14 total speakers
1 subwoofer

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Privacy glass
Power glass sunroof
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 8.5
19 x 9.0
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Tire repair kit
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc 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
yes
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: 
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
PARKTRONIC w/Active Parking Assist
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Brake drying
Pre-collision safety system
Emergency braking assist
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Side Air Bags (SPC)
Emergency Service*
Vehicle Alarm notification*
Adaptive headlights
High pressure washers headlamps
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Tire pressure monitoring
Self-leveling headlights
Adaptive headlights
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) in conjunction w/Lane Change Assist (LCA)
Lane Change Assist (LCA)
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Porsche Active Safe (PAS)

Options

Packages: 
Premium Pacakge Plus
Comfort Lighting Package in conjunction w/Memory Package
Sport Chrono Package
Exterior Options: 
19" Macan Design Wheels
ParkAssist (Front and Rear)
Thermal and Noise Insulating Privacy Glass
Stainless Steel Skid Plate (Front)
Porsche Entry and Drive
20" RS Spyder Design Wheels
ParkAssist (Front and Rear)
Automatically Dimming Mirrors
Carbon Fiber Side Blades
Delete Model Designation
21" 911 Turbo Design Wheels
20" Summer Tires
Wheel Center Caps w/Full-Color Porsche Crest
19" Summer Tires
Fuel Cap in Aluminum Look
Interior Options: 
Heated Multifunction Sport Steering Wheel in Carbon Fiber
14-Way Power Seats w/Memory Package
Gear Selector in Aluminum
Dark Walnut Interior Package
Carbon Fiber Interior Package
Heated Multifunction Sport Steering Wheel in Dark Walnut
Porsche Crest on Headrests (Front and Rear)
Leather Key Pouch
Burmester High-End Surround Sound System
Telephone Module w/Cordless Handset
Telephone Module
Voice Control
Electronic Logbook
3-Zone Climate Control
Electronic Logbook
Sunblind for Rear Side Windows
Seat Ventilation (Front)
Cargo Management System
Fire Extinguisher
6-Disc CD/DVD Changer
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
Seat Belts in Agate Grey

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#131313
Black, leatherette
#131313
Crystal Grey/Black, leather
#A3A1A0
Espresso Brown, leatherette
#483F3D
Ginger Beige/Black, leather
#9E8B7C
Ginger Beige/Black, leatherette
#B6A598
Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown, leather
#BBA899
Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown, leatherette
#9E8B7C
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#936555
designo Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#534A48
designo Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#C4BDB9
Color: 
Agate Grey, leather
#594F44
Agate Grey, leather/sueded microfiber
#62584D
Agate Grey/Pebble Grey, premium leather
#BEBEBD
Black, leather/sueded microfiber
#070707
Black/Garnet Red, leather
#953E3E
Black/Garnet Red, leather
#000000
Black/Garnet Red, premium leather
#612C2C
Espresso, premium leather
#382925
Luxor Beige, leather
#A08560
Luxor Beige, leather/sueded microfiber
#8E734E
Saddle Brown, leather
#595048
Saddle Brown/Luxor Beige, premium leather
#433A32