2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC VS 2018 Porsche Macan
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2018 Porsche Macan: Performance
When it comes to performance, the 2018 Porsche Macan is a cut above. With any of the four engines, the 2018 Porsche Macan impresses with outstanding acceleration and overall power. There are four Porsche Macan trims, and each features a different engine. The base model comes with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder that puts out 252 horsepower. All engines are mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The only performance metric where this Porsche trails many competitors is fuel economy. According to the EPA, the base Macan gets 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, which is below average for a luxury compact SUV. In models featuring a V6 engine, the numbers are even worse: 17 mpg in the city and 23 on the highway.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2018 Porsche Macan: Feature Comparison
The 2018 Porsche Macan’s quiet interior looks great and features top-notch materials, even in the base trim. It seats five people, and power-adjustable front seats covered in leather and Alcantara (synthetic suede) come standard. The front seats are comfortable, and the rear seats have enough room for most adults. The standard infotainment system in the Macan features the Porsche Communication Management interface, a 7-inch touch screen, two USB ports, 11 GB of internal jukebox storage, two SD card slots, satellite radio, HD Radio, and ten speakers. Other standard features in the Macan include ambient lighting, tri-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, and lane departure warning. There’s a wealth of buttons surrounding the touch screen; some reviewers praise them for being straightforward, while others complain they make the center stack look crowded.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2018 Porsche Macan: Overall Comparison
The Porsche Macan is a nice luxury compact SUV. Inside, the Macan has high-end materials and comfortable, supportive front seats. It also has a user-friendly infotainment system and lots of standard and available tech features. However, the Macan’s cargo capacity is lower than many class rivals’. Also, it has low fuel economy estimates and a higher price tag than most classmates.
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