Given the fact that the Mercedes-Benz GLS is the premium SUV by Mercedes-Benz, it is understandable why the company went to such lengths to make the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS as classy as possible. This luxury SUV comes with a host of tech and safety features while offering amazing ride quality. The interior is superbly done and is very spacious.
The 2021 Porsche Macan is also another SUV that comes with badge pedigree and a reputation to live up to. Sadly, while the Macan is superb in some aspects, it falls woefully short on others. In this comparison, we will look at the two luxury SUVs and give a verdict on which one you should buy this year.
The Mercedes-Benz GLS looks better than ever with the 2021 model getting a more prominent front grille and rugged good looks to match. Inside the SUV, you get a luxurious cabin that offers creature comforts to passengers. There is ample space for the entire family and even more space in the trunk for luggage. Unlike most of its counterparts in this category, the Mercedes-Benz GLS has enough headspace and legroom in the back seat. When it comes to the 2021 Porsche Macan, the exterior styling follows the design cues of Porsche cars. This is a great look and the 2021 Macan will turn heads wherever it goes. The interior is another story with Porsche opting to use cheap materials in the cabin. This lowers the premium look of the Macan and is a surprising aspect considering that this is a Porsche after all.
For tech and safety features, you get two 12.5 inch screens on the dashboard of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLSs. One is the infotainment system while the other one acts as a digital instrument display. Both screens are crystal clear and easy to use. Other features in the Mercedes-Benz GLS include heated seats, Bluetooth® connectivity, and many more. On the 2021 Macan, Porsche offers minimal tech features as standard with the bulk of the others being available as options. Again, this is surprising considering that even the basic Macan does not come cheap.
Under the hood of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS, you get a turbocharged V6 engine that offers plenty of power to the GLS. For those looking for a little more, the GLS is also offered with a V8 engine. Handling is superb and the finely tuned suspension is great at keeping ambient noises out of the cabin. When it comes to the Macan, buyers will get a 2.0 turbocharged engine with V6 and V8 variants available for extra cash. Performance on the base model is ok although if you are looking for a thrilling ride, you are better off spending more money on the higher trims.
Having gone through the specs of the two cars, it is obvious why the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS is the smart choice for any discerning car buyer. You get far more value for your money with the Mercedes-Benz GLS as opposed to the 2021 Porsche Macan. This helps the GLS to easily win this comparison.
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