Mercedes-Benz and Porsche: two names synonymous with luxury and high-octane performance. If you’re looking for an SUV that’s going to elevate your rides through Scottsdale, AZ, there’s a good chance the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE and the Porsche Cayenne are on your short list.
Admit it! You want to know which SUV is the better choice, and so does our team at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale. It’s the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. Porsche Cayenne comparison. Let’s see which one comes out on top!
One of the reasons to drive an SUV is that you may have passengers or cargo to take along with you. Interior space becomes a primary consideration when you have people or gear to transport.
If you have friends and family who are always jumping in for a ride, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE is the clear choice. When outfitted with the optional third row, it offers seating for up to seven. The Cayenne can only seat five.
Are you planning a road trip? Cargo room for all your luggage is essential, but what about all the souvenirs you collect along the way? The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE has the advantage here. It boasts up to 74.9 cubic feet of storage space. Compare that to just 60.3 cubic feet in the Porsche Cayenne.
Both models surround you and your passengers in supple comfort. They’re available with leather-trimmed seating and massaging front seats. You can also relax with the following options in either model:
However, one standard feature you’ll only find in the 2023 GLE is 64-color LED ambient lighting, which enables your cabin to reflect your mood or driving style. The Cayenne goes without a similar feature.
Safety and luxury go hand in hand. After all, it’s much easier to enjoy the ride when you have complete peace of mind behind the wheel. Both Mercedes-Benz and Porsche take your safety as seriously as you do, as you’ll see below.
Fortunately, both models can come packed with advanced standard and available safety features, including:
PRESAFE® is a unique system you’ll only get with the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE. It prepares the vehicle for impact once an imminent collision is detected. It can automatically tighten the front seat belts, adjust the passenger seat, and close the windows—all to help protect you and your most precious cargo.
The 2023 GLE offers even more peace of mind with ATTENTION ASSIST®, another standard feature of the 2023 GLE that you won’t find on the Cayenne. This first-of-its- kind system monitors over 70 parameters of driving behavior and learns your specific habits over time. When it detects drowsy or distracted driving, you’ll be alerted so you can refocus or pull over for a quick break.
Of course, you’ll want to ensure the SUV you choose has the capability to take you reliably from Point A to Point B—and beyond. When we peek under their respective hoods, we find both the 2023 GLE and the Cayenne are prepared to deliver.
Both luxury SUVs provide an engaging ride with powerful engine options. You can dial into the drive with some of their available performance options. They share brand-specific versions of the following:
The standard 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission is one major advantage the 2023 GLE has over the Cayenne. This 9-speed transmission provides a greater range of gear ratios than the 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission that comes standard with the Cayenne. This delivers a more engaging ride and enhanced fuel economy.
Speaking of fuel economy, both SUVs have a standard ECO Start/Stop system that automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and when idling. Once the driver moves from the brake to the accelerator, the engine restarts.
However, its superior transmission allows the 2023 GLE to lead the way with an EPA-estimated 20 city/24 highway MPG.* Meanwhile, the Porsche Cayenne is only capable of providing an EPA-estimated 19 city/23 highway MPG.
The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE and the Porsche Cayenne are two of the most potent luxury SUVs out there. If you want an SUV that will provide additional interior space and amenities, optimal fuel economy, and superior standard safety features, the 2023 GLE is the clear choice for your rides through Scottsdale, AZ.
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*EPA estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate.