Luxury SUV Showdown in Columbus: 2023 Porsche Macan vs 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

2023 Porsche Macan vs 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Comparison in Columbus, OH

When it's time to embark on the journey of purchasing a new family-oriented SUV, it can be exciting at first. But the more research you find yourself bogged down in, it can put a damper on your initial enthusiasm. Trying to figure out which SUV has the features, performance, and technology that checks all your boxes can be time-consuming. At Porsche Columbus, we believe that buying a new vehicle should be enjoyable and hassle-free, which is why we've put together this helpful comparison page. Below, you'll take a deep dive into the specs and features of the 2023 Porsche Macan, a luxury SUV we believe is a perfect fit for those searching for a family-friendly daily driver that's fuel-efficient and packed with potent power. So you can see how it stacks up against the competition, we've pitted the Macan against the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe. We think you'll see why Car and Driver rated the Macan a perfect 10/10 and added them to both their 10 Best list and their Editors' Choice List, a feat rarely achieved by any vehicle. Once you've finished reading, we invite you to stop by our Porsche Columbus dealership so you can see the Macan for yourself and speak to any of our expert sales staff. Stop in today and get behind the wheel of a new Porsche SUV.

Close up of front wheel of 2023 Porsche Macan

2023 Porsche Macan vs 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe: Design & Exterior Features

Both the 2023 Macan and the 2023 GLC Coupe offer standard 19-inch wheels with all-season tires. LED headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Lighting System are standard fare on the Macan while the GLC Coupe offers standard digital headlights, but you'll only find clear LED taillights available on the Macan for a sleeker look. Both SUVs offer standard privacy glass and available thermally and noise insulated front and rear glass to help keep unwanted sun rays and noise outside. Exclusively on the Macan will you find the available heated windshield for those chilly winter mornings, and available roof rails for extra cargo space for your weekend adventures. Neither of these features are found on the GLC Coupe.


Close up of 2023 Porsche Macan steering wheel from driver's seat showing Porsche crest

2023 Porsche Macan vs 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe: Comfort & Technology

Both SUVs seat 5 comfortably but when it comes to interior cargo room, the Macan is the winner hands down. When you lay the rear seat flat, the 2023 GLC Coupe only offers 49.4 cubic feet of space while the 2023 Macan boasts 54 cubic feet, perfect for luggage, shopping bags, sporting equipment, and camping gear. Both vehicles offer standard heated seats and you can opt for the available heated rear seats and ventilated front seats for the utmost in luxurious comfort. With the standard Porsche Communication Management system in the Macan and the GLC Coupe's standard MBUX multimedia system, you're kept easily connected. Apple CarPlay® is standard fare in both SUVs to give you convenient access to your favorite apps such as maps, music, text, and more. Voice control is standard on both vehicles, but only the Macan offers standard navigation and wireless charging, features that are optional, therefore cost more, on the GLC Coupe.

Shot of driver in green coat driving red 2023 Porsche Macan

2023 Porsche Macan vs 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe: Performance

You'll find a potent 2.0-liter turbo inline-4 engine under the hood of both SUVs, but the Macan delivers 261 horsepower while the GLC Coupe makes only 255 ponies. The Macan offers 295 lb-ft of torque, 22 more than the GLC Coupe, which means you'll experience better acceleration behind the wheel of the Porsche. An automatic transmission is standard on both SUVs as is all-wheel drive. You can tow up to 3,500 lbs with the GLC Coupe but the Macan boasts a towing capacity of up to 4,409 lbs. Only the Macan offers available Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus and Adaptive Air Suspension.


Shot of woman walking away from green 2023 Porsche Macan parked safely on street

2023 Porsche Macan vs 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe: Safety

Porsche and Mercedes-Benz take the safety of you and your passengers very seriously, which is why both SUVs are packed with solid safety features and the latest in driver assist technology. Front and rear park assist is standard in both vehicles while Lane Departure Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control are standard only on the Macan. You won't find Adaptive Cruise Control on the GLC Coupe and if you want Lane Departure Warning, you'll have to pay more. Both SUVS offer optional self-steering Park Assist to help with tight parking spots and you'll find the available Lane Keep Assist on both the Macan and the GLC Coupe.

2023 Porsche Macan vs 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe: Overall Value

The 2023 Porsche Macan has proven itself time and time again to be the cream of the crop when it comes to luxury SUVs. With more power, more standard features, and premium technology than the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, you're getting a better value when you choose the Macan. To see how the 2023 Macan handles, we invite you to contact Porsche Columbus by phone, online, or stop by our dealership at 409 N. Hamilton Rd to schedule your test drive. We're positive you'll experience a ride like no other behind the wheel of a Porsche.

Feature 2023 Porsche Macan 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe
Standard MSRP* $60,900 $54,700
Standard Engine 2.0L Turbocharged Inline 4 2.0L Inline 4
Performance Output (Horsepower / Torque) 261 / 295 255 / 273
0-60 MPH Time 6.0 Seconds (5.8 Seconds w/ Sport Chrono Package) 6.2 Seconds
Towing Capacity 4,409 lbs 3,500 lbs
Cargo Capacity (Cubic Feet) 17.2 / 53.0 17.6 / 49.4
Navigation System Standard Optional
Wireless Internet Access Standard Optional
Self-Steering Park Assist Standard Standard
Lane Departure Warning Standard Optional

*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price.

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