2017 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2017 Porsche Cayenne Tan


2018 MB GLE Red


Matching the 2017 Porsche Cayenne against the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE puts two of the most respected luxury SUVs into conflict. Each focuses on responsive performance, elite design choices, and a wealth of upscale appointments and technologies, but which one is the better choice?


With both the 2017 Porsche Cayenne and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE presenting V6 power as standard, you can expect vibrant low-speed acceleration and quiet, composed high-speed cruising between Frankfort and Crown Point.

That said, the Porsche Cayenne has features that the Mercedes-Benz GLE doesn’t, such as a Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) that adjusts the headlamps according to your steering input. Even better, the Porsche brings all-wheel drive as standard for all-weather peace of mind, but that’s something you’ll have to pay more for with the Mercedes-Benz GLE.

2017 Porsche Cayenne Curve


The Porsche Cayenne continues to edge out the Mercedes-Benz GLE when you turn to the interior. Sometimes it’s just the smaller touches that make a difference, such as the available climate-controlled glove compartment, but there are more significant differences to consider.

For example, the Mercedes-Benz GLE offers a basic 60/40-split rear row as standard, while the Porsche’s 40/20/40-split delivers superior versatility alongside a fold-out center armrest with integrated cup holders. It’s just part of what makes the Porsche Cayenne such an ideal blend of high-end prestige and family-friendly practicality.

2017 Porsche Cayenne Dash


Beyond placing a more luxurious cabin at your disposal, the 2017 Porsche Cayenne is more than happy to offer cutting-edge technologies that just aren’t available with the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE.

Some of the things that the 2017 Cayenne offers that the 2018 GLE doesn’t include:

  • 4-Zone climate control to keep all passengers at their own ideal temperature.

  • Burmester high-end surround sound-system with 1,000-watt 16-channel amplifier, 16 loudspeakers, and an active subwoofer with its own 300-watt Class D amplifier.

2017 Porsche Cayenne Touchscreen

The Mercedes-Benz GLE Fails to Hold Pace with the Indomitable Porsche Cayenne

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE is a luxury SUV with plenty to offer — but not as much as the 2017 Porsche Cayenne. You can check yours out by visiting Porsche Orland Park today — we’re just a quick drive from Frankfort, IL. Alternatively, feel free to contact us or apply for financing from the comfort of your own home.