2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2022 Porsche Cayenne

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE

While many characteristics between the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE and the 2022 Porsche Cayenne mirror each other, not everything matches up. For Manchester, Bedford, and Nashua, New Hampshire, shoppers to detect the differences, we had to dig.

To find out the results of our deep dive, the team at Mercedes-Benz of Manchester presents all the facts here.

Deluxe Seats, But How Much Cargo Space?

At first glance, you may think, well, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE and the Porsche Cayenne provide similar comfort options. While the cabins may look distinct, they do share many of the same characteristics:

  • Heated front seats
  • Available ventilation and massage elements
  • Available heated rear seats
  • Available 4-zone automatic climate control

Despite these initial similarities, the trunks couldn’t be more different. If you’re hoping to transport a new piece of furniture home, it may not cross your mind to measure the cargo area.

With the 2022 GLE, you’re blessed with a maximum 74.9 cubic feet. Far less space can be found in the Cayenne. It tops out at 60.3 cubic feet maximum.

Mirroring Tech Devices

Mirroring devices once again reflect in the dashboards of each SUV.

The Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) operates through the touch of your fingers or through Voice Control. In the Porsche, the Porsche Communication Management system can be guided through your fingers or Voice Control.

Let’s see which other similarities appear:

  • 12.3-inch touchscreen display
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Wireless charging

So, if your main concern is about the tech devices contained within the dashboard area, they’re comparable.

Incomparable Safety

Few luxury cars can compare their safety and driver-assist systems to the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE. The standard features menu lists nearly 30 systems, some of which can be considered cutting-edge and not even available as an option in most cars.

Here are some unusual and rare systems you’ll find standard in the 2022 GLE:

  • Crosswind Assist
  • Parking Damage Detector
  • PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist

And that’s only a taste of what’s offered on both the standard and available menus. You’ll also have the optional Trailer Stability Assist if you decide to hook up a trailer to your car.

The Porsche does have the ParkAssist, which competes on a basic level with the PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist system. They both guide you through challenging parallel parking situations, but let’s put it this way: With the 2022 GLE system, you’ll never have to exit your comfy, dry seat to direct your car into a tight parking space.

Composure and Control

When you’re driving a luxury SUV, you expect the car to maintain road composure and provide the traction control you need. That, though, can be a personal choice when it comes to which type of drive you want.

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE offers standard rear-wheel drive or provides an optional 4MATIC® all-wheel drive (AWD). The Porsche makes the choice for you with standard AWD with Porsche Traction Management.

Both have 3.0L engines you can use, but which one is more powerful? Check out the chart below.




3.0L inline-6 turbo

362 HP

369 lb-ft

3.0L turbocharged V6

335 HP

332 lb-ft

Keep cruising on the highway with the standard engine you’ll have under the hood of the 2022 GLE. It achieves an EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway MPG.*

If you’re driving behind the wheel of the Porsche, it only achieves an EPA-estimated 23 highway MPG. So, you may need to make a pit stop along the way.

Which Car Do You Dig? 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2022 Porsche Cayenne

The results of our dig for differences between the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE and the 2022 Porsche Cayenne have revealed the rarities as well as the similarities. The distinct 2022 GLE stands out with its one-of-a-kind systems, fit for Manchester, Bedford, and Nashua, NH, drivers. Contact the team at Mercedes-Benz of Manchester to reserve your test drive.

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* EPA-estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate.