2018 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2018 Mercedes Benz GLS Class

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne has been praised for its potent engine, exceptional handling and options selection. Its performance is excellent, especially for a hybrid. However, it is in competition against the 2018 Mercedes Benz GLS Class, an SUV with lots of flexibility and room, luxury and an assortment of safety features. Which should you buy?

Design & Style

The Mercedes Benz GLS has a classical exterior which is rugged in appearance. It is boxy, and this is how Mercedes wanted it. The grille has been widened, with a larger star with three points and bars which are horizontal and thick. LED lights have been incorporated into this edition as well. Different trim options are available and its wheels are 21 inches. In terms of design, the Porsche Cayenne is very much the opposite of the Mercedes, preferring curves as smooth as silk. It has a rounded outline overall, with the same headlights that can be seen on other Porsche models. An analog clock can be seen in the interior, with sculpted vents, an instrument panel and other high-end materials.

Technology & Safety

The Porsche Cayenne comes with a standard six airbags, which are designed to protect the driver and every passenger. Other, more advanced safety devices include warnings for forward impacts, warnings when departing lanes, cruise control which is adaptive and adaptive headlights. A camera with surround view capability is optional. The Mercedes Benz GLS has a huge interior, which is capable of seating seven people comfortably. To protect them, it is equipped with the newest safety tech, such as traction control, crosswind programmed compensation, emergency automated brakes, rearview cameras, and a system which measures attention. It also has knee airbags and automated speed warnings.


The Porsche Cayenne is capable of shooting from zero to sixty in just seven seconds, which is outstanding for an SUV. This is due to its marvelous engine and the eight-speed automatic, as well as the steering. It comes with a standard V6 3.6 liter engine that can produce 300 horsepower with 295 pounds of torque. The Mercedes Benz GLS also provides exceptional power and handling. It has a V6 twin turbo engine with 3.6 liter that can produce362 horsepower with an automatic nine speed.

The Bottom Line

The Mercedes Benz GLS and Porsche Cayenne are similar in many ways but differ in others. The trouble with the Mercedes however is that its switchgear is dated, the diesel option has been removed completely, and many who’ve test driven it have found COMAND very irritating to use. Therefore, the Porsche Cayenne wins.

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Feel how it is like to drive a luxury car offering the total package like that of what the 2018 Porsche Cayenne offers. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Manhattan Motorcars. We are located in New York, and we are servicing the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche Cayenne test drive appointment in advance.

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