2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLC 43 4MATIC® vs 2018 Porsche Macan Turbo

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 4MATIC vs 2018 Porsche Macan Turbo

It’s been said the best thing to do when you have a mid-life crisis is to buy a fast car. Well, these may not be cars, but they do offer some features your typical sedan simply doesn’t. Mercedes-Benz and Porsche have been crushing the industry for years, and now their performance SUVs are being put to the test. Which one will reign supreme? Take a seat and put your bets on the line as we compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLC 43 4MATIC® vs 2018 Porsche Macan Turbo.

Pricing might not be at the forefront of your mind when shopping for a luxury vehicle, but if you’re looking to save a few thousand dollars more, the AMG® GLC 43 is a better bet. Why would you pay extra just to have the Porsche nameplate? We don’t think it makes sense. Don’t take our word for it though. Move on down to our comparison table below and see the real differences.

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLC 43 4MATIC®


2018 Porsche Macan Turbo

$56,250 MSRP $77,200
18 city/24 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 20 city/25 hwy mpg
9 Speed Automatic Transmission 7 Speed Automatic
362 Horsepower 400
384 lb-ft Torque 406 lb-ft
4.8 seconds 0-60 seconds 4.6 seconds
4WD Drivetrain 4WD
7 Number of Airbags 7
Standard PRESAFE® Not Available
Standard ATTENTION ASSIST® Not Available
7 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Advantages of the 2018 AMG® GLC 43 Over the 2018 Macan

Despite what the comparisons between horsepower and torque might imply, there are a couple performance advantages that weigh in favor of the AMG® GLC 43. Take the transmission for example. The 9-speed automatic in the AMG® GLC 43 means that gear shifts will be quicker and more subtle than the 7-speed in the Macan. To make things better, there is a much larger towing capacity in the AMG® GLC 43. You don’t want to be limited by your SUV just because it falls in the luxury segment, do you? We didn’t think so. When you’re ready to get that white collar dirty, hook up your boat, ATV, small camper or whatever else behind the AMG® GLC 43 because it has a standard towing capacity of 3,500 lbs compared to just 1,653 in the Macan.

Have you made up your mind yet? There’s no rush. If you want a look for yourself, stop by Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis and check out the AMG® GLC 43 for yourself or set up a test drive right here on our website!

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