Comparison - Porsche Macan turbo 2015 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 2016

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Average Price: 
54,171
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
43,440
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Year: 
2015
2016
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
20.00gals
17.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Agate Grey Metallic
#93929A
Aurum Metallic
#5C3321
Black
#000000
Dark Blue Metallic
#1F2B42
Jet Black Metallic
#171717
Mahogany Metallic
#564D4E
Palladium Metallic
#9C8B83
Rhodium Silver Metallic
#697076
White
#C9C9C9
Color: 
Black
#000000
Cardinal Red Metallic
#951316
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 Diamond White Metallic
#E9E9E9
designo Magno Dakota Brown Metallic
#52331B

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2015 Porsche Macan is an all-new compact luxury crossover SUV.
Just like the Cayenne before it, the 2015 Porsche Macan should be a hit with luxury crossover shoppers, as it offers similar performance in a smaller, sportier package.

Given the great success Porsche has had with its midsize Cayenne crossover SUV, it was just a matter of time before the company expanded the family with a compact crossover offering. But just because it's smaller and less expensive doesn't mean the 2015 Porsche Macan is any less worthy of that iconic crest-shaped hood emblem. Make no mistake, the new Macan comes packed with the speed, handling and engaging driving character one would rightfully expect from the maker of the 911 and Cayenne.

Although it shares some components with the 2015 Audi Q5, the 2015 Porsche Macan (pronounced "Ma-cahn") has its own engines, suspension design and, of course, styling. Furthermore, Porsche has engineered it to drive more like a rear-wheel-drive performance car than most premium-brand crossovers. The Macan's standard all-wheel-drive system normally directs most of the engine's power to the rear wheels, and that power is only redirected to the front wheels when needed to maintain traction.

Pros
Spirited performance even in base trim
Athletic and engaging to drive
Comfortable and quiet ride
Highly customizable.
cons

Cons
Expensive for its class
Less rear seat/cargo space than some rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

Without doubt, the Porsche Macan is the most complete high-performance SUV on the planet right now

To hail the Porsche Macan Turbo as the new class leader in the mid-size luxury SUV segment simply isn’t enough - this is a serious example of all-wheel-drive mastery from Stuttgart that properly smashes the ball out of the park.

Not only does it offer the most driver-focussed dynamics ever delivered in an SUV, it does so without compromising any of the key features of today’s most popular family haulers.

Visually, you’ll be hard pressed picking the range-topping Turbo from its less-expensive Porsche Macan siblings, at least beyond the badging - subtlety is the name of game here.

That’s not to say that the Macan, even the even the entry-level Macan S, isn’t a superb looker. In my opinion, it’s got the most contemporary and most complete styling of any luxury SUV on the market today, including the popular Range Rover Evoque.

Pros
Great styling
Superb all-round performance and handling
Silk smooth and fast shifting dual-clutch transmission
Brilliant ride
Beautifully built and engineered

Cons
The exhaust note doesn't live up to the Macan Turbo's ballistic performance
Can be thirsty when you're pushing hard

By: 
caradvice.com.au

If having the ultimate is what matters, then the Porsche Macan Turbo is the model for you. It combining the image, comfort and practicality of a high-riding SUV with driving dynamics most sports cars would kill for, plus there's a high-quality finish, plenty of pace and on-road prowess. But, it's worth considering whether you really need it. The standard Macan S with the Sport Chrono pack and the PASM active suspension fitted will feel almost identical from behind the wheel, but you're also saving a lot of cash in the process, and you'll still end up with the best-handling compact SUV on the road.

The first thing that strikes you about the Macan’s styling is its low nose. For an SUV this is unusual, and although the edge of the bonnet still stands quite tall, the sleek shape and clever visual tricks – such as the dark insert at the bottom of the bumper – mean Porsche’s mid-size SUV cuts a sharp figure.

Step things up and select Sport or Sport Plus modes and the Macan’s chassis tenses up. The car feels more alert and changes direction quicker, and this extra response doesn’t hurt ride quality too much. Porsche’s Torque Vectoring system gives crisp turn-in to corners, and when you push the accelerator hard on the way out of a bend you can feel the four-wheel-drive system shuffling power to the back wheels to deliver that rear-biased sports car feel.

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

When you buy a two-tonne SUV, conventional wisdom says you sacrifice performance, handling and any semblance of sportiness in favour of more prosaic virtues such as interior space, versatility, comfort, all-road capability and, of course, the requisite presence to cut off other drivers in traffic.

In theory it is impossible to make a big, heavy SUV drive like a sports car, precisely because big and heavy are powerful handbrakes on the basic physics of agile, responsive dynamics. Until now, that has been a universal truth.

Today, however, we present a breakthrough that should lead to a re-examination of the laws of motion. It's the Porsche Macan Turbo, a two-tonne SUV that goes, steers and stops like a pure-bred performance machine.

Pros
Great engine note
Fantastic drive experience
Sharp handeling

Cons
Restricted head and leg room
Expensive options

By: 
carsguide.com.au

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
23.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
v
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
2.00L
Torque: 
406ft-lbs
at 1 350rpm
273ft-lbs
at 1 300rpm
Horsepower: 
400hp
at 6 000rpm
241hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.00Feet
38.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
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: 
Retained accessory power
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Interior Cargo Shade
Universal Garage Door Opener
Adjustable Steering Wheel
Destination Download*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Concierge Service*
Roadside Assistance*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
185.00in
183.30in
Width: 
76.10in
74.40in
Height: 
63.40in
64.50in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
8.90in
Front Track: 
65.20in
Rear Track: 
65.00in
Wheel Base: 
110.50in
113.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.90
Rear Head Room: 
39.60

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
53.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5291lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
26.60degrees
31.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.60degrees
25.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4244.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Low fuel level warning
Low tire pressure warning

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
no
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Remote window operation
4 one-touch power windows
Remote keyless power door locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
Driver seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
10 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding with storage center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Front reading lights
Rear floor mats
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
no
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Radio data system
545 watts stereo output
Bose premium brand speakers
14 total speakers
1 subwoofer
Bluetooth wireless data link for hands-free phone
Pre-wired for phone
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Memory card slot
2 subwoofer(s)
Speed sensitive volume control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 9.0
18
Wheels more: 
Tire repair kit
All season tires
Steel spare wheel
Inflatable spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17

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: 
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
Post-collision safety system
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Vehicle Alarm notification*
Blind Spot Assist
Side Airbags in Rear with Belt Force Limiters
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Pre-collision safety system

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: 
Agate Grey, leather
#50463B
Black, leather
#191919
Black/Garnet Red, premium leather
#440F0F
Espresso, premium leather
#40312D
Luxor Beige, leather
#A98E69
Color: 
Black, leather
#101010
Black, leatherette
#131313
Espresso Brown, leather
#5D5752
Espresso Brown, leatherette
#49433E
Silk Beige, leather
#B4A79E
Silk Beige, leatherette
#C6B9B0
designo Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#070707
designo Platinum White Pearl Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#ABADAF