2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2017 Porsche Cayenne

So you’re looking for an SUV. Many luxury car brands stick to their cars and hardly give larger vehicles any thought, but others are pumping out some high-quality production into their lineup. Enter Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. Believe it or not, you can get a luxury SUV that has many of the same features as a luxury car. There’s no need to go with an average vehicle; you can take a step up by choosing one of these. Let’s see which is a better fit for you between the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs the 2017 Porsche Cayenne.

One of the first things you’ll notice is the price difference. Sure, you probably have a little larger budget if you’re shopping luxury, but why spend more than you need to? You can get the GLE for $7,600 less than the Cayenne. What’s more, you won’t have to sacrifice features. Take a look.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2017 Porsche Cayenne
$52,000 Base Trim MSRP $59,600
38.2 cubic feet Cargo Volume 23.7 cubic feet
Optional Front Power Lumbar with Massage Feature Not Available
Standard Front Power Memory Seats Optional

Big Features. Not-So-Big Price.

There is a significant difference in cargo space between these two, as the GLE is designed to fit more without making passengers feel cramped. A spacious interior isn’t the only thing difference. The front power lumbar with a massaging feature is great for those times when driving is just too stressful, or when you’re leaving work and don’t want to wait until you get home to get a massage. For even more comfort, enjoy the standard heated seats in the GLE that cost extra in the Cayenne. Sure, you might not think much of these during the summer months, but once the weather begins to cool down you’re going to really appreciate it then. Looking for more standard features? The GLE also has Front Power Memory Seats, Vehicle Location System, Power Sunroof/Moonroof and a first-aid kit which are either optional or not available in the more expensive Cayenne.

Safety features could have a page all to themselves, but you should also know that the 2017 GLE was awarded with a Top Safety Pick+, so you can rest assured with peace of mind that Mercedes-Benz is doing everything they can to keep you save in this SUV. If you think the 2017 GLE is right for you, give us a call here at James Motor Company to check it out and set up a test drive!

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE exterior open doors
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE front seats side view
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE exterior off road
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE steering wheel

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