2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe vs. Porsche Macan S
Luxury crossover SUVs have earned a respected reputation for their impeccable design, everyday versatility, and luxurious interior appointments. As a result of their popularity, more and more buyers have turned their attention towards performance-focused luxury crossovers due to their track-inspired power and remarkable handling characteristics. If you’re searching for thrilling performance without sacrificing on practicality, these vehicles offer the perfect solution. The Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe sets the benchmark for this segment, representing all the quintessential attributes of a performance-focused luxury crossover. To help illustrate how the AMG GLC 43 is the best choice, we’ve compared it side-by-side against one of its top rivals – the Porsche Macan S. Once you discover all the advantages of the AMG GLC 43, you’ll understand why drivers continue to choose Mercedes-Benz.
Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe vs Porsche Macan S
|2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe||VS||2020 Porsche Macan S|
|9 ✓||Transmission Speeds||7|
|20 inches ✓||Wheel Size||19 inches|
|Standard, Panoramic ✓||Power Sunroof||Optional|
|Power ✓||Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel Adjustments||Manual|
|KEYLESS-GO doors and push button start ✓||Proximity Key Entry||Optional|
|Standard ✓||AC Power Outlet||Not Available|
|Driver & Passenger ✓||Heated Front Seats||Optional|
|Standard ✓||Blind Spot Monitoring||Optional|
|Standard ✓||Intelligent Brake Assist||Optional|
Although the Porsche Macan S begins this matchup with a slight price advantage over the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe, you’ll quickly discover that this initial savings will leave you disappointed by choosing Porsche. In terms of performance, the clear favorite is the AMG GLC 43 Coupe. It boasts greater horsepower, greater torque, and a more sophisticated 9-speed automatic transmission for greater response. If you’re craving maximum exhilaration, the obvious choice is Mercedes-Benz.
Its larger 20-inch wheels offer a more commanding presence on the road as well. The AMG GLC 43 Coupe comes standard with a panoramic sunroof, something you’ll have to pay extra for on the Macan S. Great for finding your ideal driving position, you’ll have access to a power-adjustable tilt and telescoping steering column. Porsche drivers will have to fumble around with an archaic manual adjustable column.
Standard KEYLESS-GO doors and push button start add convenience to the AMG GLC 43 Coupe. Again, Porsche owners will be required to select a costly option package in order to receive a similar feature. Standard heated seats for the driver and front passenger help make cold winter mornings much more pleasant. You can use a standard AC power outlet to keep your electronic devices charged up for the journey.
Safety is another key component of the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe. Standard Blind Spot Monitoring takes the guesswork out of changing lanes on the highway. Similarly, Intelligent Brake Assist can provide a helping hand when you need it most during emergency braking situations. Once again, these two great features will force you to spend more on the Macan S.
Winner – Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe
Now that we’ve tallied the results, the clear winner of this in-depth comparison is the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe. The Porsche Macan S simply cannot compete with the blistering performance, premium interior features, groundbreaking safety innovations, and impressive value represented by the AMG GLC 43 Coupe. Ready to learn more? Our team at Mercedes-Benz of Easton is standing by to introduce you to the AMG GLC 43 Coupe.