Are you in the market for a luxury SUV? Do you need space for all of your essentials and favourite passengers? Are you looking to take a ride in the lap of luxury all while satisfying your need for speed? If so, our team has two top-contending options for you: the 2022 Porsche Cayenne and the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE.
To help you decide which of these two posh models is perfect for your drives around Vaughan, ON, our team at Pfaff Porsche has put together this Porsche Cayenne vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE comparison. Discover the winner below.
Porsche Cayenne vs Mercedes-Benz GLE: Performance
Let’s be honest—luxury vehicles know a thing or two about excellent performance and handling. In fact, when you compare the Cayenne to the GLE, you’ll notice that both models equip standard all-wheel drive, electronic damping suspension systems, and various drive modes to help you achieve the driving experience you desire.
However, it’s their power outputs that set them apart. The Porsche’s slew of powertrains starts out with a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine that can churn out 335 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the Mercedes-Benz GLE has two available engines; its 2.0-litre base engine is able to produce 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.
Mercedes-Benz does offer a 429-horsepower AMG® engine for the GLE. They even have plans to extend the GLE’s powertrain options with a V8 option, though it is not available at this time. Presently, the Cayenne’s 670-horsepower performance engine takes the lead.
So, if you’re looking for more powertrain options and a swift acceleration from the jump, the Porsche Cayenne may be your top choice.
Porsche Cayenne vs Mercedes-Benz GLE: Interior & Cargo
SUVs are perfect for hauling around many bags from your latest shopping spree or your getaway gear. Which luxury model offers you more space, even with each seat upright? Let’s check it out below:
Porsche Cayenne trunk capacity: 772 litres
Mercedes-Benz GLE trunk capacity: 630 litres
When you have to bring the whole family to the market, you’ll have plenty of space for a week’s worth of groceries in the Porsche’s trunk. It may get a bit more cramped in the GLE’s trunk.
Comfort Along the Journey
As you’re toting around your gear and essentials, why not settle in for the drive? Both models make it easy to do so with these standard features:
Heated front seats
Leather or leather-like seating surfaces
2-zone climate control
Voice Pilot with natural language understanding
If you’re looking to add more comfort to your chilly morning commute and hands-free driving experience, the Porsche Cayenne makes a heated steering wheel standard. This is only an optional feature on the Mercedes-Benz; so, you’d have to upgrade your model to enjoy this comfort.
Porsche Cayenne vs Mercedes-Benz GLE: Safety
When it comes to security, the 2022 Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes-Benz GLE have your back. In fact, both models equip various active and passive features to keep you and your precious cargo safe. The Mercedes-Benz even equips similar features to these Porsche systems:
Warn and Brake Assist
ParkAssist (front and rear)
Available Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Change Assist
While the Mercedes-Benz GLE offers its own slew of unique safety features, it goes without a few intuitive and futuristic features that are on the Porsche. Those features include Remote ParkAssist (which can help you pull your vehicle out of a tricky spot without being in the cabin), and Night Vision Assist (which can detect pedestrians or wildlife at night).
2022 Porsche Cayenne vs Mercedes-Benz GLE—The Winner
If you’re in the market for a luxury SUV, the Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes-Benz GLE are great options to explore. However, thanks to its greater engine output, larger trunk capacity, additional comfort features, and unique safety systems, our team believes that the Porsche Cayenne should be your top choice.
Do you agree? If so, schedule a test drive at Pfaff Porsche near Vaughan, Ontario, today!