2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Porsche Macan

Luxury shoppers interested in a high-end crossover have a lot of options to choose from. In this comparison, we want to look at some attractive models from two iconic brands: Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV offers generous interior space and confident driving, while the 2018 Porsche Macan also offers the practical advantages of a luxury crossover. But which of the models in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Porsche Macan comparison is ideal?

The 2018 Porsche Macan offers a slight horsepower advantage over the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC, but the Mercedes-Benz model easily surpasses the Porsche option when it comes to delivering the best fuel efficiency. These models are also tied when it comes to both torque (273 pound-feet) and 0-60 mph acceleration (6.3 seconds). This means that the Mercedes-Benz crossover can deliver similar performance to its Porsche rival while also capitalizing on efficiency technology.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2018 Porsche Macan Base
$40,050 Starting MSRP* $47,800
2.0-L 4-cylinder (241 hp) Engine 2.0-L 4-cylinder (252 hp)
56.5 cubic feet Cargo Space 53 cubic feet
22/28 mpg Fuel Economy** (city/highway) 20/25 mpg

Interior Space and Features on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Powertrain efficiency is far from the only advantage that the Mercedes-Benz crossover brings to this 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Porsche Macan comparison. With 56.5 cubic feet of available cargo space (compared to just 53 cubic feet on the 2018 Porsche Macan), the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC has more room available for passengers and cargo, without compromising on comfortable handling.

Both of these vehicles also come with elite standard features, but we always prefer the quality features that are standard and available on a Mercedes-Benz. A 14-way powered driver seat with memory settings (and available 14-way powered passenger seat), DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, and an available cabin air purification and fragrance system are bold features drivers and passengers can enjoy with the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC.

If you would like to learn more about the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC in the Houston TX area, contact a member of our sales team. Here at Star Motor Cars, we have a large selection of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles and would be delighted to help you find the model of your dreams.

driver cockpit of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC with blue highlights
side view of the driver seat of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC
interior seating of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC dashboard with sunrise in the background

*MSRP for a 2018 GLC includes transportation charge. Excludes all options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary.

*EPA estimated 22/28 MPG city/highway with 17.4-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.