Compare 2019 Porsche Cayenne vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE


 2019 Porsche Cayenne 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE

335 hp 329 hp
MPG (City/Hwy) *
19 / 23 17 / 23
Max. Towing Capacity
7,700 lbs. 7,200 lbs.

2019 Porsche Cayenne vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Serving San Diego, CA
As you search for a luxury midsize SUV that lives up to your high expectations, your short list may include the 2019 Porsche Cayenne and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE. These models are both stunning SUVs that have been delighting drivers and passengers alike for many years, and they both have received a major update within the last two years. However, this is where the similarities of these beautiful SUVs end. After comparing the features, capabilities, and style of the 2019 Cayenne against the 2019 GLE, one model will noticeably rise to the top.

Exterior Design & Features
While the 2019 Porsche Cayenne is placed in the same class as the GLE, the Cayenne is longer and wider. It also sits closer to the ground. These dimensional variations bring to life their significant body style differences. The Cayenne has a sportier look with an elongated front end that tapers downward sharply to a modest grille. The Cayenne’s profile fades to the rear with stunning contour lines that carry the eye to the back. The integrated roof spoiler and slanted design of the LED headlights and taillights add to the athletic, powerful appearance of the Cayenne’s exterior. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE, on the other hand, has a taller stance with crisp contouring on the hood and a larger grille. The headlights are larger and more prominent, and the profile is similar to many other popular SUVs on the market today.

Interior Features & Technology
The 2019 Porsche Cayenne is available in four variants, and these are the Cayenne, the Cayenne S, the Cayenne Turbo and the Cayenne E-Hybrid. These trims are substantially different in terms of the luxury they provide and their performance capabilities. Some of the features available with the mid-level trim include leather interior with metal accents, cruise control, HomeLink, a perimeter alarm, numerous power and USB ports, a day-night auto-dimming rearview mirror, an integrated navigation system, a systems monitor, smart device integration, FOB controls for the tailgate and windows, a refrigerated storage box, a roll-up cargo cover, a superior sound system, delayed interior lighting and more. The GLE is available in two trims for 2019, and there is minimal variation between these two options. Additionally, there is not a hybrid version available. Standard or optional equipment in the GLE for 2019 includes 64 hues for interior lighting, an optional third row of seats that extends into the cargo area, voice recognition, heated front seats, a large infotainment system screen and additional features.

When deciding which luxury SUV to take home, performance capabilities require close inspection. The base powertrain in the 2019 Cayenne is a Turbo 3.0-liter, V6 engine that delivers 340 horsepower. At the top trim level, you can enjoy 550 horsepower from a V8, Twin-Turbo 4.8-liter powertrain. The Cayenne is designed with an 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission, gas-pressurized shock absorbers, hydraulic power-assisted steering, full-time all-wheel drive, and an advanced suspension system. For both trims, the 2019 GLE comes with a 3.5-liter, V6 engine that puts out 302 horsepower. A rear-wheel drive and an all-wheel-drive version are both available in the new GLE, and these are mated with a 9-speed automatic transmission with multiple driving modes and other well-designed equipment under the hood.

Your next luxury SUV should live up to your highest expectations. With multiple trims for these two vehicles to compare, the next natural step is to stop by our dealership and to test the three Cayenne trims. By doing so, you can get a well-rounded view of how these two models stack up. Contact us today to schedule your test drive of the 2019 Cayenne.

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* EPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.