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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2016 Porsche Cayenne

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE400


3.0L Biturbo V6


6.0 Seconds






2016 Porsche Cayenne (Base)


3.6L V6


7.3 Seconds

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2016 Porsche Cayenne

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE's dashboard

There is a common misconception associated with Porsche that there is no supplement for its greatness. Although Porsche does manufacturer excellent automobiles, other brands get unfairly lost in its shadow. Mercedes-Benz, for instance, has a much larger lineup than Porsche, and consequently has at least two comparable vehicles for every one Porsche model. In the luxury SUV market, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE400 vs 2016 Porsche Cayenne argument leans toward Mercedes-Benz every time, and we will tell you why. 

First of all, because the Porsche name is worth more, you are overpaying for bragging rights. There is nothing wrong with that, but if you are like us, the overall driving experience and intrinsic value should be more important. The base model Porsche Cayenne and the Mercedes-Benz GLE400 are very similar SUVs. They both offer the latest in automotive technologies such as driver-assistance features and high-performance transmissions, but when it comes to performance, the GLE400 outperforms the Cayenne in almost every category. 

Mercedes-Benz Biturbo Advantage

Biturbo is a turbocharging system that uses two identical turbochargers to share the split the load amongst sides of the engine. Mercedes-Benz uses this secret to make engines smaller, more powerful, and more efficient. The 3.6L V6 in the base Cayenne is powerful, but the GLE has more horsepower and more torque, thanks to its biturbo system. This is also the reason the GLE can accelerate from 0-60 1.3 seconds faster than the Porsche. Of course you could upgrade to the next Cayenne model, but that would cost you an additional $20,000 or so. If you want to travel in luxury without being the center of attention, Mercedes-Benz is the vehicle for you. If you have any questions regarding this 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2016 Porsche Cayenne comparison, contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead today!

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE by pine trees