2017 Porsche Macan vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC

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2017 Mercedes Benz GLC-Class Black


The 2017 Porsche Macan and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC run neck-and-neck at the head of the luxury SUV segment. If you want to choose between them, you really have to dig down into the details. Alternatively, you can just read through our competitive comparison to see which of these world-class models edges ahead.

2017 Porsche Macan Driving

Power and Performance

The new Macan makes good on the line’s reputation for diverse power by providing the freedom to choose between three sophisticated engines:

  • 2.0L Turbocharged Four-Cylinder: Makes up to 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque as standard.

  • 3.0L Turbocharged V6: Makes up to 340 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque.

  • 3.6L Turbocharged V6: Makes up to 400 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque, enough to sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC engines include:

  • 2.0L Turbocharged Four-Cylinder: Makes up to 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque as standard.

  • 3.0L V6: makes up to 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque.

Opting for the Mercedes-Benz GLC provides fewer power options and reduced performance across either the standard or available powertrain.

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Porsche has a reputation for pushing driving engineering further, so you might expect the 2017 Porsche Macan to sweep along the roads of Frankfort and Crown Point with greater spirit than the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC. What often leaves people stunned is just how far the Porsche Macan pulls ahead in terms of its technology.

A noteworthy inclusion is several driver-assistance technologies as standard, including a Lane Departure Warning System and front and rear parking sensors. With the Mercedes-Benz GLC, you’ll have to fork out for a premium model or options package for such features. The Porsche even supplies amenities that can’t be enjoyed with the Mercedes-Benz at any price, such as Apple CarPlay and two 10.1-inch rear entertainment screens with individual DVD drivers, HDMI interfaces, and SD cards.

2017 Porsche Macan Technology

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Fails to Match the 2017 Porsche Macan

The difference between the 2017 Porsche Macan and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC isn’t wildly dramatic, but it ultimately represents the distance between first and second place. To learn more, simply contact us today. You can even apply for financing online.