New Mercedes-AMG GLC vs Porsche Macan
Mercedes-AMG’s new GLC 63 S enters the ring with one of Porsche’s hardest-hitting SUVs: the Macan Turbo...
Behind the wheel
Driving position, visibility, build quality
Both SUVs are capable of prodigious speeds, so they need to offer an excellent driving position. The GLC’s standard sports seat proves comfortable and very supportive, while its leather-wrapped, flat-bottomed steering wheel has a wide range of movement.
The Macan’s seat places you lower than you might expect and doesn’t hug your sides as well, so it’s less supportive in corners. Factor in a bulge in the transmission tunnel that pushes your left leg over to the right and the Macan is less comfortable for the driver.
The GLC also scores points when it comes to interior design. Sure, the Macan looks and feels like a quality product, thanks to a plethora of soft plastics, well-damped switches and beautiful brushed aluminium accents, but the GLC delivers an interior that’s more striking, even if it’s not as sturdy-feeling in places.