Comparison - Porsche Macan GTS 2021 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class GLS 550 4MATIC 2019

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Also called:

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Average Price: 
$
72,100
Updated: 
19 Feb 2020
$
95,750
Updated: 
10 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2019
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.80gals
26.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Chalk
#C7C7BF
Carmine Red
#990033
Miami Blue
#007880
Mahogany Metallic
#330000
Black
#000000
Volcano Gray Metalllic
#252625
Jet Black Metallic
#000000
White
#EFEFEF
Mamba Green Metallic
#408848
Carrara White Metallic
#EFF5F9
Dolomite Silver Metallic
#C3CDD3
Night Blue Metallic
#1D2738
Sapphire Blue Metallic
#000000
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Selenite Grey Metallic
#74849F
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#A02C32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Porsche Macan is unranked in Luxury Compact SUVs due to missing safety data. Currently, the Porsche Macan's overall score is not available, though its Critics' Rating, Performance score, and Interior score are based on our evaluation of 42 pieces of research and data.

Pros
Exceptional handling and ride
Muscular engine lineup
Quality cabin materials
Intuitive touch screen

Cons
High base price for the class
Snug rear seats and undersized cargo area

By: 
usnews.com

For 2021, Wireless Apple CarPlay is now standard.

Pros
Quick acceleration regardless of engine choice
Most athletic and engaging SUV in the class
Surprisingly comfortable and composed ride
Easy to customize thanks to a long list of options

Cons
Less rear legroom and cargo capacity than many competitors
Options and packages boost the price quickly
Four-cylinder engine is much thirstier than those in rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

A natural athlete, the Porsche Macan is the standard-bearer for sporty small SUVs and it’s priced to match

Pros
Great handling
Fantastic ride
Powerful V-6 engines
Quality feel inside and out
Tons of options

Cons
Expensive with options
Cramped rear quarters
Button overload inside
Base engine doesn’t match expectations
Light on standard safety gear

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic.Limited GLS Grand Edition includes upgraded leather, wood trim, adaptive LED headlights, unique wheels.Part of the second GLS-Class generation introduced for 2013 (then called the GL-Class).

PROS
Spacious third-row seat can accommodate adults
Ample acceleration with any powertrain choice
Quiet cabin with luxurious trim
Available off-road package gives it true capability in the dirt

CONS
Many desirable features don't come standard
Large price jump from GLS 450 to GLS 550

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class wears its old-school heart on its sleeve, proudly.

Pros
Plenty of cargo- and people-space
Flexible seating
Luxury SUV-levels of swank
Latest safety equipment – much of which is standard
Surprisingly entertaining AMG model

Cons
No diesel option
COMAND system is due for replacement
Middling gas-engine fuel economy

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class ranked #2 in Luxury Large SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 36 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Ample engine power
Confident handling and comfortable ride
Upscale cabin quality
Three rows of spacious seats

Cons
Rivals have more standard features

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined - 19
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
22.00mpg
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
32
Cylinders: 
6
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.90L
4.70L
Torque: 
383ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
516ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
Horsepower: 
375hp
at 5 200rpm
449hp
at 5 250rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.30Feet
40.70Feet

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: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
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
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.50in
202.00in
Width: 
76.20in
78.00in
Height: 
63.30in
72.80in
Ground Clearance: 
7.40in
8.50in
Front Track: 
64.90in
Rear Track: 
65.20in
Wheel Base: 
110.60in
121.10in

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: 
52.90cu.ft
93.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4409lbs
7500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.60cu.ft
16.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
33.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4370.00lbs
5578.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Leather/Alcantara
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
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
Leather
10-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Massaging
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Fully independent double wishbone suspension
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Self-tracking trapezoidal-link suspension
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: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn signal in mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
150 Watts Stereo Output
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
Memory card slot
1 Subwoofer(S)
14 Total Speakers
830 Watts Stereo Output
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Privacy glass
Power glass sunroof
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 10.0 In.
21 X 10-In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21

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
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: 
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
LED Headlamp
Adaptive Headlights
4-Wheel ABS
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 Preparation
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Side Air Bags (SPC)
Emergency Service*
Vehicle Alarm notification*
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Self-Leveling Headlights

Options

Packages: 
Interior Package W/Deviated Stitching And Deviated Seat Centers
Deviated Stitching Interior Package
Sport Chrono Package
Premium Package Plus
Driver Assistance Package
Grand Edition Package
Off-Road Package
Night Package
Exterior Options: 
LED-Matrix Design Headlights In Black W/Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+)
Thermally & Noise Insulated Glass
21" 911 Turbo Design Wheels
21" Sport Classic Wheels In Satin Platinum
20" Macan Turbo Wheels In Exterior Color
20" Macan Turbo Wheels In Jet Black Metallic
20" Macan Turbo Wheels In High Gloss Black
21" Sport Classic Wheels In High Gloss Black
21" RS Spyder Design Wheels
20" Macan Turbo Wheels In Satin Platinum
21" Sport Classic Wheels
21" Sport Classic Wheels In Exterior Color
Panoramic Roof System
"PORSCHE" Logo In Satin Black And Model Designation Painted
Model Designation On Doors In Silver
"PORSCHE" Logo In Black And Deletion Of Model Designation
Summer Tires For 20" Alloy Wheels
Trailer Hitch W/O Tow Ball
Side Blades In Brilliant Silver
Side Blades In Carbon Fiber
Side Blades In Exterior Color
Model Designation On Doors In Red
Model Designation On Doors In Aurum
Under Door Puddle Light Projectors
SportDesign Exterior Mirrors In High Gloss Black
SportDesign Side Mirrors
Door Handles In High Gloss Black
Roof Rails In High Gloss Black
"PORSCHE" Logo In Satin Black And Model Designation In High Gloss Black
SportDesign Package In High Gloss Black
Fuel Cap In Aluminum Look Finish
Auto-Dimming Mirrors
Porsche Entry & Drive
MAGIC VISION CONTROL
Soft-Close Doors
Panorama Sunroof
Interior Options: 
18-Way Adaptive Sport Seats W/Memory Package
Instrument Dials In Garnet Red
Deviated Leather Seat Centers
Sport Chrono Stopwatch Or Compass Dial In Garnet Red
Ionizer
Fire Extinguisher
Interior Trim Painted In Exterior Color
Smoking Package
Heated Windshield
Interior Trim In High Gloss Black
14-Way Power Seats W/Memory Package
Personalized Door-Sill Guards In Black Brushed Aluminum, Illuminated
Extended Dashboard Trim In Leather
Seat Console In Leather
Sun Visors In Leather
Interior Trim In Deviated Leather
Steering Column Casing In Leather
Reversible Loadspace Mat W/Deviated Leather Edging And Sill Protection
Floor Mats W/Leather Edging
Deviated Floor Mats W/Leather Edging
Air Vent Slats In Leather
Seat Belts In Garnet Red
Seat Heating (Front And Rear)
Instrument Dials In Mojave Beige
Seat Ventilation (Front)
Seat Belts In Agate Grey
Seat Belts In Mojave Beige
Seat Belts In Pebble Grey
Seat Belts In Espresso
Vehicle Key Painted W/Key Pouch In Leather
Interior Trim In Carbon Fiber
Instrument Dials In White
Personalized Carbon Fiber Floor Mats W/Leather Edging
Interior Trim In Brushed Aluminum
Door-Sill Guards In Black Brushed Aluminum, Illuminated
Porsche Crest On Headrests (Front And Rear)
Owner's Manual Wallet In Leather
Illuminated Door-Sill Guards In Carbon Fiber
Owner's Manual Wallet In Carbon Fiber
Heated Multifunction GT Sport Steering Wheel In Alcantara
Sport Chrono Stopwatch Or Compass Dial In White
Roof Lining In Alcantara
Sport Chrono Stopwatch Or Compass Dial In Mojave Beige
Center Console Armrest W/Porsche Crest
Gear Selector In Aluminum
Compass Display On Dashboard W/Porsche Off-Road Precision App
Center Console Armrest W/Model Logo
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel In Dark Walnut
Interior Trim In Anthracite Chestnut W/Aluminum Inlay
Interior Trim In Dark Walnut
Illuminated Personalized Door-Sill Guards In Carbon Fiber
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel In Carbon Fiber
Bose Surround Sound System
Steering Wheel Heating
Burmester High-End Surround Sound System
Smartphone Compartment
Cargo Management System
Sunblind For Rear Side Windows
Air Vent Slats Painted
Heated Multifunction GT Sport Steering Wheel
Seat Belts In Chalk
Central Tachometer In Carmine Red
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel In Anthracite Chestnut
Heated 2nd-Row Seats
Ventilated Front Seats
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
2nd Row Side-Window Sunshades
Heated Steering Wheel
Rear Seat Entertainment Pre-Wiring
Rear Seat Entertainment
Heated & Cooled Front Cup Holders
Multicontour Front Seats W/Massage Feature
Power EASY-ENTRY Feature For 2nd-Row Seats
Cabin Air Purification System

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black w/Chalk Stitching, leather
#000000
Black w/Carmine Red Stitching, leather
#000000
Black w/Chalk Stitching, leather/sueded microfiber
#000000
Black, leather/sueded microfiber
#000000
Black w/Carmine Red, leather/sueded microfiber
#000000
Black, leather
#000000
Black/Garnet Red, leather
#993333
Agate Grey, leather
#333333
Black/Mojave Beige, leather
#C3A886
Agate Grey/Pebble Grey, leather
#333333
Espresso, premium leather
#FFFFFF
Color: 
Black, leather
#131313
designo Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#E7DEDA
Crystal Grey/Black, leather
#A3A1A0
Espresso Brown, leatherette
#483F3D
Ginger Beige/Black, leather
#9E8B7C
Ginger Beige/Black, leatherette
#B6A598
Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown, leatherette
#9E8B7C
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#936555
designo Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#534A48
designo Porcelain/Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#E7DEDA